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“Cholera Excludes No One”

The emergency response to Hurricane Matthew is not Christine’s first stint with International Medical Corps. Following the earthquake in 2010, Christine applied ten years of nursing experience to help International Medical Corps mobile medical teams treat earthquake victims and cholera patients. “I was especially shocked at the number of child victims,” she said, describing how …

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Fighting Cholera in South Sudan

As of September 21, there have been 2,170 confirmed cholera cases in South Sudan. Thirty-one have resulted in death. The majority of these cases have been in the capital, Juba, where International Medical Corps has been fighting cholera in the city’s largest displacement camp. Known as UN House, the camp or “protection of civilian” (PoC) …

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Baby Jo: The 3-month-old Ebola survivor

At the height of the Ebola Epidemic in Liberia a Mother and her 3-month-old daughter (Baby Jo) are admitted for testing at the Bong County Ebola Treatment Center.  International Medical Corps staff and volunteers share their memories about her survival story.
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Ending Polio In Nigeria

International Medical Corps played a key role in ending polio in Nigeria, making all of Africa polio free Editor’s Note: In August, two children were reported paralyzed from wild poliovirus in Borno state in northeastern Nigeria. This resurgence of the disease comes after more than two years without any cases of poliovirus. The two new …

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Guinea’s Untold Story

Imagine a country where cholera breaks out every year, where over 50 out of 1,000 people get malaria, and where health facilities are so poorly equipped that pregnant women have to bring their own delivery kits to the maternity ward. Then, Ebola hits. The outbreak produced 3,351 confirmed cases—2,083 of which resulted in death. The …

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Fighting A Painful Parasite Common Among Iraq’s Displaced

When Zahra’s family heard Islamic State ISIL forces had captured the nearby northern Iraqi town of Sinjar in the summer of 2014, they fled their home with just the clothes on their backs. Like tens of thousands of other members of an ethno-religious minority known as Yazidis, they set off on foot to seek refuge …

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Ebola: Resurfacing

It was a regular Wednesday afternoon and everyone at the International Medical Corps office in Conakry was involved in meetings, reports, and calls to ensure the post-Ebola program runs smoothly. Then, a call disrupted that routine at 4:23 pm: three Ebola cases were confirmed. Another two were suspected. Health centers everywhere across Guinea remind patients …

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“The Orphans We Are Left With”

When government health worker Brima Kamara arrived in Pate-Bana, a small town of some 2,000 souls in north-central Sierra Leone, it was eerily quiet, the sun-baked, red dirt streets empty. He went straight to the community health post, where he opened the doors to find nine corpses, all still on IV fluids. Spilled blood covered …

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First Experimental Trial of Ebola Drug in Humans Shows Promising Results; International Medical Corps Plays Key Role in Study

The first controlled trial of an experimental Ebola drug on humans has produced promising results. Initial findings of the trial that ran through the second half of 2015 into January 2016 for the three-component antibody cocktail known as ZMapp showed that patients suffering from the potentially deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) tolerated the drug well …

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Infectious Disease In Mali:

The call came in just after 5 pm: a 30-year-old man in Sélingué, a town in southern Mali not far from the Guinean border, was sick. His symptoms were frighteningly similar to Ebola—high fever and bloody vomit and diarrhea. When he sought care at a local health facility, the clinic staff called International Medical Corps’ …

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