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Facebook is using its trove of data on 2.4 billion people to build maps to help fight diseases

On Monday, the Silicon Valley technology giant announced disease prevention maps – a set of maps available to health organisations and NGOs showing information like the movement of people and population density to help them understand people’s activity, with the aim of learning how epidemics might appear and evolve, and how best to tackle them.

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Tireless Volunteers Serve Thousands

They arrived throughout the night. From midnight until 4am a steady stream of families, groups, individuals, originally from Syria, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Eritrea, reached the latest milestone in their long journeys towards the safety of Europe, Keleti railway station in Budapest. They arrived exhausted, frightened, hungry and thirsty. Many had injuries to their feet from hours …

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Relief for Sinjar Mountain Refugees

Last summer, residents of Sinjar, a northern Iraqi city, were forced to flee their homes when the militant group ISIS took control. When the displaced people fled to Sinjar Mountain, trapped without food and water, the world took notice of this spawning humanitarian crisis. Although many were able to escape Sinajr on foot to Syria, …

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Crossing Lake Victoria to Prevent New Cases of HIV/ AIDS, Educate Sex Workers and Provide Treatment on the Islands of Remba, Ringiti and Sena

Logistically speaking, one would think that boarding a boat and sailing across the lake would be simple. However, this is not always the case. The local Drop in Center (DiCe) team, part of International Medical Corps’ Most at Risk Populations program to reach sex workers in Kenya with HIV services, diligently prepares itself to cross …

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International Medical Corps Staff Members Awarded Scholarships to Fritz Institute’s Renowned Humanitarian Logistics Certification Program

The Fritz Institute has selected three International Medical Corps employees to receive scholarships for their award-winning Humanitarian Logistics Certification Program. The awardees are: Remy Manirakiza, Burundi Edwige Diane Fosso Tuete, Cameroon Christopher Kibet Kerich, Kenya In order to support the development of logistics and supply management skills for professionals working with lifesaving humanitarian organizations, the …

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A Simulated Earthquake in ‘Brinland’ Provides Invaluable Training for International Medical Corps’ Logistics Team

Training individuals and communities to be better prepared for future emergencies, is central to International Medical Corps’ mission. That commitment is just as important for our own staff, to make sure we are always ready to respond as quickly and effectively as possible when lives are at risk in the communities we serve. UN Logistic …

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Spotlight on International Medical Corps Logistics:

A conversation with Jacqui Gavin, Deputy Head of Global Logistics Jacqui Gavin has extensive experience in humanitarian outreach and emergency relief Logistics in challenging environments. Throughout her career, she has worked on emergencies in Pakistan, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Belize, Sierra Leone, Angola, Indonesia, and Iraq.   As Deputy Head of Global Logistics at International …

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International Medical Corps and Agility Logistics Partner to Enhance Delivery of Humanitarian Relief

International Medical Corps and Agility, a global logistics leader, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that outlines plans to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian relief. The two parties agreed to work together on both emergency relief and development settings to provide rapid response to populations in need and logistical support for long-term assistance. …

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