FEATURED STORY

The Golden Hour

Training First Responders in Mosul

Read More
Items
Filters:
Story

Small changes, big consequences

The unfortunate myth that breast milk alone is not enough for a child’s nutritional needs is strongly embedded within Somalian society. As a result, in a nation where many mothers and children don’t have access to the healthcare and education needed to ensure a healthy pregnancy and infanthood, mothers often supplement breast milk with infant …

Continue Reading

Story

May Majid: Unbroken Spirit

“We all have something inside us that will never be the same again,” says May Majid of living through the Iraq War. This theme would weave its way through our conversation: remnants of things broken and lost, and the exhausting effort of constantly trying to piece it all back together, inside and out. “Almost every …

Continue Reading

Story

Boosting the economy

As part of International Medical Corps’ commitment to combatting gender based-violence (GBV) in South Sudan, we are working on a number of different programs that empower women within the community. Among other things, we offer training in business management and leadership skills that aim to prevent GBV risks while empowering them within their households and their …

Continue Reading

Story

Treating invisible wounds

The military-political crisis that broke out in 2012 has severely crippled the healthcare system in the Central African Republic (CAR). This is especially true when it comes to mental health services. Stigmatization and misunderstandings about the causes of mental health issues and the effectiveness of treatment at the community level also impede necessary care. According …

Continue Reading

Story

What we know about fighting Ebola: A Q&A with expert Dr. Adam Levine

The global health community is better prepared to face the largest outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease since the 2014-2016 West African epidemic claimed more than 11,000 lives, but funding from major donor countries is needed quickly to contain the current outbreak early. We talk with Dr. Adam Levine, the technical lead of International Medical Corps’ …

Continue Reading

Story

Hadeel Naser: On Souls and Love

With decades of experience, International Medical Corps’ medical professionals know a lot about the human body: how to perform lifesaving operations, treat chronic illnesses, address and prevent infectious diseases, and bring children back from the brink of starvation. But matters of the mind and heart can be more mysterious. Says Hadeel, “When you work with …

Continue Reading

Story

Our Emergency Field Hospital Deployed in… Los Angeles?

International Medical Corps, an L.A.-based global First Responder, transformed a vacant lot at the foot of City Hall in downtown Los Angeles into the site of our Emergency Field Hospital simulation for a week-long crisis training. In a collaboration years in the making, International Medical Corps worked with volunteer supply chain and logistics experts from …

Continue Reading

Video

Our Emergency Field Hospital Deployed in Los Angeles

In collaboration with FedEx, our modular and portable Emergency Field Hospital was deployed in downtown Los Angeles in February for three days of live training simulations. Having a sophisticated mobile field hospital that we can deploy almost anywhere in the world is a game-changer because speed saves lives.
Story

A portable field hospital that saves lives in a disaster – In pictures

When disaster strikes, speed saves lives. At least 85% of survivors requiring critical care will be rescued within the first 72 hours. But that’s exactly when the local hospitals are most overwhelmed and understaffed. That’s why International Medical Corps now maintains a portable field hospital that can arrive anywhere in the world within 24-48 hours. …

Continue Reading

Page: