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‘I now advise my sisters’

Even as many parts of the world witness overproduction of food and deal with the side effects of obesity, about 3 million children every year die due to an acute lack of food. Many millions more face stunting—a permanent condition that inhibits the physical and cognitive growth of a child. One of the places where …

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Beatrice Essebe: An optimist building change

In the face of seemingly intractable social challenges, it can be hard to believe in change. But to a frontline health worker like Beatrice Essebe, International Medical Corps’ Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Supervisor in Cameroon, change is not only possible, it is an inevitability and provides a purpose. Says Beatrice: “There is nothing greater than when …

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CAR Refugees Caught in Limbo in Cameroon

As an international humanitarian relief organization that also focuses on rebuilding lives, International Medical Corps embodies two somewhat contradictory notions at once: efficient mobilization to rapid onset emergencies and a long-term commitment to seeing people in desperate need through the nuances of recovery and well beyond. We run around the world trying to stop hemorrhaging …

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The Boy Who Was Buried Alive and Survived

When his village in Nigeria was attacked, 10-year-old Ibrahim witnessed his father’s brutal murder. Then the insurgents came after him.

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In the Fight Against HIV/ AIDS in Cameroon: An Update from the Field

International Medical Corps started an HIV program in Cameroon’s Djohong health district in April 2011, and later expanded it to Meiganga health district. The program aims to prevent HIV infection by educating local communities through our mobile medical units and gender-based violence sensitization activities. To date, 24,694 people have participated in our HIV-related health education …

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Water Points Transform Cameroonian Villages, Prevent Spread of Cholera

Cameroon’s Far North Region experiences short rainy seasons and long dry seasons. The national water company only supplies the main town, leaving neighboring villages without potable water. Consequently, less than 19% of the population has access to drinking water. Local livelihoods in the region include agriculture, small scale animal husbandry and trade. Women also sell …

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In Cameroon – Working with Rural Communities to Fight Cholera

In September 2010 cases of cholera reached critical levels in Cameroon in one of the country’s worst reported outbreaks in 20 years.  Through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, International Medical Corps has been implementing a comprehensive program to contain the epidemic as well as develop long-term measures to limit the reappearance …

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International Medical Corps Receives $700,000 to Respond to Deadly Cholera Outbreak in Cameroon

International Medical Corps received a $700,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to respond to a deadly cholera outbreak in northern Cameroon. The response will target the districts of Koza, Mogode, and Mokolo, where half of the reported cases have occurred, and will provide comprehensive cholera services, including treatment, surveillance, water and sanitation, …

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