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For Women in CAR, Access to Light through Knowledge

Sometimes, what you don’t know can kill you—like not knowing about proper nutrition and handwashing, safe sex practices and maternal health support. Other times, what you don’t know can severely disempower you—like not knowing where to turn for help after you have been raped. When it comes to gender-based violence (GBV), women and girls are …

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Every little bit helps

International Medical Corps has been providing medical relief in the Central African Republic (CAR), a country haunted by instability and grappling with a weakened health system, since 2007. We are currently providing healthcare and other assistance in three regions: Vakaga, Haute Kotto and Ouaka. In Ndiffa, a village more than 200 kilometres from Birao, the …

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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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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 …

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The triplets from Takamala

In the Central African Republic (CAR), this is not a theoretical question but a stark reality. Plagued by unrest and turmoil, the country is now in urgent need of humanitarian aid and time after time referred to as ‘a forgotten crisis’. Most people in CAR live in rural areas with functioning medical facilities rarely within …

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Supporting Refugee Communities in Africa

Today the Pfizer Foundation* is pleased to announce new funding for three important humanitarian organizations to specifically support their work with refugees and internally displaced people. The grants will support activities in acute refugee settings in areas that have some of the greatest need.

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Qatar Charity Awards International Medical Corps $2.3 Million to Deliver Humanitarian Relief in Syria, Sierra Leone and Central African Republic

International Medical Corps will immediately scale up health care and training programs to help those affected by the conflicts in Syria and Central African Republic and to help contain the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone with $2.3 million in collaborative funding from Qatar Charity. With the common mission to assist and strengthen the capacity …

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A Ceasefire to Save Lives

“No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his body, to risk his well-being, to risk his life, in a great cause.” -Theodore Roosevelt Dr. Sekou Conde has the steely, unflappable mien of a man who has lived and worked in dangerous environments most of his adult life. He …

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International Medical Corps Continues to Address Health Needs of Internally Displaced Persons in Central African Republic

As violence continues across the Central African Republic (CAR), International Medical Corps remains on the ground addressing the urgent health needs of affected communities. At least 2,000 people have been killed and more than 700,000 have been displaced in the country since December. Our health teams are providing outpatient consultations, prioritizing testing and treatment for …

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