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Abdelmanane: Devoted Community Health Worker

If becoming self-reliant is a goal in life, we could all learn a little something from Abdelmanane. In the face of adverse conditions in Chad—including an ongoing measles epidemic and alarmingly high rates of malnutrition— Abdelmanane is preventing disease and building resilience in his community. He even set up his own business, enabling him to …

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Boosting Capacity Where It’s Needed Most

International Medical Corps’ Dr. Yacouba Diarra describes the health district of Abdi in eastern Chad as dangerously fragile. Sadly, this situation is not isolated to Abdi; it exists throughout the country. Chad faces several fundamental battles that pose a threat to health. More than 4 million people don’t have access to clean water or secure …

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The matrons by the lake

Today, over 800 women will die in childbirth. Most of them live in rural parts of aid-dependent countries with limited access to healthcare. Hundreds of thousands of women lose their lives during childbirth each year in what can only be described as a reproductive health emergency. The situation is alarming, especially considering that the vast …

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Providing care on the shores of Lake Chad

Having crossed borders and entered neighboring countries, the ongoing conflict has forced millions from their homes and caused a severe food crisis. Apart from the conflict, extreme poverty and drought have exacerbated the situation. In the heart of the emergency lies the Lake Chad Basin region, which includes Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. For several …

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International Medical Corps Calls for Increased Humanitarian Support in Chad

Already host to hundreds of thousands of refugees from Sudan’s Darfur region, Chad is moving center stage as armed militants drive large scale population displacements and instability throughout the region.  Having operated for a decade in Chad, International Medical Corps is calling on the international community to expand its support to this oft forgotten humanitarian …

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Chad Faces Severe Hunger Crisis with Girls under Age Five Particularly at Risk; International Medical Corps Calls for Increased International Support

Malnutrition rates in southern Chad are reaching critical levels, according to International Medical Corps’ assessments in the region. In Aboudeia health district nearly ten percent of girls under age five may be suffering from severe acute malnutrition. As the assessment was conducted at the beginning of Chad’s lean season and malnutrition rates are expected to …

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In Chad, Good Harvest Not Enough to Protect Against Malnutrition

Experts in the landlocked central African country of Chad expect a better harvest in 2013, following the devastating droughts that affected the Sahel region in 2012. But malnutrition is not a problem that can be resolved in a single year. Hunger is an entrenched public health problem which is why International Medical Corps’ support is …

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