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A Decades-Long Partnership to Serve Humanity

From US government ally to International Medical Corps’ senior advisor, William Garvelink reflects on his legacy.

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How Water Helps Fight Ebola in the DRC

Between 2018 and 2021, a series of Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) claimed more than 2,300 lives. At the same time, a protracted war, mass displacement and a lack of water services have contributed to a slow deterioration of the country’s health system and working conditions for health staff, while diminishing …

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The Environment is Difficult, but the People are Strong

Years after the official end of a decades-long civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), violence remains pervasive, especially throughout the eastern part of the country. Sexual abuse of women and children continues to escalate, and more than one-third of the population lacks access to basic healthcare services. Since the height of the …

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A Multi-Faceted Approach to Fighting Ebola

Ebola is a dangerous and deadly disease, but in the 45 years since the first cases appeared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), much progress has been made—on multiple fronts—in the battle to prevent and treat it. International Medical Corps has helped lead the way on much of that progress, having worked in …

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Snapshots June 2021

Providing Clean Water and Lifesaving Support in Yemen Tragically, 80% of people in Yemen rely on aid to survive. Our teams in Yemen are providing lifesaving medical assistance, equipment and access to clean water. At the Heratha camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs), we’re working tirelessly to ensure that the community has access to clean …

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Fighting Ebola and Saving Lives in the DRC: Local Staff Remember

International Medical Corps has worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since 1999 providing healthcare, gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and treatment, nutrition support, food security programs, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. More recently, we also have been responding to outbreaks of disease, including Ebola, measles and COVID-19. Over the course of …

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Snapshots May 2021

Responding to the COVID-19 Surge in India India is currently fighting a wave of COVID-19 that is sickening hundreds of thousands — and killing thousands — every day. We’re continuing to work with local partners to provide critical care at overwhelmed healthcare facilities and COVID-19 treatment centers throughout the country. We are working with our …

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The Persistence of Ebola in the DRC—and Those Determined to Fight It

Already plagued with conflict, instability and numerous health disasters, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has suffered persistent outbreaks of Ebola since 2018. International Medical Corps, which has helped those in need in this war-torn country for more than two decades, has leveraged our significant experience fighting the world’s largest outbreak of Ebola (in …

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Snapshots March 2021

Continuing to Fight COVID-19 Around the World Responding in the United States In the US, we are supporting 42 hospitals across the country — including in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Puerto Rico and Texas — with a range of services and equipment, including emergency medical field units, supplies and volunteer staff. We are …

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Snapshots February 2021

Continuing to Fight COVID-19 Around the World In the 29 countries where we operate, we continue to provide essential medical assistance and training. Here are some highlights from our global response. Responding in the United States In the US, we are supporting 42 hospitals across the country — including in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New …

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Amid War and Disease, My Childhood Dream Came True

I come from Mbutu, a small village in Maniema province, in the central-eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). I was born into a polygamous family, with 16 children. Six of my siblings have since passed away, and my father—a local tribunal judge and teacher—died when I was four years old, but …

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