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International Medical Corps Is Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak

A new Coronavirus (Covid-19) from Wuhan, China, that was identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) in December 2019 has, as of February 19, caused more than 75,700 confirmed cases of respiratory disease, resulting in at least 2,128 deaths (these are official numbers; experts have warned that actual infection rates and number of deaths may …

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Thank you for being there in 2019

Because of supporters like you, International Medical Corps has been able to provide lifesaving healthcare and training in some 35 countries around the world. Together we’ve changed millions of lives. Thank you for working with us to build a better and more hopeful world.
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How Moms Celebrated #BumpDay 2019

On July 17, moms and moms-to-be celebrated #BumpDay to raise awareness about maternal health needs around the world. Shockingly, some 830 women die every day as a result of preventable pregnancy-related causes. With the support of author Heidi Murkoff (What to Expect When You’re Expecting) and the What To Expect Project, International Medical Corps is …

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In a Global Push to Lower Maternal Mortality

In a rural district of central Zimbabwe, International Medical Corps recently broke ground on a small but innovative project that is part of a far larger United Nations-backed effort to reduce the number of women who die each year in childbirth—mainly due to easily preventable causes. In 1990, that number topped half a million. But …

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The Key to Safe Motherhood

Motherhood can be one of the happiest times of a woman’s life. It can also be terrifying—and even deadly. Every eight minutes, a woman dies trying to bring life into the world. Maternal mortality remains too high across the globe—even in the U.S.—and highest in low-income countries. Most of these deaths are entirely preventable. But …

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Facebook is using its trove of data on 2.4 billion people to build maps to help fight diseases

On Monday, the Silicon Valley technology giant announced disease prevention maps – a set of maps available to health organisations and NGOs showing information like the movement of people and population density to help them understand people’s activity, with the aim of learning how epidemics might appear and evolve, and how best to tackle them.

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Gender Equality? Add Water.

Imagine having to wait all day to defecate in the dark, just to get the tiniest semblance of privacy—and then getting raped because you went outside alone at night. Imagine carrying a 10-gallon jerry can of water on your head and walking three miles in the blistering heat to bring it home for your domestic …

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