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As Attacks on Ukraine’s Healthcare System Continue, We’re Supporting Facilities

As the war grinds on in Ukraine, we’re helping health facilities to continue saving lives despite difficulties and danger.

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November Snapshots 2023

Fighting Period Poverty, Climate Change and Water-borne Disease in Zimbabwe Amid a decade of economic decline in Zimbabwe due to ongoing drought and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic, we have delivered quality health and nutrition services to vulnerable people in food-insecure rural areas, contributed to improved nutrition and helped reduce the spread of waterborne diseases …

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Empowering Women and Girls Around the World

In times of crisis, violence against women and girls can escalate. International Medical Corps is at the forefront of preventing and responding to gender-based violence (GBV) in countries around the world. Our teams offer community-based services not only to prevent violence but also to reduce stigma for survivors and promote women’s empowerment and economic independence. …

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A Trusted Ambulance Service Saves Lives in Mali

Mali has faced insecurity since a 2012 coup d’état caused mass displacement and disruption of public systems, particularly in the northern part of the country around Timbuktu. As instability has spread and the country grown increasingly unstable, crime—particularly robbery and carjacking—has become rampant. Criminals target vehicles owned by government and UN agencies—and even ambulances used …

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Improving Access to Healthcare in Mali

Dr. Issa Sawadogo of International Medical Corps describes some of the barriers hindering access to healthcare in Mali, as well as efforts to address them.

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Returning Home as a Leader and Advocate for Gender Equality

In Mali, gender inequality and gender-based violence (GBV) are entrenched in the culture. International Medical Corps, with funding from USAID, is implementing an integrated GBV response and prevention project that increases access to services for survivors. The project reinforces structural and service-provider capacity while working with communities to reduce the stigma that survivors face, while …

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On the Frontlines of COVID-19 in Mali

Having worked in Mali since 2013 responding to myriad conflict-related humanitarian needs, International Medical Corps is now on the frontlines of the country’s COVID-19 response. The first official case in Mali was confirmed on March 25, and the number of cases quickly spread to several regions of the country, including Timbuktu, one of the areas …

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United against malnutrition, Mali’s mothers are fighting back

January 2020 marked eight years since a violent conflict broke out in the west African nation of Mali, between the government and several insurgent groups in the north, throwing the country into a spiral of seemingly never-ending violence. Though a peace agreement was signed in 2015, conflict in one shape or another has persisted, with …

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A Tale of Recovery

In this post, Azahra WIt Ichrache—a 30-year-old mother living in the village of Boya, in northern Mali—shares the story of her son’s recovery from malnutrition, and how International Medical Corps doctors and nurses helped her at the Rharous Health Center in October 2018. “I am married and the mother of three children. In October 2018, …

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Training Mothers: Battling Malnutrition at its Source

A group of mothers in northern Mali have developed an invaluable skill: the power and knowledge to screen and detect early signs of malnutrition. Utilizing their unique standing in the community and armed with a color-coded paper band, they are determined to win the fight against malnutrition. Mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) is a fast and …

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A silent crisis

Despite enormous humanitarian needs, Mali’s northern region remains in the periphery of most people’s attention. In spite of devoted efforts by local government, supported by regional and international missions, violence and instability persist in northern Mali and vulnerable community members are badly affected. The conflict together with several years of drought has sparked a silent …

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