FEATURED STORY

The Golden Hour

Training First Responders in Mosul

Read More
Items
Filters:
Press Release

International Medical Corps Prepares to Provide Critical Medical Support to Hardest-Hit Areas Following Typhoon Koppu

With more than 100,000 people displaced so far by Typhoon Koppu in the Northern provinces of the Philippines, International Medical Corps remains concerned about the plight of those in hard-hit areas such as Aurora; there, our team on the ground reports widespread flooding caused by torrential rain has stranded entire communities, many of them without …

Continue Reading

Press Release

International Medical Corps Activates Philippines-based Emergency Response Team as Typhoon Koppu Crosses Islands

International Medical Corps is preparing to respond to Typhoon Koppu as it slowly barreled across the main island of Luzon on Sunday, bringing heavy rain and the potential for floods and landslides. International Medical Corps prepositioned medical mobile kits and water/sanitation/hygiene supplies in advance of the storm. It is also coordinating with the Philippines government, …

Continue Reading

Press Release

International Medical Corps Team on Standby as Typhoon Hagupit Heads for Philippines

International Medical Corps’ team in the Philippines is closely monitoring Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) which is expected to make landfall Saturday, December 6. With wind gusts already reaching nearly 185 mph, Hagupit has the potential to have devastating humanitarian impact in areas still struggling to recover from Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. International …

Continue Reading

Story

Meet Kate: A High School Student in the Philippines Selected as a Hygiene Champion

In schools damaged by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, installing new hand washing stations and water systems is just the first step towards recovery. Ensuring students know how to properly and regularly use these new facilities is also a critical step to restoring long-term health. Utilizing local engineers to design and oversee construction, International Medical …

Continue Reading

Update / Alert

Typhoon Haiyan: Honoring One Year

One-year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, International Medical Corps‘ teams are still on the ground delivering critical health care and training services to help communities return to self-reliance.   Within 24 hours, our First Responders were able to deliver emergency medical services and relief in the aftermath of the typhoon which left widespread devastation …

Continue Reading

Update / Alert

Reddit Ask Me Anything with Humanitarian Aid Nurse Nora Hellman

Emergency nurse, Nora Hellman, has worked and volunteered for International Medical Crops in conflict and disaster zones around the world. She recently answered questions in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. Read a selection of the Q&A below or click here to read all 65 comments! Q: Hi, Nora, What made you want to …

Continue Reading

Update / Alert

International Medical Corps Delivering Lifesaving Medical Supplies Following Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan hit the Visayas Region of the Philippines with wind speeds equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane. The strongest storm of 2013, Haiyan devastated parts of Leyte, Panay, and Samar Islands, causing over 6,200 deaths, affecting 14 million people, damaging infrastructure, disrupting livelihoods, and halting agricultural production.   As International Medical Corps rapidly deployed …

Continue Reading

Story

Fighting Acute Malnutrition in Children in the Philippines

Children are among the most vulnerable during and after an emergency. When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013, countless children living in remote communities were left cut off from critical health care services. International Medical Corps First Responders were on the ground within 24 hours and began health consultations in the most …

Continue Reading

Update / Alert

International Medical Corps Implements Lifesaving Water, Hygiene & Sanitation Program in Typhoon Haiyan-Affected Schools in Philippines

As communities in Typhoon-affected areas of the Philippines transition into the early recovery phase, it is critical to protect vulnerable populations from waterborne illnesses, especially young children. In late January, a team of International Medical Corps nurses taught students at San Roque Elementary School in Tanauan about the importance of washing their hands, a simple …

Continue Reading

Story

Delivering Mental Health Training in Philippines

Sitting in the events hall of the Immaculate Conception Church in Burauen, Leyte in the Philippines, twenty doctors and nurses from rural health units gathered to learn how they can better care for patients with severe mental health issues. Representing 9 municipalities that were badly affected by Typhoon Haiyan, these doctors and nurses are the …

Continue Reading

Page: