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PFA Training Helps Caregivers Care for Themselves as Well as Others

Learning about psychological first aid (PFA) and self-care helps caregivers in Ukraine better help others.

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Women Find Liberation Through Entrepreneurship in South Sudan

It’s morning and the dry season’s chilly winds blow through the branches of the gigantic trees surrounding the open market in Panyagor county, South Sudan. Traders are setting up their stalls, and customers are navigating through the market, many looking for something to cook for their families. Across the road, elderly men are knotting ropes …

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Pharmaceutical Innovation Is Making a Difference in South Sudan

Situated on the outskirts of South Sudan’s capital, the clinic in Juba’s camp 1 for internally displaced persons (IDPs) is a busy health facility with high patient turnover. For more than six years, International Medical Corps has provided patients at this clinic, as well as one in IDP camp 3, with comprehensive and integrated health, …

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Congratulations, Class of 2022!

Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery and the Wau and Kajo Keji Health Sciences Institute in South Sudan held a ceremony last month for students who completed a midwife training program run by International Medical Corps. Despite complications caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 30 midwives who started their program in 2019 graduated during the …

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“How a Women’s and Girls’ Safe Space Changed My Life”

My name is Angelina Nyanhial Madut, and I’m a participant in International Medical Corps’ gender-based violence (GBV) program in Nyal, South Sudan. I also go to the Katieth women’s and girls’ safe space (WGSS). I thank International Medical Corps for providing me and other women the opportunity to interact together and access basic information about …

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Snapshots January 2022

Fighting COVID-19 Around the World We continue to fight COVID-19 and support vaccination efforts in the US and around the world. Across our global programs, we continue to distribute gowns, masks, face shields and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep our first responders, like those pictured below in Venezuela, safe as they continue their …

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Standing United Against Gender-Based Violence

2021 marked the 30th anniversary of the 16 Days Against Gender-based Violence (GBV) campaign. But even after three decades, much work remains to be done. Tragically, the World Health Organization estimates that one in three women will face physical, mental or sexual abuse in their lifetimes — and since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, …

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“I Needed to Do Something to Help People”

In 1994, Dr. Abdou Sebushishe’s hometown of Goma, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was overwhelmed as hundreds of thousands of people sought refuge from the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. A relatively small city, Goma did not have the food, water and shelter necessary to handle the influx of people streaming …

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Finding Solace and New Skills in South Sudan

Violence against women and girls is endemic in South Sudan, exacerbated by ongoing conflict and chronic displacement. This is why GBV prevention and response remains at the core of International Medical Corps’ assistance in the country. Our programs are tailored to support and empower women and girls who are affected by and at risk of …

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