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Battling Vaccine Myths and Misinformation in Somalia

Community health workers dispel dangerous rumors and address vaccine hesitancy in local communities

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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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Your support of our work in 2020 has made it possible for us to respond to COVID-19 across the United States and around the world, to support people and health facilities following the explosion in Lebanon and to continue providing lifesaving health services and training worldwide to communities experiencing conflict, disaster and crisis.
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Snapshots September

We Are Continuing to Fight COVID-19 Around the World Around the world, we’re continuing to help people in need as we adapt our healthcare and training programs to the demands of COVID-19. Responding in the United States In the United States, we’ve partnered with hospitals, clinics and nursing homes in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New …

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Snapshots August

Providing Lifesaving Support to the Survivors of the Explosion in Lebanon On Tuesday, August 4, a massive explosion tore through the city of Beirut. Because we were already in the country providing a range of health services, we were able to respond immediately and provide help to survivors and support to hospitals and health facilities …

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Cholera is spreading in Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Idai

It’s been three weeks since a fierce tropical cyclone tore through Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, killing hundreds and leaving 600,000 people displaced. Now, as cholera begins to spread among the victims of Cyclone Idai, relief workers are worried a “second disaster” is on the horizon.

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Responding to Cyclone Idai in Southeastern Africa

International Medical Corps has deployed a team of response experts to help those affected by the devastating cyclone that battered southeastern Africa on March 14 and 15. The United National Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that nearly 3 million people in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have been affected by Cyclone Idai’s torrential …

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The Power of Clean Water

“We all had skin disease,” remembers Annah Dumane. “We didn’t know how to manage our waste. Our children suffered from scabies and people would sleep without washing.” The people of the San community, from Mtshina village in Tsholotsho district were traditionally hunter-gatherers. Recently, they have settled around the Plumtree area of Matabeleland, Zimbabwe. As relatively …

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Anthrax Outbreak Brought Under Control in Zimbabwe

An outbreak of the rare infectious disease, Anthrax, has now been brought under control in rural Zimbabwe, due to the efforts of International Medical Corps and the Zimbabwean health authorities.  A total of 40 people from the Mbire and Mount Darwin Districts were treated for the disease. Anthrax primarily affects animals but can be transmitted …

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Typhoid Outbreak in Bindura City, Zimbabwe: Emergency Response

April 5, 2012— A series of typhoid fever outbreaks have been surging through central and southern Africa since early November 2011. Typhoid usually occurs when water and food sources get contaminated; recent cases of typhoid fever in Zimbabwe can be directly attributed to water and sanitation problems. Symptoms of typhoid can include high fever, flu-like …

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Preventing the Spread of Disease in Zimbabwe

Outbreaks of epidemic disease have long been a threat to lives and livelihoods in Mashonaland Central Province, Zimbabwe. A cholera epidemic in 2008, measles in 2009, and malaria in 2010 each caused hundreds of preventable deaths and starkly illustrated that Zimbabwe lacks the capacity to protect vulnerable populations from the threat of communicable disease. Following …

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