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International Medical Corps Provides Medical Shelters in South LA

International Medical Corps has deployed two medical shelters and equipment to Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital in South Los Angeles. The hospital, which operates in one of the most medically underserved areas in the nation, is preparing for a potential increase in patients due to the spread of COVID-19.
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International Medical Corps Helping MLKCH Respond to Coronavirus

As part of its global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, International Medical Corps has deployed two medical shelters and equipment to Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH), which serves an area of high medical need in South Los Angeles. Currently, the hospital, which operates in one of the most medically underserved areas in the …

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When Being Lucky Means Four Inches of Water in Your House

When Hurricane Dorian hit her home, Christine Marshall—a nurse from Freetown, Grand Bahama, who works for the Public Hospitals Authority—says she and her two children were the luckiest in their neighborhood: they only had to endure four inches of standing water in the house. Christine remembers empty boats floating between homes, and—thinking about the storm …

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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 March 10, caused more than 116,160 confirmed cases of respiratory disease, resulting in at least 4,088 deaths (these are official numbers; experts have warned that actual infection rates and number of deaths may …

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Coronavirus: How to Prepare

One day, there may be a cure for coronavirus, known as COVID-19—but currently, there’s no cure for paranoia about the disease. If you’ve been watching the headlines lately, you’re likely a bit freaked out about this new virus spreading across China and beyond—and perhaps suspiciously eyeing your friends and neighbors returning from Asian cruises. With …

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Volunteering in a Disaster Response: “A Little Scary and Very Exciting”

Kristin Hortman, a native of Mainz, Germany, recently volunteered for International Medical Corps in Grand Bahama as part of our response to Hurricane Dorian. Here, she remembers her experiences serving the people of Grand Bahama as a volunteer pharmacist. From mid-October until December 2019, I volunteered for International Medical Corps and Pharmacists Without Borders, ensuring …

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International Medical Corps Study Offers First Evidence That a Low-Cost Antibiotic Can Reduce Deaths in Ebola Patients

The study, drawn from data gathered during West African Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in 2014–2015, involved 360 patients diagnosed with the virus. The results found that the mortality rate among patients given the antibiotic fell to just more than half—54.7%, compared to a death rate of more than 73% among those who did not …

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