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Five years into one of the most severe humanitarian crises in the world, South Sudan is faced with yet another challenge: Ebola. With a healthcare system in ruins, the country—which shares a long and porous border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)—needs to prepare for the worst. Medical interventions, however effective, won’t be …

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Balancing Family and Work in the World’s Worst Humanitarian Emergency

In the spring of 2015, one year after joining International Medical Corps in Yemen as a Health and Nutrition Program Assistant, Doa’a was forced to flee her home with her family because their neighborhood was no longer safe. On that day, Doa’a became an internally displaced person (IDP)—an experience that has given her unique insights …

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International Medical Corps-Backed Research Sheds New Light On Ebola Treatment

Early treatment of Ebola patients with vitamin A supplements led to reduced mortality among those diagnosed with the deadly virus, according to an International Medical Corps-supported research study published earlier this month. The study, which appeared in the Journal of Nutrition, was one of three such research papers published in recent months based on data …

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Abdelmanane: Devoted Community Health Worker

If becoming self-reliant is a goal in life, we could all learn a little something from Abdelmanane. In the face of adverse conditions in Chad—including an ongoing measles epidemic and alarmingly high rates of malnutrition— Abdelmanane is preventing disease and building resilience in his community. He even set up his own business, enabling him to …

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Expanding an innovative livelihoods program to ease war-fuelled hunger and malnutrition

The governorate of Taizz is both home to Yemen’s third-largest city and a central battleground of its crushing civil war.  Here, the human toll exacted by the seemingly endless conflict is wrenching: severe food shortages, heavily damaged infrastructure and public services, growing malnutrition and what the United Nations calls, “irreversible livelihood asset stripping” as rural …

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Small changes, big consequences

The unfortunate myth that breast milk alone is not enough for a child’s nutritional needs is strongly embedded within Somalian society. As a result, in a nation where many mothers and children don’t have access to the healthcare and education needed to ensure a healthy pregnancy and infanthood, mothers often supplement breast milk with infant …

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