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How COVID-19 Brought the Frontline Home

“When you go abroad for an emergency response, you know that you will eventually come back home, get some rest and the response will be all over,” says Suha Mhanna, International Medical Corps’ US Deputy Country Director and COVID-19 Response Manager. “But with COVID, everything changed. In this response, we’re already home. No one is …

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Inside Yemen’s Tragedy

Editor’s Note: International Medical Corps’ Yemen Blog presents a rare view of life on the ground in Yemen, chronicled by our first responders as they battle one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters—fueled by poverty, hunger, disease and a civil war now in its sixth year, with no end in sight. Yemen’s misery has only …

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Medical Surge during COVID-19 and Flu Season

International Medical Corps and the Florida Association of Community Health Centers (FACHC) have partnered to deliver a two-part webinar series on pressing concerns for health centers as they approach both influenza season and vaccination campaign planning for COVID-19. Building upon the lessons learned from the pandemic to date, these sessions on risk communication and medical surge intend to enhance health centers’ capabilities to communicate effectively and shift operations in response to evolving situations. Presenters also share available resources, including planning templates that can be adapted to meet a health center’s unique needs. This 1-hour webinar explores the four components of surge – space, staff, stuff, and systems – and relates best practices on preparing health centers for medical surge resulting from a large-scale infectious disease response. Planning considerations for vaccination points-of-dispensing using surge sites are also addressed. Speakers for this session include Dr. Natalie Moore, MD, MPH; Gianna Van Winkle, MBA, and leadership from the Community of Health Centers of Pinellas, Inc., to speak about their COVID-19 response. Click here to view part one, Risk Communication and Coordinating with Response Partners.
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Risk Communication and Coordinating with Response Partners

International Medical Corps and the Florida Association of Community Health Centers (FACHC) have partnered to deliver a two-part webinar series on pressing concerns for health centers as they approach both influenza season and vaccination campaign planning for COVID-19. Building upon the lessons learned from the pandemic to date, these sessions on risk communication and medical surge intend to enhance health centers’ capabilities to communicate effectively and shift operations in response to evolving situations. Presenters also share available resources, including planning templates that can be adapted to meet a health center’s unique needs. This 1-hour webinar focuses on developing timely and accurate risk messaging for your target populations, in coordination with response partners. This webinar also addresses the benefits of collaborating with regional healthcare coalitions, reviewing the assets they bring to preparedness and response programs. Speakers for this session include Dr. Richard Salkowe, DPM, PhD, CHEP, and Gianna Van Winkle, MBA. Click here to view part two, Medical Surge during COVID-19 and Flu Season.  
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Ebola Never Went Away. But Now There’s A Drug To Treat It

While scientists work to develop effective treatments for COVID-19, there is good news on another disease front. This month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted formal approval to an antibody cocktail from the pharmaceutical company Regeneron that’s been shown to reduce an Ebola patient’s chances of dying dramatically.

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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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COVID-19: Our US Response

A video overview of our COVID-related activities in the United States, from mid-October 2020.
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