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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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Hurricane Fiona Ravages Puerto Rico

Erica Tavares, Senior Director of US Programs, speaks to Fox Weather about the impact of the storm and how International Medical Corps is helping.
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In Celebration of a Continued Polio-Free Future for Nigeria

Two years ago, the Global Commission for the Certification of the Eradication of Poliomyelitis (GCC) certified Nigeria as free from the wild poliovirus type 1. After an international effort, Nigeria was the last African country to earn the GCC certification. Nigerians celebrated with their families and communities, while health experts and humanitarians acknowledged a qualified …

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Vaccinating Against COVID-19 in Manila

Baseco Health Center is located in one of the most poverty-stricken areas of Manila, capital city of the Philippines. At the Manila Health Department (MHD) District V office, International Medical Corps and MHD staff are loading COVID-19 vaccine doses into an International Medical Corps vehicle, ensuring the quick and safe delivery of the vaccine to …

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Afghan Province Suffers After Flash Floods

The province of Nuristan, which is in eastern Afghanistan and is characterized by mountains and river gorges, makes travel challenging, especially during the winter. International Medical Corps developed mobile health teams to offer healthcare services, considering the topography and geographic challenges of the province. Some patients would otherwise trek more than five hours to reach …

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Battling Storms to Deliver Vaccines in the Philippines

Our Philippines team’s journey from their office in Manila to Siargao Island, in the municipality of Del Carmen, was challenging and tiring. It required seven hours of travel and three different modes of transportation—a flight from Manila to Butuan, followed by a drive from Butuan to Surigao, then another two hours of travel via ferry …

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Women Making a Difference in the DRC

The women of International Medical Corps’ mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are working on all fronts to make sure that our activities there run as smoothly as possible. They don’t spare any effort and are as active as they can be. They’ll even go as far as carrying boxes of medicines …

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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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Providing Support to Lebanon’s Healthcare System, Two Years After the Blast

It’s been two years since the devastating port explosion ripped through Beirut city on August 4, 2020—damaging infrastructure, injuring more than 7,000, displacing around 300,000 and shattering many more dreams and hopes. Members of the community have since worked to pick up pieces of their lives and tried to rebuild and restore their homes and …

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Mobile Healthcare Teams Make a Difference in Yemen’s Southwest

Editor’s Note: International Medical Corps’ Yemen Blog presents a rare view of life in Yemen, chronicled by our first responders as they battle one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters—one fueled by poverty, hunger, disease and a seemingly endless war, now in its eighth year. The entry below is written by Dr. Salah Addin Alqadhi, …

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A New Health Center in Afghanistan Provides Lifesaving Care

Zar Bibi watches over her son as he recovers in the new International Medical Corps health center in Dehsabz district in Afghanistan, just outside Kabul. Her son had diarrhea for several hours, and without this health center, treatment would have been prohibitively expensive. “We do not have enough money for three meals per day,” Zar …

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