Since we began our mission in Venezuela, International Medical Corps has strengthened the healthcare system by providing staff to conduct medical consultations and training sessions for health and non-health staff. Our teams have distributed more than $1.8 million of medical supplies, equipment and medicines to health facilities and communities, reaching 3.5 million people and more than 120 centers throughout Apure, Bolívar, Delta Amacuro, Distrito Capital, Falcón, La Guaira, Miranda, Sucre and Zulia.
Today, we provide essential health; mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS); specialized sexual and reproductive health; lifesaving maternal, newborn and child health services and GBV prevention and response services to underserved communities in Bolívar state, focusing on those most in need—women, children and indigenous communities.
In addition, specialized sexual and reproductive health and lifesaving maternal, newborn and child health services are being provided in the supported health facilities.
International Medical Corps has also deployed mobile medical units (MMUs) in Bolívar state, reaching indigenous populations by land and river, where community members must travel long distances to reach the nearest healthcare facility. Our teams provide temporary ambulatory and specialised health services with immunisation, health promotion and disease screening.