Training is key
Training is crucial to mental health care in humanitarian contexts
Training underpins all that we do
International Medical Corps helps those hit by disaster recover from adversity and strengthen their response capacity through training. This training prepares them to be their own best First Responders.
Our ability to move fast in emergencies, to reach those in need no matter where they are, no matter what the conditions, coupled with our commitment to training, lie at the heart of what we do. Since our founding in 1984, we have changed lives, strengthened communities and transformed the way humanitarian assistance is delivered. Our role extends beyond providing emergency relief to disaster-affected communities.
Our true legacy is the preparation and follow-on work we do, partnering with local residents and governments and non-government groups at all levels to strengthen communities through training in ways that build self-reliance and sustains the programs we begin long after we have departed.
Impact through Training:;
Training has always been a central pillar of our mission. Preparation and knowledge promote confidence and independence. We train thousands of people each year from local communities, national, regional and local governments and non-government groups, including health professionals, to prepare for emergencies as they make the journey from relief to self-reliance;
- 86,628 Training Certificates Awarded in 2016
- 17,456 people trained on WASH-related interventions
- 4,017 People trained on gender-based violence, prevention and response
- 4,418 On communicable disease management and control
From the field to the boardroom, International Medical Corps infuses training activities at all levels. Our Humanitarian Response Training Unit Initiative includes global projects that prepare key participant groups and individuals to respond more effectively to emergencies. Partnering with local communities, government entities at all levels, as well as national and international non-government to improve emergency response and development programs, is key to saving lives;
- Emergency Response —Improving coordination in emergencies
- Humanitarian Coordination —Training humanitarian professionals
- Field Training—Training local First Responders
- Global Level Training—Specialized training for global responders