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As Attacks on Ukraine’s Healthcare System Continue, We’re Supporting Facilities

As the war grinds on in Ukraine, we’re helping health facilities to continue saving lives despite difficulties and danger.

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Skills-Based Training Helps Doctors Treat Chronic Diseases

In times of war, treatable medical conditions can turn deadly when health facilities are damaged or destroyed. This brutal reality rings true in Ukraine. In 2021, before the Russian invasion launched the country into full-blown war, 91% of deaths were from chronic diseases, also known as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Currently, 9 million people in Ukraine …

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A Look Back: Two Years Since the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

International Medical Corps’ history in Ukraine dates back to 1999, but we’ve working consistently in the country since 2014, when conflict broke out in the southeast. Based in Mariupol, our team provided outpatient primary healthcare, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and treatment services, and immunization support. When Russia invaded Ukraine …

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Serving on the Front Lines of Disaster Medicine

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina ripped through large areas of the American South, decimating homes, businesses and hospitals, and leaving thousands of people across Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi in despair. Native Mississippian John Roberts, in college at the time, volunteered to help local communities recover. What he saw there inspired him to become an emergency- and …

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March Snapshots 2023

Prioritising Staff Well-Being Providing humanitarian assistance in disaster and crisis situations can take a toll on the physical and mental health of frontline first responders. Because many of our staff are local to the communities they serve, they often can be directly affected by a crisis at the same time they’re working to provide lifesaving …

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Helping Ukrainians Help Themselves

Training has always been the cornerstone of our mission at International Medical Corps. In addition to providing emergency medical services during a conflict, disaster or disease outbreak, we focus on providing healthcare professionals and first responders with the skills and knowledge they need to provide long-term support to their communities. In 2021, we trained more …

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