International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through healthcare training, disaster relief, and long-term development programs.
Oct 16, 2011

24 Hours to Have Your Gift Matched!

GlobalGiving has announced an amazing opportunity and we need your help to make it happen! 

Starting at October 19, 12:01 am EDT, GlobalGiving will match 30% of all online donations up to $1,000 per donor until the end of the day or when funds run out.  In addition, GlobalGiving is offering a $1,000 bonus to the project that raises the most that day and a $1,000 bonus to the project that receives donations from the most individual donors. 

Think about it: your gift of $40 becomes $52… $100 becomes $130…. $400 becomes $520…

But funds will run out quickly and we need you to act fast on October 19 to take advantage of this match before it’s too late. 

With your support for Save a Mom's Life in the Congo, International Medical Corps has:

  • Provided comprehensive pre- and post-natal care to thousands of mothers in remote eastern Congo.
  • Distributed 1,274 long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets to prevent malaria to pregnant women.

In the past, your support has meant so much to countless men, women, and children in need.  Now, you can give knowing that your donation will go 30% further and that 92 cents of every dollar you give goes to program-related activities.

Please – act soon and your donation could save lives. 

Thank you.  We know we can count on your support.

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Oct 10, 2011

Bicycles Help Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

Thanks to our partners, Reinvention Wheels, Inc. and USAID, we can now provide Gender-Based Violence (GBV) prevention and treatment services in remote areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  We have just received a generous donation of 100 bicycles and safety helmets to assist in providing medical, psychological, social, legal, and economic services for GBV survivors.  With the addition of these bicycles, volunteers can now easily provide services in remote areas inaccessible by car.

“We are tremendously grateful to Reinvention Wheels for providing this vital tool in helping us reach even more survivors”, said Jim Campbell, the International Medical Corps’ DRC County Director.

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Sep 20, 2011

Caring for the Wounded in Tripoli

Libya Convoy
Libya Convoy

Just two days after the fighting broke out in February, International Medical Corps was one of the first NGOs to enter Libya and almost 7 months later, our teams are still on the ground.  In total, we have 29 ex-pat staff and more than 100 national staff working in eastern and western Libya and at the Tunisian border. 

Arriving in Tripoli in the midst of the conflict on August 22nd, an International Medical Corps’ emergency response team, composed of relief experts, orthopedic surgeons, trauma surgeons, and anesthesiologists, cared for the wounded and brought lifesaving medications and supplies.  They found the greatest health care needs are orthopedic equipment, oxygen, and narcotic pain medications.  Right now, our teams continue to support health care needs in Tripoli with staffing support at the Al Khadra hospital and capacity-building trainings at Mitiga hospital and the Tripoli Medical Center.

In Eastern Libya, we began our Physical Rehabilitation for War-Wounded Casualties in Benghazi, with the first patients being seen for assessments shortly afterwards.  We are also running mobile medical teams, filling staffing gaps, providing trainings in gender-based violence and psychological first aid, and establishing a hotline for survivors of gender-based violence.

International Medical Corps is committed to helping the people of Libya recover from the violence, rebuild, and become self-reliant, creating a stable, more secure future. 

Thank you so much for your support. 

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