By Sea or Donkey, Delivering Medicine to the Field

by International Medical Corps
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Summary

International Medical Corps supports hundreds of health centers in under-served communities. We work hand-in-hand with partners who donate medicine and supplies to at-risk populations, especially women and children, who would otherwise not have access to lifesaving drugs. These donations provide medicine to fight infection, diarrhea, malaria, and more. But we need your help - while medicines and supplies are donated, the cost of shipping to the most remote locations in the world is often not.
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Challenge

International Medical Corps works in the most difficult places in the world. These places often do not have resources to support a clinic or provide for the needs of a refugee camp. Stocking medical supplies in inaccessible health facilities in countries like Somalia or Pakistan is an expensive challenge that requires everything from planes and ships to donkeys and motorbikes. These medicines and supplies are often the only means a doctor has to provide life-saving relief for patients.

Solution

Your donations will help International Medical Corps ship and transport donated, certified medicine and medical supplies for the world's most vulnerable populations. As little as $15,000 can send an emergency health kit that will provide medicine and supplies for a community of 10,000 people for three months to one of our programs in Africa. Kits like these are vital for our Emergency Response Unit - they often depend on shipments like these to provide care for communities affected by disaster.

Long-Term Impact

Your gift will be transformational for the community that receives medication - it will save lives. Health care providers require certified drugs and supplies to work effectively, and your donation can give providers these tools. Diarrhea, for example, is the second leading cause of death in children under five. Treatable with oral re-hydration salts (ORS), it only takes one small packet of ORS every few hours to treat a sick child. Only one shipment of ORS can provide thousands with treatment.

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Organization Information

International Medical Corps

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website: https:/​/​internationalmedicalcorps.org/​
Project Leader:
Erica Tavares
Director, Resource Development
Santa Monica, CA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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