International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps

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International Medical Corps is a global first responder that delivers emergency medical and related services to those affected by conflict, disaster and disease, no matter where they are, no matter what the conditions. It also trains people in their communities, providing them with the skills they need to recover, chart their own path to self-reliance and become effective first responders themselves.


Since its founding in 1984, International Medical Corps has responded to disasters in more than 80 countries on six continents, providing more than $3.2 billion in services that include emergency response and preparedness, family and community health, gender-based violence prevention and support, mental health and psychosocial support, nutrition and food security, women and children’s health, and water, sanitation and hygiene.


International Medical Corps also strengthens local health systems, working with national health agencies community leaders and local partners to build strong alliances, hiring and training staff locally, and evaluating progress to ensure quality outcomes. This strategy ensures that the knowledge and tools required to prepare for and respond to future emergencies are culturally compatible and remain available in the community, moving them from relief to recovery — and ultimately to resilience.


In 2019 alone, the organization responded to the urgent humanitarian needs of more than 8.3 million people in 30 countries on five continents, providing 3.6 million medical consultations (including 1.6 million consultations to children under 5). In 2020, in the midst of its other ongoing work, International Medical Corps is responding around the world to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the United States, it is supporting scores of hospitals and long-term care facilities across the country, providing a range of services and equipment that includes emergency medical field units, medical equipment and supplies, and volunteer staff. Worldwide, it has screened more than 1.8 million people for COVID-19, distributed more than 17.4 million pieces of personal protective equipment and infection prevention and control (IPC) items to health facilities and trained more than 17,500 healthcare professionals on IPC measures.

Involvement with SBP

 

International Medical Corps has been contributing and engaging with the SBP Network in the following ways:

  1. Participation and active engagement in at least one of the existing Working Groups.

  2. Participation and engagement at the Annual Consultation and Mid-Annual Consultation.

Available deployable profiles

  1. Nutrition Cluster Coordinators

  2. Information Management Officers

UN Partners

  1. UNICEF

The Standby Partnership (SBP) Network is  an initiative composed of participating Donors, Non-Profit Organizations, Private Sector Companies and UN agencies providing critical surge support in humanitarian crisis and emergencies globally.

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© 2020 by Standby Partnership Network

with support from Help.NGO | Map Action | ZIF Center for International Peace Operations

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