Appeals & Response Plans
- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Angola: Drought - 2012-2014
- Angola: Cholera Outbreak - Dec 2011
- Angola: Floods - Dec 2011
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
- Angola: Floods - Oct 2010
- Angola: Floods - Mar 2010
Maps & Infographics
By Richard Poole, IMC Country Director
By Andrea Wahl, Program Officer
For those suffering from disease, warfare or disaster, even a small bag of seeds can go a long way toward re-building shattered lives. Seeds provided by International Medical Corps represent a source of food, potential income, and hope for tens of thousands of people in regions around the world being served by IMC.
In recent months, IMC has intensified its immunization campaigns with a special focus on measles prevention. Other IMC initiatives in Uige, Huambo and Malange provinces have addressed the need for reproductive health care for women, including extensive training programs for traditional birth attendants and health education on sexually transmitted diseases and family planning.
Extract from "In the Field" Newsletter - Fall 2002 Issue
Los Angeles: A physician working in Angola for the Los Angeles-based humanitarian relief agency International Medical Corps (IMC) was found today in a remote northwest area of the country after being abducted by unknown assailants on Sunday, March 1.
International Medical Corps (IMC) began an emergency relief program in Angola in August, 1990, with the primary objective of reducing the preventable causes of maternal/child morbidity and mortality through appropriate health interventions.
Gourgelia do Nascimento is only 25, but
she is playing a big role in the future of her country. As a health
worker in Angola, she is helping reduce one of the highest infant and maternal
mortality rates in the world.
Under a program sponsored by International Medical Corps (IMC), Gourgelia is teaching local women who assist in childbirth. They are called "traditional birth attendants," but most of these women have no formal training. They learn their profession by apprenticing with older women, following practices that have been handed down for generations.