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27 Oct 2015 description

LOS ANGELES/LONDON – International Medical Corps is rapidly scaling up response efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan to help survivors of the devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck on October 26 in northern Afghanistan.

18 Aug 2014 description

Background

Over the last two months, over 112,000 people1 from Pakistan have the fled North Waziristan Agency into the eastern parts of Afghanistan, with the majority entering Khost and Paktika provinces. As one of the most insecure provinces in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Paktika also shares a longer border of approximately 300 kilometers with the insecure tribal areas of Pakistan, primarily North and South Waziristan.

23 Jul 2014 description

July 23, 2014 – Los Angeles, Calif. - Since the Pakistan army began an offensive against the Taliban in North Waziristan, more than 830,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been forced to other parts of Pakistan (largely the Bannu District) and an estimated 112,000 people have fled to Afghanistan.

14 Jul 2014 description

1. Background:

Paktika is one of the conflict-affected provinces which are located in south eastern region of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Paktika shares a border of about 300km with insecure tribal areas of the Pakistan (North Waziristan and South Wazirestan) International medical Corps has been working in Paktika province since 2004 and implementing BPHS / EPHS through 35 health facilities (7 SHC, one prison health center, 18 BHC, 5 CHC, 1 CHC+ and 1 PH) and 288 health posts. Under EPHS package there is one provincial hospital in Sharanah.

13 Jun 2014 description

Following a recent measles outbreak in Pakistan, International Medical Corps supported government efforts throughout the largest-ever vaccination drive in the history of Pakistan. In May 2014, we vaccinated 29,152 Afghan refugee children under 10 against measles in 3 volatile districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Province. Our teams (at fixed facilities and in outreach) are also raising awareness on prevention of this fast-spreading disease among a population of 100,000 refugees.

14 Sep 2011 description

By: Jaya Vadlamudi, Senior Communications Officer, International Medical Corps

September 14, 2011 - Recent flooding in southern Pakistan has disrupted health services in 22 out of 23 districts in Sindh province. Flood waters have resulted in 226 deaths and damaged or destroyed more than one million homes – approximately 5.3 million people have been affected.

19 Aug 2011 description

Since immediately deploying local teams in July 2010 to respond to the unprecedented flooding in Pakistan, International Medical Corps has provided more than 1.4 million patient consultations through a network of mobile and static health clinics serving the hardest-hit areas.

09 Jul 2011 description

By Dr. Akhtar Abbas Khan

Ever since I was a child, I have suffered from polio. Despite my debilitating disease, which paralyzed my right arm, my mother had always dreamed that I would become a doctor. After years of struggle and hard work, I finally received my bachelors degree in medicine and surgery (MBBS) in February 2009.

25 Mar 2011 description

Jaya Vadlamudi

Senior Communications Officer

310.826.7800

jvadlamudi@InternationalMedicalCorps.org

Los Angeles, CA - March 25, 2011 - Since immediately deploying local teams in July 2010 to respond to the unprecedented flooding in Pakistan, International Medical Corps has provided more than 1 million patient consultations through a network of mobile and static health clinics serving the hardest-hit areas.

Today, International Medical Corps continues to prioritize long-term primary health care services, including …

16 Mar 2011 description

Los Angeles, CA, March 16, 2011

Following monsoon rains that unleashed the worst flooding in Pakistan in 80 years, International Medical Corps continues to support displaced people through 97 medical teams serving the hardest hit areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Punjab and Sindh Province. The organization has provided more than 985,480 total health consultations to date and is also offering psychological support and health and hygiene education as well as nutrition, protection, water and sanitation, and economic recovery services in all three provinces.

Government figures indicate …

10 Mar 2011 description

By: Hadia Yousaf

March 10, 2011 - A virus that can cause irreversible paralysis and mainly strikes children under five, polio cannot be cured, only prevented through vaccination.

18 Feb 2011 description

By: Tyler Marshall

If there were ever a health care challenge, it is in the rugged, remote rural areas of Afghanistan, a fiercely independent nation, plagued by decades of conflict and political turmoil that have stunted development and saddled its people with some of the world's worst health indicators.

It is here that International Medical Corps began its work over a quarter of a century ago by doing what we still do today: delivering health care to victims of conflict and disaster wherever they are, whatever the conditions, and in the process passing the skills and tools to …

09 Feb 2011 description

By Liliana Luper

In keeping with our mission to strengthen capacity, International Medical Corps is running livelihoods training programs to give flood-affected women the tools to achieve financial independence. Since many women have embroidery skills, our psychosocial team implemented an embroidery training program.

Through our program, women receive raw materials to jumpstart their businesses and fine arts students from local universities volunteered to teach new techniques to complement the women's traditional knowledge.

For many women in Pakistan's Punjab …

20 Jan 2011 description

Following monsoon rains that have unleashed the worst flooding in Pakistan in 80 years, International Medical Corps continues to support displaced people through 96 medical teams serving the hardest hit areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Punjab and Sindh Province. The organization has provided more than 616,000 total health consultations to date.

The latest government figures indicate 1,985 people have died and as many as 1.7 million homes have been damaged or destroyed, with 20 million people affected.

19 Jan 2011 description

By: Hadia Yousaf

January 19, 2011 - Immediately following the devastating 2010 floods in Pakistan, International Medical Corps mobilized local teams to begin providing comprehensive primary healthcare, water, sanitation, hygiene and mental health services to the flood affected population. We are currently operating 114 medical units serving Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Punjab and Sindh provinces where in many cases our teams are the only source of health care services for the local population.

13 Dec 2010 description

By: Hadi Husani

December 13, 2010 - As floodwaters slowly recede across inundated areas of Pakistan, the international community and national authorities are discovering the true impact of this emergency. Given its flat terrain and semi-arid soil, significant parts of Sindh province in the south remain under water.

Dadu District in Sindh has been assessed as one of the worst affected. At the height of the emergency, tens of thousands of people there struggled to survive on small, isolated islands or "Bunds" scattered across a once-fertile plain.

30 Nov 2010 description

By: Nighat Kamdar and Hadia Yousaf

Sindh, Pakistan - International Medical Corps' local teams are responding to a measles outbreak in Dadu District in Sindh, Pakistan where 20 cases and 10 related deaths are being reported. In response to requests by the World Health Organization (WHO) and local health authorities for emergency medical care, International Medical Corps mobilized four mobile teams by boat to deliver health services to measles-affected camps established following the floods for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

Overcrowding and unsanitary conditions, which are …

24 Nov 2010 description

Los Angeles, CA, November 24, 2010

Following monsoon rains that have unleashed the worst flooding in Pakistan in 80 years, International Medical Corps continues to support displaced people through 95 medical teams serving the hardest hit areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Punjab and Sindh Province. The organization delivers health care to anywhere from 50 to 200 patients per day with approximately 283,545 total health consultations delivered to date.