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03 Apr 2013 description

By Sonia Lowman, Communications Officer, International Medical Corps

April 4, 2012— Dr. Aaron Harries got the “travel bug” young—listening to his high school teacher reminisce about his own journeys in the 1970s. At age 17, Aaron organized a trip for 3 of his friends to backpack across Europe for 5 weeks. He went on to become a doctor and extend his love of travel to volunteer medical trips in post-crisis and developing countries. Aaron, now age 36, has been to over 70 countries—including 3 trips volunteering with International Medical Corps.

11 Jan 2013 description

Los Angeles, CA - When the 7.0 earthquake struck Port-au-Prince in January 2010, International Medical Corps was on-the-ground saving lives within 22 hours. As Haiti marks three years since the disaster, the organization continues to help rebuild the broken health infrastructure through training programs including Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses for local health professionals and technical assistance to the Ministry of Health for cholera surveillance, control and prevention.

10 Jan 2012 description

Two Years After Haiti Earthquake, International Medical Corps Continues Cholera Response and Disaster Preparedness Programs, But Commitment From Donors Still Critically Needed

28 Aug 2011 description

In disasters and crises throughout the world, people often struggle with how to cope with what they experienced. For first-responders, there is a similar struggle: how to reach out and support those who are suffering.

23 Aug 2011 description

Crystal Wells Communications Officer 617.913.0794 cwells@InternationalMedicalCorps.org

August 22, 2011, Los Angeles, Calif. - With Hurricane Irene poised to strike Haiti, International Medical Corps has staff on standby to provide emergency relief and is preparing its cholera treatment sites around the country for an increase in cholera cases following the storm.

04 Aug 2011 description

Crystal Wells
Communications Officer

August 3, 2011, Los Angeles, Calif. - As Tropical Storm Emily bears down on Haiti, threatening floods and landslides, International Medical Corps is preparing its cholera treatment sites in the West, South and Artibonite Departments for an increase in cholera cases following the storm.

04 Jan 2011 description

January 4, 2011 - Nearly one year after a 7.0-earthquake struck Haiti, International Medical Corps is rapidly expanding its initial health response to address new medical needs caused by the cholera outbreak, while building capacity within the local health care system through training programs that increase the knowledge and skills of Haitian medical professionals, including emergency and trauma care that will save lives in future emergencies.

"A year after the earthquake, Haiti is still struggling to recover, while facing new and devastating emergencies, such as the cholera …

10 Nov 2010 description

November 10, 2010, Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Following reports of 73 confirmed cases of cholera in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, International Medical Corps continues to expand operations in response to the widening outbreak throughout Haiti. Detected first in the Artibonite region, to the north, the potentially fatal disease has led to more than 580 deaths and 9,100+ infected.

08 Nov 2010 description

By Crystal Wells, Communications Officer

Leogane, Haiti - Thelervilts used to own a modest, but comfortable house by the sea. Then the 7.0-earthquake hit on January 12, reducing his house to a skeleton of concrete and rebar. He picked up the pieces, building a new shop from scratch and repairing his home with tarps and wood.

Now, nine months later, his broken home was destroyed once again - this time by floods following Hurricane Tomas, which battered the island on November 5 and 6.

08 Nov 2010 description

Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Hurricane Tomas battered Haiti with heavy rain and strong winds over the weekend causing flooding of vital roadways that isolated towns and villages along Haiti's coast. International Medical Corps has deployed medical teams throughout Haiti to assess health needs, provide health services and deliver critical supplies.

Most coastal villages reported muddy roads and damp conditions with occasional signs of destruction left by the winds (branches, fallen signs etc).

04 Nov 2010 description

Contact in U.S.:

Margaret Aguirre

Director, Global Communications


+1 310.826.7800

Contact in Haiti:

Michael Dockrey

Country Director, Haiti



Crystal Wells

Communications Officer, Haiti



+1 617.913.0794

November 4, 2010, …

21 Oct 2010 description

By Guyto Saint Fleur, Haiti Communications Officer

October 21, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA

Haiti has always been at-risk of hurricanes. But never has it faced that risk while one million of its citizens live in tent cities. With the stakes higher than ever, community education on how Haitians can prepare themselves and their families could save thousands of lives, this year and for many hurricane seasons to come.

"Stagnant water increases the risk for waterborne disease, malaria, and dengue.

05 Oct 2010 description

Margaret Aguirre

Director, Global Communications



October 5, 2010 - North Little Rock, Arkansas - In an effort to boost the capacity of first-responders following disasters like the earthquake in Haiti or the Indonesian tsunami, International Medical Corps co-sponsored a scenario-based, medical action training program to prepare physicians for the initial phase of post-disaster environments. The immersion course offered scenario-based skill development to improve the …

28 Sep 2010 description

By: Crystal Wells, September 28, 2010

Port-au-Prince, Haiti - "It came out of nowhere," says Heather Lorenzen, nurse and Sexual and Gender-based Violence Coordinator for International Medical Corps Haiti. "The sky got dark and the wind picked up, pretty strong winds, and it started raining. No one knew whatsoever that there was going to be a storm."

At around 3pm on Friday, September 24, a tropical storm battered the greater Port-au-Prince area, inundating tent cities with heavy rains and winds that toppled over trees, tents, and even health facilities.

03 Aug 2010 description

Crystal Wells

Communications Officer



Port-au-Prince, Haiti - August 3, 2010 - During World Breast Feeding Week, August 1-7, International Medical Corps is running community education campaigns and events throughout Haiti. Made possible by UNICEF, the community outreach events in Port-au-Prince, Petit Goave, and Gressier seek to educate mothers on the importance of breastfeeding for infant health.

"Breast milk is the only food and drink an infant needs for the …

08 Jul 2010 description

Port-au-Prince - July 8, 2010 - Nearly six months after the 7.0-earthquake that struck Haiti, International Medical Corps continues to prioritize long-term integrated primary health care services, including mental health, as key to helping hundreds of thousands of Haitians who remain vulnerable and displaced.

"The acute emergency is over but the risk for an outbreak of communicable disease is still very real," says Dr. Jojo Cangao, International Medical Corps Medical Director for Haiti.

25 Jun 2010 description

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, June 25, 2010

International Medical Corps and the Center for Communication against HIV/AIDS, CECOSIDA, join forces this week in a push for HIV testing throughout the greater Port-au-Prince area.

The initiative, which focuses on community mobilization and education, targets three communities surrounding International Medical Corps clinics - Petionville and Bolosse.

31 Mar 2010 description

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, March 31, 2010 - International Medical Corps is partnering with the medical profession in Haiti - including the Haitian Medical Association, the Medical Specialty Societies, and the Medical Education Sector - to launch the first emergency medicine training and certification process for Haitian doctors and paramedics.

International Medical Corps, a relief and development NGO, began a series of meetings last week with the Haitian organizations aimed at establishing opportunities for continuing medical education (CME) and continuing professional development (CPD), as …