In the rainforests of Beni Territory, families face life-threatening challenges—conflict, forced displacement, and outbreaks of disease. Medair supports 12 health facilities in the region; without them, tens of thousands of people would have no viable way to receive medical care.
International emergency relief organisation Medair sends its global emergency response team to Bangladesh to assist Rohingya refugees.
Having a baby can be a stressful event in the life of any woman. Worrying when it will happen, if the baby will be healthy, and how much pain it will cause are typical concerns most women can relate to. Having a baby in the midst of a cyclone? Now that is another story.
On 7 March 2017 at 11:00 am, Jolita, 26, gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Tania in one of Medair’s cyclone shelters in Madagascar during Cyclone Enawo, which struck the northeast coast of Madagascar that day with Category 4 force.
On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, emergency relief and recovery organisation Medair salutes humanitarians working internationally as well as within their own countries, risking their lives every day to bring critical aid in extremely insecure areas. In August 2014, conflict in Iraq’s Sinjar District forced an estimated 200,000 people from their homes and prompted the United Nations to designate the crisis as a level three humanitarian emergency. Medair responded, and has continued to work in northern Iraq and Sinjar District.
I met nine-month-old Abas in Medair’s nutrition clinic in Yusuf Batil camp. He was playing on his mother’s lap, waiting for check-up with the nutrition officer.
Abas’ smile was so contagious. His enthusiasm and the big sparkle in his eyes put a wide smile on all our faces.
Abas’ mother Noti had been bringing him to the nutrition clinic for the past three weeks. He had been diagnosed with moderate acute malnutrition and was receiving a high-protein, high-energy peanut paste that helps children quickly recover from malnutrition, called Plumpy’Sup.
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Medair is now seeking our next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Medair requires a strategic leader with bold vision and courageous faith to take us forward in our mission. We are seeking a CEO who will think and act innovatively, strategically and boldly. After seven years of wise and diligent leadership from Jim Ingram, our next leader will model an integrated Christian faith, demonstrating personal and organizational leadership and professional excellence and integrity.
He/she develops, leads, monitors and evaluates the assigned health project(s). In Syria this varied and challenging role covers health, nutrition and protection programming, including MHPSS and support to people with disabilities, with a focus on improving access, health system strengthening, training and coordination. The role requires active engagement in national-level sector coordination bodies and representation with MOH, local authorities and other stakeholders. The position has line management responsibility for the health project staff (all national staff).
He/she is responsible for tracking the progress of proposals and reports, researching new funding sources and supporting the Country Representative and Regional Representative in donor relationship management as required. Providing strategic support, monitoring, review and evaluation of all aspects of Medair programmes, the Programme Funding Manager (PFM) plays a key role in grant management and coordination, including proposal writing, reporting and donor representation.
Provide technical advice and support to the field management and the WASH and Infrastructure staff. Develop, lead, monitor, and evaluate the WASH & Infrastructure aspects of the country programme. Coordinate and network at a senior level with national and regional WASH and Infrastructure authorities and other NGOs. Lead on all WASH and Infrastructure elements of proposals and reports, providing capacity building for national and international staff. Promote best practice in the WASH and Infrastructure programmes and contribute to the overall management of the country programme.
The Health Project Manager develops, leads, monitors and evaluates the assigned health projects. This involves effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget with a focus on health system strengthening, training and coordination.