IMC 2005 Annual Report

Report
from International Medical Corps
Published on 30 Jun 2006 View Original
Key Successes
In 2005, IMC's work impacted 16 million people in 21 countries around the world. With generous support from our donors and partners, we implemented programs totaling more than $91 million. We responded within 24 hours to the Indian Ocean tsunami and the earthquake in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan, and during the first days of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the U.S. IMC helped those affected communities begin rebuilding their lives and recovering their livelihoods. IMC relief teams also provided emergency aid to those affected by violent conflict, famine, and displacement the world over.

Following are some of our key successes in 2005:

- More than 3,475,000 medical consultations were conducted in over 550 fixed and mobile clinics

- Over 200,000 malnourished mothers and children were provided with community-based nutrition services focused on long-term strategies for fighting famine and hunger

- Hundreds of health care workers were trained to deliver mental health services to over 50,000 survivors of natural disasters and violent conflicts, enabling them to better cope with grief, trauma, and acute mental illness - and to more quickly heal their wounds and rebuild their lives

Health education on HIV/AIDS, malaria, epidemic preparedness, and hygiene promotion reached over 5.1 million people worldwide

- Over 35,000 doctors, nurses, midwives, community-based health workers, traditional birth attendants, water & sanitation workers, and others were trained to deliver quality health care in their communities, sustaining and expanding IMCís legacy of care to millions more

- More than 400 water systems and sewage plants, as well as thousands of wells and latrines were constructed to provide clean water and adequate sanitation for an estimated three million people worldwide

- Thousands of households benefited from cash-for-work, micro-credit, and business training opportunities, starting more than 400 new businesses, community associations and revolving loan funds, and generating income for over 335,000 individuals and their families.

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