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From the field: Update from Puerto Rico (Unmute for audio.)
Description: DONATE: http://bit.ly/2fv0MH4 Recovery is progressing in San Juan, but slower to reach outlying areas. Our staff is supporting the logistics of restoring a health system facing shortages of power, fuel and clean water.
  26 Oct 2017   2m37s 0 36 0
From the Field: Dr. Hernando Garzon, Puerto Rico Hurricane Response Team
Description: DONATE: http://bit.ly/2fv0MH4 Dr. Hernando Garzon updates on the situation in Puerto Rico, where International Medical Corps has a team, and is partnering with the Puerto Rico Primary Health Association, a network of 62 health clinics focused on providing care to low-income families across the island. Power outages continue to make it difficult to operate health facilities, with many clinics resorting to limiting the hours they are open or providing care in smaller spaces that can be powered by a generator. Maintaining a cold chain for many urgently needed medications, especially those for chronic care, has been a challenge. International Medical Corps is providing logistical support to help urban and rural clinics across the island get back to caring for patients. This includes providing generators to clinics and San Juan-area hospitals that would otherwise have severely limited or no operating capacity. We are also working with a partner organization to restore internet and communications capabilities for the Puerto Rico Primary Health Association and distributing solar lights to clinics. Our team is also looking at how we can support the supply of medications across the island, especially those that require cold storage and transport. As immediate relief efforts begin shift into recovery, International Medical Corps will support the longer-term needs of health facilities with infrastructure repairs and other assistance. With homes destroyed and access to savings limited by power supplies and other storm-related issues, families—particularly low-income families—are struggling to meet immediate needs, including buying medication for short-term use or chronic care. We will work with facilities to offer patient subsidies for some medications to help so families meet their ongoing health needs. All health care facility staff were impacted directly by Hurricane Maria, including many who lost their own homes. International Medical Corps will also work with the health facilities to provide much-needed relief to health care and other facility staff so they are able to return to work caring for Puerto Ricans. We are also preparing to distribute hygiene kits to clinics so families have basic necessities that help prevent the spread of communicable disease. “This is the first time where I’ve seen such wall-to-wall, corner-to-corner, 100 percent population affected. So many people are reliant on a health care delivery chain that’s been interrupted. That chain relies on power and fuel to move goods and meds to places where the patients can access them. The clinics where they might normally receive care in, likewise, need to be up and running.” – Dr. Robert Fuller, Puerto Rico Emergency Response Team Member
  19 Oct 2017   2m50s 2 64 0
From the field: Update on our Mexico earthquake response
Description: TO DONATE: http://bit.ly/2yHVGv3 Dr. Hernando Garzon, the technical medical advisor with our Mexico earthquake response team, gives an update on the need in Oaxaca following the 8.1 Chiapas earthquake on September 7, and the subsequent nearly 4,000 aftershocks.
  03 Oct 2017   2m13s 0 39 0
Hurricane Response Update from Puerto Rico #2
Description: DONATE: http://bit.ly/2fv0MH4 An update on the situation in Puerto Rico from Dr. Rob Fuller, a member of International Medical Corps' Emergency Response Team on the ground.
  29 Sep 2017   2m14s 9 407 0
Hurricane Response Update from Puerto Rico: September 27, 2017
Description: DONATE: http://bit.ly/2fv0MH4 An update on the situation in Puerto Rico from Dr. Rob Fuller, a member of International Medical Corps' Emergency Response Team on the ground.
  28 Sep 2017   49s 1 98 0
Update on Caribbean Hurricane Response 9.25.17
Description: DONATE: http://bit.ly/2fv0MH4 An update on the situation in Dominica from International Medical Corps' Director of Emergency Response, who traveled to the island this past Sunday.
  25 Sep 2017   3m47s 0 70 0
Heidi Murkoff #BumpDay 2017
Description: #BumpDay is a movement for social good that shines a light on the crucial issue of maternal health, and raises funds that immediately save lives. Now in its third year, #BumpDay is a joint project of What to Expect and International Medical Corps, raising awareness and donations to benefit maternal health care here and abroad. #BumpDay is a day to raise awareness and support so that every mom gets the help she needs to deliver a healthy start in life for the baby she loves. But it’s also a day to celebrate all beautiful bumps and healthy pregnancies, past and present. This year, #BumpDay is on Wednesday September 13, and participating in #BumpDay couldn’t be easier: On September 13, simply post a photo of your favorite bump (yours, your partner’s, your mother’s…) with the hashtag #BumpDay and a message of support for healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. Or make a donation at BumpDay.org or right here on our Facebook.com/bumpage page.
  12 Sep 2017   1m59s 0 14 0
Celebrate #BumpDay Wednesday September 13, 2017
Description: Hi I’m Heidi Murkoff. I'm a mom and a grandmother and an advocate for moms and babies around the world, and right now I'm with thousands of moms and moms-to-be who’ve fled their homes in Somalia to receive care and refuge at Dollo Ado camp in Ethiopia. These moms, like every mom around the world, want what’s best for their babies: a healthy beginning to a healthy, bright future. Their bumps, like every bump, hold the promise of that bright future. But tragically, far too many moms all around the world can’t get the basic care and support they need to ensure a healthy pregnancy, safe delivery, and the healthy baby they expect and deserve. In fact each day 800 women die during pregnancy and childbirth. One third of deliveries happen without any medical help at all. One million babies die within the first day of their life, ending the promise of a bright future before it begins. The good news is we can change that. There is no more pressing global issue affecting our collective future than the health of pregnant women and their babies. Their future is our future. And their future is in our hands. These mothers are our sisters, they are members of our human family. And they need our help. This #BumpDay, Wednesday September 13th, please join me, http://WhatToExpect.com, http://InternationalMedicalCorps.com, and a worldwide coalition of moms and mom advocates in helping to make pregnancy and childbirth safer for moms and babies everywhere. Saving lives and making healthy beginnings a reality by funding vital reproductive and prenatal care and training of skilled health workers. #BumpDay is a day to celebrate beautiful bumps and healthy pregnancies-but it's also a day to raise awareness and support so that every mom gets the help she needs to deliver a healthy start in life for the baby she loves. This #BumpDay, post a picture of your Bump, spread the word, share the love, save a life. For more information go to http://BumpDay.org
  12 Sep 2017   2m13s 2 179 0
Lily Donaldson: "I recently saw the suffering first-hand in South Sudan"
Description: www.GlobalEmergencyResponse.org - War, drought, and displacement are fueling the largest hunger crisis in decades, with more than 20 million people teetering on the edge of famine and starvation. Among them, 1.4 million children at severe risk of death without immediate help. In Yemen alone, a child dies every 10 minutes from preventable causes such as malnutrition and diarrhea. The unprecedented scale of this crisis requires an immediate and massive response. Today, eight of the world’s largest and most respected U.S.-based international relief organizations, including International Medical Corps, CARE, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Oxfam, Plan International, Save the Children, and World Vision, are coming together to form a humanitarian alliance to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger. Famine can be averted, but we have to act now. Your support will make it possible for International Medical Corps and our Global Emergency Response Coalition partners to deliver food, medical care, and other life-saving services to millions of malnourished children and families who do not know where their next meals are coming from. An emergency of this size requires a truly global response. In 2011, a famine in Somalia claimed the lives of nearly 260,000 people. More than half of them were children. We cannot let history repeat itself. No child should die because they don’t have enough to eat. Please act now and make a donation to the Hunger Relief Fund today. Visit GlobalEmergencyResponse.org to find out how you can help.
  19 Jul 2017   1m 3 105 0
Lily Donaldson: "You have the power to save a life"
Description: www.GlobalEmergencyResponse.org - War, drought, and displacement are fueling the largest hunger crisis in decades, with more than 20 million people teetering on the edge of famine and starvation. Among them, 1.4 million children at severe risk of death without immediate help. In Yemen alone, a child dies every 10 minutes from preventable causes such as malnutrition and diarrhea. The unprecedented scale of this crisis requires an immediate and massive response. Today, eight of the world’s largest and most respected U.S.-based international relief organizations, including International Medical Corps, CARE, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Oxfam, Plan International, Save the Children, and World Vision, are coming together to form a humanitarian alliance to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger. Famine can be averted, but we have to act now. Your support will make it possible for International Medical Corps and our Global Emergency Response Coalition partners to deliver food, medical care, and other life-saving services to millions of malnourished children and families who do not know where their next meals are coming from. An emergency of this size requires a truly global response. In 2011, a famine in Somalia claimed the lives of nearly 260,000 people. More than half of them were children. We cannot let history repeat itself. No child should die because they don’t have enough to eat. Please act now and make a donation to the Hunger Relief Fund today. Visit GlobalEmergencyResponse.org to find out how you can help.
  19 Jul 2017   31s 3 201 0
Nizar took his spiderman costume when he fled Syria
Description: www.TheThingsWeCarry.org - What's the one thing you'd take if you had to flee your home? Millions of refugees have faced that agonizing choice.Visit The Things We Carry to explore the stories of Syrian refugees who share what they carried when they fled. See The Things We Carry at www.TheThingsWeCarry.org. Nizar 40secondsV2 1280 H264 16mbps
  13 Jun 2017   41s 0 49 0
If you had to flee, what would you carry?
Description: www.TheThingsWeCarry.org - What's the one thing you'd take if you had to flee your home? Millions of refugees have faced that agonizing choice.Visit The Things We Carry to explore the stories of Syrian refugees who share what they carried when they fled. See The Things We Carry at www.TheThingsWeCarry.org. Radwan 40secondsV1 1280 H264 16mbps
  09 Jun 2017   41s 0 62 0