International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

International Medical Corps has provided life-saving care in more than 45 countries worldwide, responding to nearly every emergency in the last two decades. It deploys quickly in emergencies and then stays on to teach life-saving skills so that people can become self-reliant. Its training assures continuity and a new level of care for those impacted by conflict, tragedy and extreme poverty 

Over the years, International Medical Corps has responded to the world's most devastating man-made and natural disasters, including famine in Somalia, ethnic cleansing in Bosnia, the Rwandan genocide, and atrocities against children in Sierra Leone.  International Medical Corps was a first responder after the 2004 tsunami in southeast Asia, the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, responded domestically following Hurricane Katrina, and is among the dwindling number of humanitarian agencies still working in Darfur and Iraq.

In 2008, Global Bridge collaborated with IMC in an effort to create a sustainable business plan to use Plumpy-Nut as a nutritional supplement providing protein to refugees in Uganda.  International Medical Corps has been playing a major role in helping to bring it's medical resources and expertise to Haiti in the aftermath of their devastating earthquake in January, 2010.  Global Bridge provided a significant grant to support these efforts in Haiti.

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