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Three Years After Haiti Earthquake, International Medical Corps Continues Critical Training & Cholera Response Programs
When the 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, International Medical Corps was on-the-ground saving lives within 22 hours. As the country marks three years since the disaster, the organization continues to help rebuild the broken health infrastructure through training programs including Continuing Medical Education courses for local health professionals and technical assistance to the Ministry of Health for cholera surveillance, control and prevention. International Medical Corps is also providing cholera treatment and prevention services through mobile medical units.
Photo 1 - Immediately following the earthquake, International Medical Corps' emergency response team treated casualties on the grounds of the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince. Since then the organization has established a network of primary health care clinics and launched other programs in mental health, nutrition, child protection, early childhood development, water and sanitation, disaster risk reduction, emergency medicine development, and cholera prevention and response.
Photo 2 - International Medical Corps was one of the first responders to Haiti’s cholera epidemic, rolling out a network of 10 cholera treatment centers that provided lifesaving cholera care and treatment services to more than 33,000 cholera patients.
Photo 3 - International Medical Corps is providing cholera treatment and prevention services through mobile medical units in hard to reach, remote communities in Southern Haiti.
Photo 4 - International Medical Corps implemented an emergency medicine development program at Port-au-Prince's General Hospital that trained more than 300 Haitian physicians and nurses in nearly every component of emergency care delivery.
Photo 5 - Following Hurricane Sandy, which caused more than 50 deaths in Haiti and left over 200,000 homeless, International Medical Corps added mobile medical untils in Les Cayes, one of the hardest hit areas – in just two months we provided nearly 2,500 medical consultations.
Photo 6 - International Medical Corps is working to rehabilitate the Aquin water system to ensure a safe supply and distribute shelter, hygiene and essential supplies to populations affected by Sandy in the South Department.
Photo 7 - International Medical Corps’ mission is to help vulnerable communities in Haiti and worldwide return to self-reliance following disasters. To learn more visit: www.InternationalMedicalCorps.org