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Celebrations in Lunsar as International Medical Corps’ Emergency Treatment Centre discharges its first Ebola survivors

By Sam Ryder, Emergency Communications Officer, Sierra Leone It’s sometimes difficult to justify the smiles when there is so much sadness around, but at International Medical Corps’ Ebola Treatment Centre in Lunsar this weekend, there was definitely room for celebration. 14 year old Abu had been with us for 10 days. When he arrived he was very sick. He said…read more →

International Medical Corps Emergency Response Team on Standby as Super Typhoon Hagupit Heads for the Philippines

International Medical Corps’ emergency response team are closely monitoring Super Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) which is expected to make landfall on Saturday, December 6. With wind gusts already reaching nearly 185 mph, Hagupit has the potential to have devastating humanitarian impact in areas still struggling to recover from Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Hagupit is projected to hit…read more →

First patients arrive at International Medical Corps Ebola Treatment Centre in Lunsar, Sierra Leone

After working tirelessly around the clock for the past few weeks, International Medical Corps staff at the new Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Sierra Leone’s Port Loko district accepted their first patients on Monday. It’s the first dedicated Ebola treatment facility in the district, and is a vital necessity for an area that has among the highest number of suspected…read more →

International Medical Corps opens Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone’s north where the epidemic continues to spread

International Medical Corps begins admitting patients tomorrow at a new Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone’s hard-hit Port Loko District. It is the first dedicated Ebola treatment facility in the district, which has among the highest number of suspected and confirmed cases in the country. International Medical Corps’ Ebola response and construction of the Ebola Treatment Centre in Port Loko…read more →

World Toilet Day 2014

Any day of your life, there’s one thing guaranteed, that you will need to go to the toilet. However, for the one billion people around the world who do not have access to a toilet, this is not an option. Imagine instead having to find a place to defecate outdoors, somewhere private and safe. It would be almost impossible. For many, particularly women…read more →

Shortage of engineers and sanitation experts risks undermining efforts to halt Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, warns International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps, one of only two international NGOs in the world to be treating Ebola patients, has called for professionals and volunteers from a wider range of professions to come forward to help deal with the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. Kevin Noone, International Medical Corps UK Executive Director, said that “We know there is a major shortage…read more →

New shoes for Dega – TOMs in Ethiopia

Dega Aden, age 11, lives with her family in the Bokomayo refugee camp of Ethiopia near the Kenya and Somalia border. Life in the remote Bokomayo refugee camp is incredibly difficult for Dega and her family. Like thousands of others, they came to live here after fleeing the conflict and drought in Somalia. This one camp is home to more than 30,000 refugees from a…read more →

International NGOs joint statement on defeating Ebola in Sierra Leone

We joined with 34 NGOs to issue this statement on an international response to Ebola in Sierra Leone, urging donors and governments to: Act fast in committing and disbursing funds; Ensure that health care workers are trained and equipped; Rapidly identify and deploy military and civilian capacity; Support community mobilization efforts; Support preparedness and contingency planning in neighbouring countries; and…read more →

Qatar Charity Awards International Medical Corps UK $2.3 Million to Deliver Health Care and Training in Syria, Sierra Leone and Central African Republic

September 23, 2014 – Doha, Qatar – International Medical Corps will immediately scale up health care and training programs to help people affected by the conflicts in both Syria and Central African Republic as well as to help contain the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone with $2.3 million in collaborative funding from Qatar Charity. With the common mission to…read more →

New Ebola Treatment Unit opens in Liberia

      International Medical Corps opened a new Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Bong County, Liberia today bringing the total number of facilities capable of treating the disease in the country to six. The facility is 200 kilometres north of Monrovia – only the second location in the country, outside of the capital, capable of treating patients with suspected…read more →