Primary Health Care International Medical Corps has established 25 primary clinics in Darfur that provide services including: reproductive health care, health education, immunisation and child health care. We empower and educate the local people to fill health care positions within their own communities. We also conduct home visits in order to serve the needs of as many people as possible.
Maternal & Child Health In addition to providing crucial obstetric, antenatal, and postnatal care to mothers, International Medical Corps supports local women through education and training in family planning and prevention of HIV/AIDS.
We also provide prevention and care for victims of sexual and gender-based violence (GBV). By educating communities in the region about these issues, we aim to reduce the frequency of such acts in the future.
Nutrition & Food Security International Medical Corps screens children, pregnant women, and lactating mothers for malnutrition, and provides treatment and nutritional support as needed. Our community health workers assess and treat patients through home visits as well as in clinics and educate families on how to prevent malnutrition.
Water & Sanitation International Medical Corps has worked to expand access to water in the Darfur region through sanitation projects. This includes building waste disposal systems, drainage canals, and safe sanitation facilities as well as chlorinating, rehabilitating, and maintaining water points.
Health System Strengthening With funding from Stichting Vluchteling (SV), we are working to strengthen the district health system so that we can eventually hand over responsibility for these services. By training local people and partners at every level, from community health workers, to hospital staff, in order to strengthen the capacity of Darfurians to meet their own health needs.
Our capacity building teams are rehabilitating health centres in the villages of Riyad, Terij, Urokom, Beija, and Mukja. At Mukjar Hospital, International Medical Corps provides laboratory services and trains staff to take on these highly skilled responsibilities.