When a devastating earthquake hit Haiti on January 12, International Medical Corps was on the ground, providing emergency medical care and assistance in less than 24 hours. During the emergency response, International Medical Corps deployed more than 400 medical volunteers to provide lifesaving care to Haitians. Since the earthquake, International Medical Corps has gone on to establish a network of 14 primary health care clinics in and around the earthquake-affected areas of Port-au-Prince, Petit Goave, and Jacmel and launch other programmes in mental health, nutrition, child protection, early childhood development, and water and sanitation.
A cholera outbreak in 2010 has killed more than 330 people and hospitalized over 5,000 in Haiti. International Medical Corps is fighting the outbreak via Cholera Treatment Centres (CTCs) and through its network of Community Health Workers, launching massive education campaigns on cholera symptoms and prevention, to bring this deadly but preventable disease under control.