Photo gallery: Fighting violence against women
These stunning photos show how we helped educate about violence to women
Decades of war and insecurity
Malnutrition|Epidemics|Lack of health care
Rebel groups in northern Mali have led a decades-long fight against the government. The country was split after a coup removed the President in 2012, with armed Islamists controlling the north. Violence forced many from their homes leaving millions vulnerable to malnutrition, epidemics and lack of access to health care.
International Medical Corps has operated in Mali since early 2013 and delivers programmes in emergency health, nutrition and women’s and children’s health and protection.
Mali reported its first case of Ebola in November 2014, with a total of eight cases and six deaths. The country was declared Ebola-free on January 18. International Medical Corps’ rapid response teams are ready to quickly respond should an outbreak occur. We have built a training centre for the prevention and management of infectious diseases such as Ebola in Bamako, aimed at health care professionals and community members.
Primary health care: We support health clinics in remote areas around the city of Timbuktu. By providing medicines, training staff and recruiting qualified doctors and nurses, local people now have access to basic health care for the first time. We are also training community health workers to spread essential hygiene, reproductive health and nutrition messages.
Mothers & children: Our support ensures that children under 5 years old, pregnant women and new mothers will be regularly screened for signs of malnutrition and treatment will be available to prevent hunger. Pregnant women will have access to antenatal sessions with a trained professional and a safer environment to give birth.
Violence against women: Women often face a greater risk of rape and sexual violence during times of conflict and insecurity. International Medical Corps is taking action to protect survivors of violence and to reduce the risks to women in Mali by providing health staff with training and information.
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