Photo Gallery: Vaccinations
Pakistan is one of only three countries in the world where polio is still endemic
Armed conflict and millions homeless
1.1m homeless|Prone to Floods|1.5m Afghani refugees
Armed conflict between militant fundamentalists and Pakistani security forces in recent years has created the world’s largest displaced population, including 1.8 million refugees – mainly from Afghanistan – and an undetermined number of internally displaced Pakistanis.
Floods in 2010 and again in 2011 put as much as a fifth of Pakistan’s land area underwater and officials estimate that up to 20 million people were affected.
International Medical Corps has worked in Pakistan since 1984 and where we provided basic medical training to young Afghan refugees who then returned home to treat people cut off from any health care. Since then International Medical Corps has provided lifesaving emergency responses to numerous major natural disasters in Pakistan, including the 2005 earthquake and floods in recent years.
Our ability to operate in Pakistan, despite the volatile security situation is based on our decades of experience working alongside local communities, government agencies and local NGOs. Whenever possible, we work with local partners to implement projects to ensure our support can deliver a lasting impact.
Primary health care: Today, International Medical Corps is the only organisation providing primary health care services to internally-displaced Pakistanis and Afghan refugees in four refugee camps along the border. Our teams of doctors, nurses and midwives provide basic health care, maternal and child health care and mental health services.
Mothers & children: In every Primary Health Care project we operate in Pakistan, including those for Afghan refugees, we provide support for pregnant women, new mothers and their babies, including antenatal and postnatal care.
Mental health: Our teams provide group and individual counselling to refugees and internally displaced people and we train doctors, nurses, midwives and community health volunteers on how to identify and treat common mental health issues.
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