Commitment to Action

First Responders: A New Approach to Resilience

Commitment by

International Medical Corps

In 2013, the International Medical Corps (IMC) committed to expanding its Health Care through Training program to reach 112,000 additional women in high-risk communities in Africa. The program combines reproductive/maternal health, mental health, nutrition, and improved access to water and sanitation services through peer-to-peer education, training of frontline health care workers, and by increasing the capacity of health care systems. As a result, the IMC will mitigate the shock of recurrent emergencies such as disease, famine, and drought by strengthening resilience at the individual, family, and community level. This signals an important departure from traditional disaster response which usually occurs in the post-disaster phase and is limited to finite aid.

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Commitment

First Responders: A New Approach to Resilience

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value

$5,000,000

Region

Africa

Countries

BURUNDI, CAMEROON, Democratic Republic of the Congo, ETHIOPIA, KENYA, NIGERIA, South Sudan, ZIMBABWE

Commitment by

International Medical Corps