GE Awards International Medical Corps $2.3 Million for Humanitarian Relief in Africa, Middle East
LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — International Medical Corps will scale up health care and nutrition programs for vulnerable communities across the Middle East and Northern and Eastern Africa with a $2.3 million gift from GE.
“GE’s tremendously generous support will enable us to reach more communities in Libya, Lebanon, Yemen, as well as East Africa with lifesaving health services, nutrition, and training programs,” said Nancy A. Aossey, President & CEO of International Medical Corps. “With vulnerable communities in Libya and throughout the Middle East needing critical assistance, and with the ongoing drought and hunger emergency ravaging East Africa, GE’s timely award will help us expand vital health care and training services in both regions.”
“GE is proud to support the mission and work of International Medical Corps with this donation,” said Bob Corcoran, Vice President Corporate Citizenship, GE. “Our hope is that the funds will enable positive change for health care and nutrition for some of the most vulnerable populations in the world today.”
With GE’s support, International Medical Corps will focus on these interventions:
- Having provided a comprehensive emergency response in Libya since the outbreak of conflict one year ago, International Medical Corps will scale up access to primary health care services for hardest-hit communities.
- In response to an influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon, International Medical Corps will provide health services and emergency psychological first aid trainings to frontline responders.
- In Yemen, International Medical Corps will establish two stabilization centers to treat children with acute malnutrition and conduct community outreach and nutrition education.
- In response to the ongoing drought and hunger emergency in East Africa, International Medical Corps, will increase services to treat and manage malnutrition in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia.
Since its inception nearly 30 years ago, International Medical Corps’ mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. For more information visit: www.InternationalMedicalCorps.org
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SOURCE International Medical Corps