Giving Compass’ Take:
• Global Citizen interviews the CEO of International Medical Corps, a nonprofit delivering emergency medical services during the COVID-19 pandemic to communities in need.
• What are the biggest challenges for global health organizations amid COVID-19? How can they benefit from donor capital?
• Read more on solving global health inequalities for COVID-19 recovery.
When COVID-19 hit, global health organizations worldwide were forced to respond as quickly as possible, in the most meaningful ways they could, despite knowing little about the virus and the devastating impact it would have in the months ahead.
But having dedicated its mission to delivering emergency medical services to people affected by conflict, disaster, and disease, International Medical Corps was ready to find ways to help.
The global nonprofit’s main mission is to improve quality of life for underserved communities around the world. More than that, the organization works to provide services like training to the communities where they work, ultimately strengthening them and leading the people they train to become their own independent first responders.
Global Citizen spoke to International Medical Corps CEO Nancy Aossey about how the organization is delivering its services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Global Citizen: International Medical Corps works to help people affected by war, natural disaster, and disease through health care services. How has it had to respond to COVID-19?
Nancy Aossey: International Medical Corps has more than 35 years of experience battling infectious and other diseases — including SARS, MERS, H1N1, flu, and Ebola — in 80 countries. We brought this experience to bear when deploying a comprehensive operational response in cities across the United States and within our existing global programs in 30 countries.
Read the full article about COVID-19 recovery by Jackie Marchildon at Global Citizen.
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