International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve quality of life through
interventions that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. Since 1991, International Medical Corps has responded to the emergency needs of the Somali population through interventions in health, nutrition, WASH, and food security and livelihoods.
1. PROGRAM BACKGROUND
In December 2013 International Medical Corps resumed the provision of inpatient health and nutrition services at Galkayo South Hospital in Galmudug Region of south-central Somalia. Nutrition services include stabilization center care and outpatient therapeutic feeding for treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) among children aged 6-59 months, with and without medical complications, respectively. International Medical Corps is currently implementing a health and nutrition project in Galkayo South with funding from ECHO. Specifically, the grant supports inpatient medical care, both pediatric and adults, management of diseases of outbreak potential, outpatient and inpatient therapeutic treatment for SAM, HHN education and counseling to caregivers of children under-five.