International Medical Corps
A preeminent first responder, International Medical Corps provides emergency relief to those struck by disaster, no matter where they are, no matter what the conditions, working with them to recover, rebuild, and gain the skills and tools required for self-reliance.
International Medical Corps received a grant from the Bain Capital Relief Fund in August 2020 as they responded to the Port Explosion in Beirut. Having been in Lebanon since 2006, they were well-positioned to launch an emergency response and is coordinate closely with the government and other responders to quickly provide help to overwhelmed hospitals and health facilities. The team was able to:
- Distribute personal protective equipment (PPE)—including masks, gloves and gowns—to 27 healthcare facilities, and medical supplies to 23 facilities.
- Distribute more than 168,000 face masks, 307,730 nitrile gloves and more than 16,000 surgical gowns to PHCCs and hospitals.
- Provide more than 1,100 medical consultations and 2,000 psychological first-aid sessions through mobile medical units that were deployed to Bourj Hammoud, Geitaoui, Karm El Zeitoun, Mar Mikhael and Mdawar.