Women and children account for four of every five refugees in the world.
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International Medical Corps’ goal is to provide quality health care to those in need, bringing new hope to individuals and strengthening underserved communities worldwide. Because 80-percent of those affected by war, conflict, and natural disaster are women and children, International Medical Corps prioritizes maternal and child health in its emergency responses.

In South Sudan, which has one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates (2,037 per 100,000 live births) and where one in every four babies dies before age five, International Medical Corps is building the capacity of local health care professionals by conducting training courses for certified nurses and community midwives and mentoring national hospital staff. In 2010, their graduating class of nurses increased the total number of certified nurses in Southern Sudan by almost 10 percent.

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