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International Medical Aid began operations in East Africa in May 2013 with a series of mobile health and hygiene clinics. Over the years, we have developed a strong network of trusted hospitals in order to provide volunteers, of all backgrounds, a seamless experience. Medical and pre-health volunteers are able to choose a placement based on […]

Uganda has a diverse climate and boasts dense forests and woodlands, with many protected national parks to conserve Uganda’s natural environment. It lies almost completely within the Nile Basin and has numerous large lakes. Uganda boasts some of the world’s richest ecosystems including Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National […]

Uganda has overcome a great deal to be the country it is today. Uganda gained its independence from Britain on October 9, 1962 and the country’s first constitution was federalist. Uganda, however, fell into a dictatorship during the late 1960s through the mid 1980s. During this time, hundreds of thousands of Ugandans were killed for […]

One aspect of being an intern for International Medical Aid is researching and exploring different components of health care on a global scale. It is a great opportunity to understand more about different nations and also what roles your country plays in international medicine. As a result, I feel that countries can work together towards […]

International Medical Aid deployed a full-scale health and hygiene campaign in Quito, Ecuador last week. IMA’s in-country medical staff in addition to volunteers from our partners at UBECI worked to provide health services to young children and their families in the street markets surrounding Quito. Though Quito is a rapidly developing country, these migrant workers […]

Over the course of the last week, International Medical Aid mobilized our Haiti Health Campaign by deploying a team of clinicians and volunteers to Carrefour, Haiti. IMA facilitated three clinics during our time in Haiti. These clinics provided patients with access to healthcare professionals, diagnostic tools and many vital medications. In addition, IMA worked in […]

Today, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Stanley Kamau and Cecila Mwangi of an East African NGO known as the Ahadi Kenya Trust (www.jigger-ahadi.org). Dr. Kamau is the group’s Executive Director, while Ms. Mwangi is Ahadi Kenya’s Campaign Ambassador and Miss World Kenya 2005. This organization has a focus on eradicating jiggers throughout the […]

International Medical Aid’s team of volunteers visited St. Patience’s Orphanage today to conduct a mobile hygiene clinic. Equipped with a large number of toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap films, our team taught the children at the orphanage how to properly brush their teeth and wash their hands. After providing them with instructions, we watched as some […]