Global Initiatives - Overview
The health of a community is the cornerstone of its success and well-being. With a defined focus in South America, East Africa and the Caribbean, International Medical Aid strives to improve the health of underserved individuals in these regions through mobile medical clinics, public health education programs and first responder training. Taking a holistic approach, IMA collaborates with local leaders to develop sustainable, community-led initiatives that address the root causes of disease and illness.
International Medical Aid deploys full-scale mobile medical clinics to bring much-needed healthcare to impoverished and underserved individuals around the world. IMA engages local practitioners and healthcare providers, guided by American medical direction and protocols, to conduct these clinics. This international collaboration fosters the exchange of knowledge while empowering local physicians, nurses and leaders to take charge of their community’s health. Implementation of IMA’s Mobile Medical Outreach follows a three-stage model developed by our founders at The Johns Hopkins University.
Health Care Delivery
Primary Care and Wellness
Secondary Care and Basic Diagnostics
Multi-Disciplinary Care and Advanced Diagnostics
Public Health Education/First Responder Training
Working in local schools, community centers and rural environments, IMA conducts hygiene education programs targeted to children. These programs provide instruction on basic hygiene procedures and are led through a partnership between American and local educators. IMA develops curricula for these programs based on globally accepted standards and best practices.
Aimed at educators, healthcare providers, social workers and other community leaders, IMA provides accredited training in basic CPR (one- and two-rescuer), AED and choking (conscious and unconscious). In addition to this training, IMA recruits and educates community leaders to become certified First Aid Instructors, thereby greatly augmenting IMA’s reach.