Find trusted sources of information, guidance on protective measures for health care workers and health care facilities, as well as information about our urgent response to this public health emergency.
The inequitable burdens of COVID-19 continue to devastate health systems and economies globally. After two decades in decline, extreme poverty is rising. The vulnerable communities that we serve are more challenged now than ever before.
As COVID-19 variants exacerbate the global crisis, IMA World Health leads health interventions in the phased, multi-sectoral COVID-19 response of the Corus International family. IMA World Health’s COVID-19 efforts build on our extensive experience in outbreak response, including during the last four Ebola outbreaks, and deep partnerships with ministries of health as well as faith-based health care networks.
Through our local partnerships, IMA World Health has been:
- Providing information, technical assistance, equipment and supplies to implement infection prevention and control (IPC) in health facilities;
- Supporting community surveillance and contact tracing efforts;
- Developing and disseminating informative messaging to the public on the virus and safety measures they can take;
- Strengthening the capacity and resilience of health systems and communities to cope with future shocks.
Consistent across our programming, IMA World Health’s COVID-19 response is context-driven and locally led.
Hover over the dots on the map below to learn more about COVID-19 response programming of IMA World Health and the Corus family around the world.
INUNISON, an interactive e-newsletter from Corus International, keeps you up-to-date on our latest work, successes, and lessons learned on-the-ground as well as on timely insights from our experts and opportunities to work with us in international development.
FAQ on COVID-19
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Get answers to your questions surrounding COVID-19, including symptoms, possible complications, who are considered to be the most vulnerable and more.
The new coronavirus threatens communities in places where the health systems aren’t nearly as strong as they should be. It’s your love that helped to contain Ebola’s spread. Once again, your love will make sure coronavirus doesn’t spread to communities already struggling with poverty and illness. In a world of suffering, will you offer a gift that will do a World of Good?
Stories & News
COMMENTARY: A Nightmare Scenario: Coronavirus Could Devastate Africa
In this U.S. News article, Allyson Bear, MPH, vice president for Corus International, a new organization formed by the merger of international NGOs Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health, calls on global health experts to act now to ensure African countries are prepared for the coronavirus.