Episcopal Relief & Development joined IMA more than 10 years ago and has been a critical partner ever since. From funding a life-saving water, sanitation and hygiene project that will ensure improved health for thousands of students in Haiti to joining us in spearheading an interfaith coalition to end sexual violence, IMA values the support from Episcopal Relief & Development and looks forward to working together for health, healing and well-being for all for years to come.
Episcopal Relief & Development is a founding member and currently co-chairs the US Secretariat for the We Will Speak Out coalition. The domestic movement is an outgrowth of the global We Will Speak Out coalition, established in March 2011. Sexual and gender-based violence is prevalent in the United States, and the movement pushes organizations and congregations to influence change. Kirsten Laursen Muth, Senior Advisor for Episcopal Relief & Development, co-chairs We Will Speak Out US.
With Episcopal Relief & Development funding, IMA World Health has launched the Healthy Schools, Successful Children project, which aims to improve students’ health, school participation and success through water, sanitation and hygiene interventions in 60 public and Episcopalian schools in the Southeast, South and Grand’Anse departments of Haiti.
The project strengthened 20 Anglican health facilities in North Kivu and South Kivu provinces in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Thanks to funding by Episcopal Relief & Development, IMA was able to train health service providers, provide essential medical supplies, renovate drug depots and provide equipment to support medical coordination and supervision.