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Achieving Gender Equality in East Africa
In Rwanda and Tanzania, women drive agricultural production. It's time to hear what they have to say.
Building Resilience in Central America's Dry Corridor
Breaking the cycle of climate migration
Medical Mobile Teams Respond to Cyclone Freddy in Malawi
In March 2023, for the second time in two months, Cyclone Freddy made land fall in southern Malawi, triggering floods and mudslides across the country, killing over 500 people, and displacing over 500,000 Malawians. In response to the cyclone, on March 25, 2023, Team Rubicon International (TRI) dispatched 2 EMT Type 1 Mobile Medical Units to Zomba, Malawi, where an estimated 20,000 people have sought refuge in 119 refugee camps. Under the direction of the Malawian Ministry of Health, these teams will provide medical care and WASH services to displaced Malawians across affected areas. As of March 30, TRI has treated 208 patients, in which it is expected this number will increase significantly as the flood waters recede. The first EMT wave will remain in Malawi until April 12th, with a second wave expected to depart soon after.
Pre-Hospital Training in Niger
Between February 13-24, 2023, Team Rubicon’s (TR) international team, in collaboration with Service d’Aide Medicale d’Urgence (SAMU) Niger, traveled to Niamey, Niger, providing medical trainings in two subjects, including MEDEVAC and pre-hospital care. Over the course of two weeks, TR provided training courses to SAMU staff to help Niger enhance its capacity in its prehospital program and local healthcare systems, similar to TR’s previous training in La Ceiba, Honduras in June 2022. The trainings were led by eight medical professionals and one team leader. In tandem with the training, TR also performed a needs assessment on Niger’s healthcare system to provide recommendations on how to further build capacity in the future. To date, TR has trained 133 course participants, in which trainings are set to be completed by February 24, 2023.