Ccih 2014-compassionate-care-umcor-melissa-crutchfield

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Melissa Crutchfield, Associate General Secretary for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), explains how the organization works with partners to provide humanitarian relief in disasters, international development, and general global health programs.

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  1. 1. Compassionate Care in Crisis United Methodist Committee on Relief for Christian Connections for International Health v. 6.22.2014 Melissa Crutchfield, UMCOR Associate General Secretary International Development www.umcor.org mcrutchfield@umcor.org
  2. 2. • Humanitarian Relief – Disaster Preparedness and Response (US & International) – Disaster Risk Reduction – Material Resources Ministry • International Development – Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security – Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) – Economic & Social Development • Global Health – Maternal and Child Health – Community Based Primary Health Care – Health Systems Strengthening – Imagine No Malaria Key Areas of UMCOR’s Work
  3. 3. UMCOR’s Approach • Direct Implementation • Coordination • Partnership & Capacity Strengthening • UMC Health Boards
  4. 4. UMCOR: Health in Emergencies • Eastern Congo Conflict & Displacement – Over 12,000 people given access to basic health services and raised awareness – Coordination: UMCOR, UMC Health Board, MOH, MSF, WHO • Bukama, DRC Cholera Response – Essential Medicines & Rehydration Salts – Rehabilitate Cholera Treatment Center – Training of CHWs & Community Awareness-Raising – Foundation for Long-Term Approach • Sierra Leone Ebola Outbreak – Preparedness via UMC Health Boards • South Sudan Civil Conflict – Preparedness through UMCOR and UMC – Continued Focus on Development

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