Medical Teams International Receives Over $11 Million USD from the U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration for Programs in Four Countries

For more than 40 years, Medical Teams International has provided life-saving medical care to people in crisis around the world. It is currently expanding its work in four countries, thanks to grants totaling more than $11 million from the U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.


An award of $3.5 million will support Medical Teams’ ongoing work to provide medical care to refugees and host populations in Tanzania. Medical Teams currently serves a population of approximately 220,000 refugees and host nationals. It will provide reproductive and child health services, improve access to medicines and medical equipment, and enable Community Health Workers to share health education messages. The award will also help reduce the prevalence of COVID-19 among refugee and host communities through prevention education.


In Uganda, a $3.5 million award will support primary healthcare activities, operations support, and program management under all Medical Teams program areas, including COVID-19 mitigation and treatment activities. These life-saving programs include comprehensive maternal care, mental health, nutrition services and rehabilitation services. Medical Teams reaches a population of more than 1,000,000 refugees and host Ugandans.


A $2 million award in Colombia will support the first year of a planned multi-year project to continue and expand life-saving medical care in Colombia, particularly for vulnerable Venezuelan migrants. The Medical Teams project, “Protection and Prevention Against COVID-19 for Vulnerable Venezuelan Migrants and Colombians,” will support COVID-19 prevention practices, improve access to essential medical care, and provide mental health and psychosocial support, as well as other preventative health treatments for women and children.


In Bangladesh, a $2.35 million award will support two years of programming in Kutupalong Refugee Camp, the world’s largest refugee camp. This joint program with Food for the Hungry will improve community knowledge, behaviors, and prevention practices related to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. It will also improve access to and quality of COVID-19 case management and treatment for targeted refugee and host communities, and it will provide mental health and psychosocial support for vulnerable individuals affected by the pandemic.

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