January 12, 2016 | posted in: videos

ALIMA – the Alliance for International Medical Action – is a medical aid organization that responds to epidemics, medical crises, and humanitarian emergencies in high mortality zones located in some of the poorest countries in the world.

Currently working in West and Central Africa, ALIMA provides free quality medical care to children and their families. What sets ALIMA apart from other humanitarian organizations is its operational approach based on partnerships.

ALIMA brings together the expertise of international aid workers, national medical NGOs, and global research institutes and with their combined knowledge and skill, they are able to provide the best care possible.

Through this partnership, ALIMA also supports the organizational development of their national medical partners and is able to introduce new medical treatments and protocols, undertake clinical research projects, and offer training and support to existing hospitals and clinics.

Since its inception in 2009, ALIMA has treated more than 1.5 million patients in 11 countries. In 2015 they administered over 300,000 measles vaccinations, delivered an innovative malaria prevention protocol to more than 140k children, treated over 90,000 children for severe acute malnutrition, and set up an Ebola treatment center in Nzerekore, Guinea during the Ebola outbreak.