International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

INTERCHURCH MEDICAL ASSISTANCE INC

aka IMA World Health

Washington, DC

Mission

IMA World Health's mission is to build healthier communities by collaborating with key partners to serve vulnerable people. Our vision is health, healing and well-being for all. IMA believes all people are children of God and thus deserve to lead healthy and productive lives. Our vision of health, healing, and well-being for all is based on the Christian call to serve one another. The founding members of IMA, Protestant Churches and church-based organizations, chose to be intentionally ecumenical to provide health services and to build healthy communities around the world. We can do more together than alone; that spirit of joint action remains foundational to IMA today. IMA believes the core ecumenical imperatives are unity and respect for all faiths and traditions.

Ruling Year

1998

Principal Officer

Mr. Rick Santos

Main Address

1730 M Street NW Ste. 1100

Washington, DC 20036 USA

Keywords

global health, international health, health systems

EIN

52-2112460

 Number

5523510897

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

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Our programs

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Strengthening Health Systems

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Our Results

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Number of members from priority population attending training

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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This is the number of members from priority population that attended training in our projects located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Haiti, and Indonesia.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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This is the number of participants that attended a course/session/workshop in our program in Indonesia.

Number of participants counseled

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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This is the number of participants counseled in our programs in Kenya and Indonesia.

Number of individuals to whom medicines were distributed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

This is the number of individual we distributed medicines to in our projects located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Kenya.

Number of pregnant women tested for HIV

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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This is the number of pregnant women we tested for HIV in our projects in South Sudan and Kenya.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

IMA's vision is health, healing and well-being for all. We recognize that all people are children of God and deserve access to services that protect and promote their health and dignity. We respect and work with other faiths and many secular groups who share our aim to create a more just and sustainable world. We do not proselytize.

IMA World Health aims to achieve health, healing and well-being for all through a four-part strategy.

Health Systems Strengthening
IMA builds integrated, holistic and sustainable health systems that increase access to quality health care, with an emphasis on vulnerable people.

Partnerships
IMA collaborates with local, national and international partners, especially faith-based networks and organizations, to join and leverage assets, resources, knowledge and voices.

Technical Excellence
IMA designs and implements innovative and effective technical approaches that demonstrate long-term, measurable improvements and impact on individual and community health.

Organizational Health
IMA invests in developing people, partners, continual learning and systems to maximize organizational impact on health care and the systems to sustain those improvements.

IMA World Health began as Interchurch Medical Assistance in 1960. Our nearly 60 year history is based heavily in partnership: with member agencies, with donors, with the people we serve. Everything IMA does, it does in partnership and builds on decades of experience.

Currently, we have extensive presence in six countries where we live out our mandate to bring health, healing and well-being to the world's most vulnerable. Our staff in Haiti, Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Indonesia feature public health experts who bring the best in science and practice to national and local partners. Our connections with ministries of health, district medical staff and community service organizations and communities of faith ensure we serve the most vulnerable, sustainably. We align our work with national plans and priorities and work to build local capacity that will thrive long after we are gone.

Our aim is to ensure access to quality care for all, especially the most vulnerable. We respect and work with all sorts of faiths and many secular groups who share our aim to create a more just and sustainable world.

While indicators may vary, examples include:

Health System Strengthening
Number of patients treated, number of medicines distributed, number of treatments, number of trainings.

Partnerships
Number of partner staff trained in a specific procedure or methodology, number of memoranda of understanding, number of facilities reached.

Technical Excellence
Number of technical presentations at conferences, number of published manuscripts, number of recognized technical experts, number of seminars hosted or convened.

Organizational Health
Strategic plan ratified by the Board of Directors, work plans established in support of the strategic plan, financial health as indicated by regular audit.

IMA World Health programs touched more than 46 million people in the last year, through clinic visits, trainings, awareness campaigns and other programming. Our work has supported significant gains in preventing HIV and AIDS and providing access to treatment, reducing malarial infections and neglected tropical diseases, improving sanitation and hygiene practices and ensuring pregnant women and caregivers of infants and young children have knowledge about and access to proper nutrition.
Sample achievements during our last fiscal year include 14 million treatments for neglected tropical disease in Tanzania and 5.1 million in Haiti; 8.3 million people with improved health care in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and 1.8 million visits to outpatient clinics in the Republic of South Sudan.

As we look to do our part to contribute to the new Sustainable Development Goals through new and expanded efforts, we will continue to strengthen health systems, improve our partnerships, refine our technical acumen and ensure IMA World Health is a soundly-managed organization.

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Affiliations & Memberships

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Financials

INTERCHURCH MEDICAL ASSISTANCE INC

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No