30th Anniversary Gala and Art Auction

Check out the amazing artwork for auction at INMED’s upcoming 30th anniversary gala—like Musical Therapy, a whimsical painting by Jamaican artist Dwane Bailey, courtesy of Grosvenor Galleries in Jamaica. The gala will be hosted by Peruvian Ambassador Carlos Parejas and wife Consuelo at their elegant residence in Washington, DC on September 27. Tickets are available at https://inmed.org/2017-gala. For a sneak peek at our auction items, visit https://inmed.org/2017-gala/art-auction/.… Read the rest...

International Youth Day

Tomorrow is #International Youth Day! Learn how INMED South Africa and Mondelēz International Foundation are helping unemployed youth in Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth via our Break Time Buddies Program. Break Time Buddies play an important role in INMED’s Health in Action program to promote healthy lifestyles and nutrition in disadvantaged schools. The Break Time Buddies program recruits unemployed youth who have graduated secondary school and trains them to lead fun physical education activities during daily recess time at 116 primary schools in the provinces of Eastern Cape and Gauteng. The Buddies also teach lessons on nutrition and making healthy lifestyle choices.… Read the rest...

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Today INMED is celebrating International Day of the World’s Indigenous People by promoting maternal/infant health and education in indigenous communities of Peru in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health. J&J-funded training by INMED Andes has led to profound changes in knowledge and health outcomes. Key to this success are the adaptation and implementation of health education materials in indigenous languages, the establishment of maternity waiting homes, and the introduction of traditional practices such as vertical birthing, to promote institutional delivery among the indigenous populations at highest risk for maternal and infant mortality.

With a focus on the Ucayali region, where maternal and infant mortality rates are among the highest in the country, INMED has trained more than 700 volunteer community health workers as the front-line link to the health system for women in remote rural and indigenous communities, as well as more than 250 public health workers.… Read the rest...