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We work in rural villages and areas of extreme poverty where there are no doctors.
The children we treat have severe protein and calorie malnutrition. Their nutritional state is worsened by intestinal parasites. The death rate among these weakened children during the malaria season is high.
In some areas more than 90% of children are infected with these parasites! Parasite infections contribute to iron deficiency, anemia, protein-energy malnutrition, vitamin A deficiency and low weight gain during pregnancy. Without treatment, these intestinal worm infections cause poor health, stunted growth in children, decreased ability to learn and, all too often, death.
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Devestating diseases go untreated in many areas as the only hospitals in the region require payment for servies up front. The population we serve are barely able to survive and do not have the ability to pay for doctors or perscriptions.
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International Medical Alliance is a 501 c 3 organization. EIN 31-1724114
International Medical Alliance
547 S. David Lane
Knoxville, TN 37922
This little girl suffers from Rickets which is caused by a Vitamin D deficiency and results in softening of the bones. When we first met, her arms and legs were bent in odd shapes. She was unable to attend school and was shunned by other children. IMA has stabilized her condition and she is doing better and attending school.
Women and Girls are at greater risk in the areas where we work. Although care is provided for all, we make sure that at-risk populations receive the care they need.