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The crisis is far from over for the poor

Ten months of Community Quarantine and the Crisis is Far from Over for the Poor

Ten months into the pandemic and community quarantine, the poor in Palawan, the Visayas, and Mindanao continue to struggle to meet their basic needs. Thirty-four percent were worried that they would not have enough food to eat; two-thirds (67%) percent are earning less than before the pandemic; and a quarter (27%) are unable to pay...

ICM’s Research Published in Economist and New York Times!

ICM is pleased to announce that the six-month results of a large scale randomized controlled trial on ICM’s Transform program were released on February 19th as a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper. This paper was also reviewed by the Economist in the Feb 22nd print edition – read it here. The study was also mentioned in this article...

ICM Research Team Shares Feeding Strategies at Conference

 ICM’s research on the treatment strategy of feeding malnourished children living in ultra poverty is reaching the ears of academics in the AsiaPacific region. Last month, ICM’s Director of Research, Dr Lincoln Lau, spoke at the 1st Southeast Asia Public Health Nutrition (SEA-PHN) Conference in conjunction with the Nutrition Society of Malaysia’s 32nd Annual Scientific Conference. Held in...

Remembering Typhoon Haiyan

On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines) ripped through central Philippines, causing death and destruction in its path. It is estimated that more than 6,300 people were killed with thousands more injured, and millions made homeless. It was the strongest typhoon ever to make landfall – powerful winds and storm surges smashed...

Forging Partnerships in TB Control

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacteria that can infect any organ of the body and is highly contagious; and when left untreated, can cause death.  It is curable with a regime of antibiotics over the period of at least 6 months, however stigma and access to the tests and medications are common barriers to the successful...

Livelihood comes to the Malnourished Children Outreach (MCO) program!

by Helen Turner, ICM COO After successful trials during 2011/12 ICM has been able to develop a training model to incorporate the values, health and livelihood training for the parents of the Malnourished Children Outreach (MCO) participants.  It is an exciting model involving local community members represented by the local Church Pastor and three Church...

Celebrating Education with Real LIFE

We are happy to announce that ICM’s first kindergarten students have crossed the outstanding milestone of graduating from grade 6!  ICM began operating kindergartens in 2006 and now, seven years later, ten tenacious young people have received their elementary school diplomas, many graduating with honors!  In the last seven years, ICM’s Jumpstart Kindergartens and subsequent...

A Collaborative Effort to Address Poverty

Submitted by Helen Turner, ICM COO // Photos by Bens King, ICM Graphic Designer ICM’s Philippine Executive Committee joined Cross International’s Leadership Conference September 6th– 7th at a retreat center in Tagaytay, Philippines.  The focus of the conference was to develop collaborative ways to address the complex problem of poverty in the Philippines. The conference...