President's Message

Dear Friends,

Compiling our Annual Report is both an externally and internally reflective time, and as I write this letter I am struck by how reflective this entire year was for our team at IMA World Health.

This year, led by our Board of Directors, we closely examined the context in which we work and who and what IMA is during the months-long process of updating our Strategic Plan. During this process we refreshed IMA’s mission, vision, and identity statements and took great care to set down our core values and directional goals to ensure we continue to be as effective and efficient as possible.

Close self-examination and contextual analysis are critical for the health of an organization like IMA in order to remain true to our mission, to our donors, and most importantly to those we serve. IMA is somewhat unique in that we bridge two worlds: we employ a highly technical public health approach while also remaining true to the faith-based, grassroots approach to working with local partners that got us started years ago. This dual focus, we know, is what makes IMA great and our work sustainable.

This year’s Annual Report focuses on those key technical areas where IMA shines particularly bright: Strengthening Health Systems, Neglected Tropical Diseases, HIV/AIDS, and Malaria.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the tremendous impact your support and partnership have enabled us to realize this year in these and other areas as we work to achieve our vision of Health, Healing and Well-Being for All!

In partnership,
Rick
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