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Women's Health Volunteer Teams Distributing Supplies

Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Womens Health

The women's health volunteer teams are still on the ground in Haiti, and the team in the clinic is seeing about 50 patients daily.

The teams have been training local clinicians to ensure they are prepared to respond to needs of women for the longterm.

Volunteers are working to distribute supplies to women living in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. They are passing out safe delivery kits for the many pregnant women, mattresses for displaced persons, and contraception and personal hygiene kits that include sanitary pads and underwear to women.

Another core group of volunteers and a team of 15 Haitian women completed an assessment of women's health needs in the displaced persons' camp in Fonds Parisien, Haiti.

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