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Appeal Launched for Emergency Assistance to Thousands of Pregnant Women at High Risk in Haiti
Date:1/15/2010

  • Deploy skilled health professionals, such as midwives, obstetricians and nurses, to affected areas to provide maternal health and emergency obstetric care;
  • Provide emergency safe delivery and reproductive health medicines and supplies to temporary clinics and health facilities being set up;
  • Help safeguard the personal hygiene and dignity of women and girls by providing related sanitary supplies;
  • Facilitate access of affected populations, especially young people, to psychosocial counselling and other services; and
  • Carry out interventions to prevent gender based violence.

  • For further information, please contact:

    In Santo Domingo:
    Trygve Olfarnes
    Tel: +507 301 7362
    Satellite: + 898 8169 3160 0057 1740
    olfarnes(at)unfpa.org

    In New York:
    Jessica Malter
    Tel: + 1 212 297 5190
    malter(at)unpfa.org

    Omar Gharzeddine
    Tel: + 1 212 297 5028
    gharzeddine(at)unfpa.org

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