Navigation Links
Are Haitian Women and Children Getting Less Earthquake Aid?
Date:1/23/2010

said PAHO Deputy Director Dr. Jon Andrus, citing reports of increasing violence in the earthquake’s aftermath.

“We have to keep in mind that disasters make existing inequalities even worse,” said Velzeboer-Salcedo. “Those who are stronger and more powerful, whether physically or psychosocially--or both--are going to have better access to scarce resources. But when women are deprived of resources, entire families are likely to be deprived, too.”

Both experts called on relief organizations to address the different needs of women, girls, boys, and men by conducting needs assessments that take gender differences into account, and by ensuring that both men and women are on assessment teams.

Data collected by relief organizations on deaths, injuries, displacement, and who is receiving aid should be gathered and analyzed by sex and age. This is critical for targeting services and assistance according to actual needs, said Velzeboer-Salcedo.

Women face other special challenges in the aftermath of disasters. For example, young children and pregnant and nursing mothers are considered at higher risk of moderate or severe acute malnutrition, as are older people.

The danger of malnutrition rises when, due to the disruptive effects of a disaster, women stop breastfeeding their infants or fail to initiate breastfeeding of their newborn babies.

“With water and sanitation systems failing, it is even more important for mothers to breastfeed their babies rather than giving them formula mixed with water that may very well be contaminated,” said Dr. Chessa Lutter, a PAHO/WHO nutrition expert.

Velzeboer-Salcedo also called on relief workers to be alert for cases of sexual violence, exploitation, and abuse.

“It takes extra awareness and effort to empower women, who are the main caretakers of the injured and families during these tragic circumstances,” she
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Save the Children Partners with AmeriCares to Treat More than 85,000 Haitians
2. The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Donates $3 Million to Haitian Relief Efforts
3. Red Cross Aid Reaches Haitian Earthquake Survivors
4. Heritage Provider Network, Dr. Richard Merkin, Comes to the Aid of Haitian Earthquake Victims
5. Whole Foods Market(R) Sets Up Haitian Earthquake Relief Drive
6. dLife Connects Largest Online Diabetes Community to Facilitate Aid to Haitian Earthquake Victims Suffering From Diabetes
7. Mercy Ships Mobilizes To Aid in Haitian Disaster
8. Angelica Extends Helping Hand to Haitian Hospital
9. New Medical Clinic at Center for Haitian Studies to Host Open House on October 11th
10. Pregnant women who are overweight put their infants at risk
11. Healthcare Businesswomens Association Announces 2010 Board of Directors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Are Haitian Women and Children Getting Less Earthquake Aid?
(Date:9/2/2014)... New research1 presented at the European Society of Cardiology ... of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is not enough to motivate ... data from 188,139 users of HeartAge.me, a free online ... factors as their estimated ,heart age, to test the ... CVD are more likely to attend medical examinations and ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... biochemists have discovered a family of proteins that could ... a pathogenic bacterium that can cause more than 60,000 ... of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, and Kasra Ramyar, his ... is the cause of increasing common staph infections. Their ... the National Academy of Sciences , or PNAS ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... News) -- Many people believe that marijuana is not ... "As more people are able to obtain and consume ... use, people are less likely to perceive it as ... at Massachusetts General Hospital,s Center for Addiction Medicine, said ... that cannabis use can have significant consequences, and we ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... 2014 Healthcare professionals will be able ... oncology guidelines available at the point of care following ... National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®). Information from ... guidelines in the content available from the clinical reference ... not-for-profit alliance of 25 of the world's leading cancer ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... key to more youthful immune function might already be ... the Journal of Leukocyte Biology ... mice had different responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis ... reversed by ibuprofen. , "Inflammation in old age can ... Ph.D., a researcher involved in the work from the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Family history of cardiovascular disease is not enough to motivate people to follow healthy lifestyle 2Health News:Biochemists find new treatment options for staph infections, inflammatory diseases 2Health News:'Pot Addiction' May Be Real, Study Suggests 2Health News:DynaMed™ to Utilize Information from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® 2Health News:DynaMed™ to Utilize Information from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® 3Health News:DynaMed™ to Utilize Information from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® 4
... Opus Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a ... today that OpusMobility(R) runs on ... ) , (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080325/LATU040LOGO ) Opus ... or Wi-Fi connections on all smart phone devices ...
... January 13, 2009 A benchmarking study ... evaluated contemporary hospital glycemic management in United ... are suboptimal and do not meet current American ... The retrospective cohort study was based upon a ...
... its annual Molecular Imaging Summit to introducing the new ... Hilton Clearwater Hotel, Clearwater, Fl. In part, the program ... Network, which was designed to facilitate cost-effective drug development ... 2, 3 and 4 therapeutics clinical trials. In addition, ...
... health care policyWASHINGTON, Jan. 13 The RAND ... policymakers and interested parties with a unique way ... consequences of health care reform proposals certain to ... beyond. COMPARE (Comprehensive Assessment of Reform Efforts) is ...
... ATLANTA, Jan. 13 Vendormate nearly tripled its customer,base ... in 42 states across the,U.S. in part because of ... help mitigate the risk of supply chain,interruptions. , ... and financial service,providers in particular are anxious about their ...
... Family,Services, Inc. No. 2851 on its annual ranking of ... marks the second consecutive year that,Access Family Services has ... the most,comprehensive look at the most important segment of ... whole, these companies represent,the backbone of the U.S. economy. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:OpusMobility(R) Clinical Information System Runs on Google G1 Smart Phone 2Health News:OpusMobility(R) Clinical Information System Runs on Google G1 Smart Phone 3Health News:Annual SNM MI summit introduces the clinical trials network 2Health News:RAND Launches Unique Tool to Evaluate Health Care Proposals 2Health News:RAND Launches Unique Tool to Evaluate Health Care Proposals 3Health News:RAND Launches Unique Tool to Evaluate Health Care Proposals 4Health News:Economic Uncertainty Fuels Vendormate Growth in 2008 2Health News:Access Family Services, Inc. Makes the List for the Second Year in a Row! Access Family Services 2008 Ranks No. 2851 on the Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of 128% 2
(Date:9/2/2014)... 2, 2014 According to ... Research "Latin America Home Healthcare Market (By Device ... Devices, Mobility Assist Devices and Medical Supplies; By ... Therapy and Unskilled Home Healthcare Services) - Industry ... - 2020" the Latin American Home Healthcare market ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... , Sept. 2, 2014   Santa Clara dentist ... a special promotion for Invisalign. Invisalign is an orthodontic ... wires. It is often the orthodontic treatment of choice ... and aesthetics of it. For a limited time, patients ... significant savings from the usual cost. This offer cannot ...
(Date:9/2/2014)...    - Los datos ... antitrombóticos no utilizados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía ... de GARFIELD-AF en el ESC CONGRESS 2014 ofrecen ... de pacientes en riesgo de sufrir apoplejía en ... Los datos de casi 12.500 pacientes reclutados en ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Home Healthcare Market in Latin America Expected to Reach USD 17.5 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research 2Home Healthcare Market in Latin America Expected to Reach USD 17.5 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research 3Home Healthcare Market in Latin America Expected to Reach USD 17.5 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research 4Home Healthcare Market in Latin America Expected to Reach USD 17.5 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research 5Home Healthcare Market in Latin America Expected to Reach USD 17.5 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research 6Santa Clara Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Alan Frame, is Now Offering a Special on Invisalign 2Los datos sobre fibrilación atrial muestran agentes antitrombóticos no usados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía 2Los datos sobre fibrilación atrial muestran agentes antitrombóticos no usados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía 3Los datos sobre fibrilación atrial muestran agentes antitrombóticos no usados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía 4Los datos sobre fibrilación atrial muestran agentes antitrombóticos no usados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía 5Los datos sobre fibrilación atrial muestran agentes antitrombóticos no usados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía 6Los datos sobre fibrilación atrial muestran agentes antitrombóticos no usados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía 7Los datos sobre fibrilación atrial muestran agentes antitrombóticos no usados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía 8Los datos sobre fibrilación atrial muestran agentes antitrombóticos no usados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía 9Los datos sobre fibrilación atrial muestran agentes antitrombóticos no usados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía 10Los datos sobre fibrilación atrial muestran agentes antitrombóticos no usados óptimamente para prevenir la apoplejía 11
... Oct. 6 According to Millennium Research Group ... intelligence, growth in the $2 billion US cardiac ... the expanded approval of Boston Scientific,s chronic resynchronization ... I and II patients. The New ...
... Oct. 6 e-MDs, an industry leader in ... (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions,  congratulates  the ... Family Medicine of Fort Collins, CO, for their ... of Excellence recipients.  The Healthcare Information and Management ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Positive Results From the MADIT-CRT Trial Support the Expanding Approval of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators 2Positive Results From the MADIT-CRT Trial Support the Expanding Approval of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators 3e-MDs Clients Win HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence 2e-MDs Clients Win HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence 3e-MDs Clients Win HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence 4
Colloidal Gold Conjugated, Rabbit anti-goat IgG (H&L) - 12 OD...
Polyester ribbons (3) impregnated with different OD values of conjugated Protein A...
Polyester ribbon impregnated with conjugated Protein A - .50 OD per sq. cm....
Colloidal Gold Conjugated, Protein A - 12 OD...
Medicine Products: