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Maternal Health Supplies Being Rushed To Haiti
Date:1/14/2010

iods following a major natural disaster, women often lose access to basic health services. UNFPA will also work to ensure that women and girls have access to basic hygiene supplies so that they can live with dignity, even amidst the worst circumstances.

"The health of the community at large and its capacity to absorb and recover from a disaster of this magnitude depends to a significant extent on the well-being of women," said Dr.Jemilah Mahmood, Chief of the UNFPA’s Humanitarian Response Branch. “Taking care of women's needs will also help them to take care of the needs of others in their families and communities.”

For further information, please contact:
In Santa Domingo:
Trygve Olfarnes, Tel: +507 301 7362
In New York:
Jessica Malter, Tel: + 1 212 297 5190
Omar Gharzeddine, Tel: + 1 212 297 5028
Abubakar Dungus, Tel: + 1 212 297 5031

www.unfpa.org

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