Washington, DC. June 18, 2012. A recently released Medicine For Peace(MFP) report provides forensic medical evidence that there is widespread and systemic use of torture and human rights abuses to suppress dissent against the ruling Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).
Gros Morne, Haiti. Community health workers can be found in the early morning in the markets of Gros Morne. They are educating women about the alarmingly high rates of cervical and breast cancer in Haiti, and how these diseases can be prevented. As part of the program, the health workers give the market women appointments to the Medicine For Peace (MFP) Women’s Health Clinic at the Alma Mater Hospital for a nominal fee.
Medicine For Peace(MFP) has opened a second screening clinic for the detection and treatment cervical cancer and other sexually-transmitted diseases in the northern Artibinite department. The "screen and treat" clinic is located in Pendu.
Gros Morne, Haiti- Medicine For Peace (MFP) will begin a new program focused on the early detection and treatment of cervical cancer and other sexually-transmitted diseases in Gros Morne in the northern Artibinite department. The program will formally begin on March 8-International Women's Day.
"Haiti has one the highest rates of cervical cancer in the world, and few resources for the treatment of advanced stages of the disease. Early detection is essential. We see this program as the first step in a comprehensive women's health initiative," said Dr.
The invasion of Iraq by Coalition Forces in March 2003, and the subsequent insurgency, has imposed enormous physical and emotional hardship on the Iraqi people. A Medicine for Peace (MFP) Study Team assessed the ability of the public hospitals in Baghdad to respond to this national crisis. Five general hospitals, seven specialized tertiary-care hospitals, and one specialized outpatient center were surveyed during October and November 2004.