The World Food organization has distributed food (rice, beans, oil, salt, corn-soy blend) to more than four million people. Children under three with increased risk of malnutrition are receiving supplemental nutrition. With the increased availability of food, the much-reported thefts, violence, prostitution have decreased considerably. However, special police units have been formed to assist in protecting displaced women and children against violence.
Hospital services (in existing institutions and those set up in response to the disaster) are slowly being restored. A system of triage to specialized centers is operating fairly efficiently. Many of the foreign physician and nurse teams are still working round the clock, but there is less need for trauma and orthopedic surgeons now, and more for primary care physicians and rehabilitation specialists.
Gros Morne. The disaster has created different problems in rural areas than in
Medicine For Peace is involved in two major activities in Gros Morne: house building and improving the health of women. The influx of 25,000 people from
MFP’s women’s health initiative is centered at the