Archive - May 12, 2017

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How we can solve the HEALTH ISSUES for RPCVs

How we can solve the HEALTH ISSUES for RPCVs

The combined efforts of sick and/or injured RPCVs, Health Justice for Peace Corps Volunteers, and the NPCA continue to collaborate and to advocate for improving access to appropriate medical services, care, and treatment for RPCVs who return from service sick and/or injured. Nancy Tongue (Chile 1980-82) is the Director of Health Justice for Peace Corps Volunteers after having formed the organization due to her continued challenges accessing medical services, care, and treatment. She has recently been joined by Sara Thompson (Burkina Faso 2010-12), to further advocate for improving access to resources for the health, safety, and security of Volunteers in the field and upon returning sick and/or injured. Casey Frazee (South Africa 2009) has also been working to improve Peace Corps and response to victims of sexual assault after having been the survivor of sexual assault while serving in Southern Africa. She organized First Response Action to raise awareness about access to rights and resources . . .

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