Peace Corps

7:12am

Mon April 29, 2013
Shots - Health News

If Military Covers Abortion After Rape, Why Not The Peace Corps?

Last year, something surprising happened: A piece of legislation about abortion made it through both chambers of Congress and was signed into law by President Obama.

It was a law providing insurance coverage for abortion for military women in the case of rape or incest. The bipartisan support enjoyed by the military trumped politics as usual, which generally holds that Republicans and Democrats have to fight over anything involving abortion.

But will the women who volunteer for the Peace Corps inspire a similar truce on the same issue?

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8:10am

Tue February 26, 2013
Shots - Health News

U.S. Doctors Head Overseas To Train, Not Just Treat

Originally published on Thu February 28, 2013 11:39 am

Partnerships instead of short-term help: Jean Jumeau Batsch, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is collaborating with Dr. Ambereen Sleemi, from New York City, to build a training program for Haitian OB-GYNs.
Courtesy of Dr. Ambereen Sleemi.

A few months ago, we told you about a Peace Corps initiative that sends doctors and nurses abroad to teach and train local health workers — a sort of Peace Corps for Doctors.

They're not alone: Lots of health care professionals are now traveling abroad to help countries build better health care systems instead of simply giving on-the-spot medical care or dealing with emergencies.

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3:36pm

Tue February 5, 2013

5:00am

Thu December 13, 2012

7:57am

Wed September 26, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

A Peace Corps For Doctors, Built By A Senator's Daughter

Originally published on Wed September 26, 2012 3:53 pm

Fifty years ago President Kennedy started the Peace Corps with the promise that it would train doctors in faraway lands. But, you may be surprised to know, the Peace Corps has never actually recruited doctors and nurses as mentors and medical educators.

Dr. Vanessa Kerry wants to fulfill that promise.

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