Reference : V-P-PK-E-00515
Date : 06/12/2005
Country/Region : PAKISTAN
Caption : Cham. Woman receives treatment at Mother and Child Health clinic set up by the ICRC.
Photographer : LE CUNFF, Hervé
Person appearing :
BAUMGARTNER, Sarah (déléguée santé, CICR)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Description : Extract from ICRC press release No06/08 of 6 March 2006:
Prior to the earthquake, because of the conflict, the Ministry of Health had no access to the area and there was just one military doctor - a man. The women were reluctant to see him because of cultural constraints and this meant children lacked medical care as well.
Interview of Sarah Baumgartner, a Swiss nurse and ICRC delegate.
We were invovled in setting up a clinic for mothers and children in the mountains of Kashmir [...] in the Chham valley. There are twelve villages with a combined population of around 20.000 people.
We provided ante-natal and post-natal care and were able to offer safe deliveries for pregnant women. We had an oral re-hydration tent to treat all the cases of diarrhoea after the earthquake and we had an Expanded Programme for Immunization aimed at children and pregnant women.
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