Call for Congressional Hearings

Peace Corps Online: Peace Corps News: Headlines: Peace Corps Headlines - 2003: July 2003 Peace Corps Headlines: July 5, 2003 - PCOL Exclusive: A Volunteer's Courage : Call for Congressional Hearings

By Joanne Marie Roll (joey) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 10:34 am: Edit Post

The questions raised by the story "A Volunteer's Courage and commentaries include:

1) Are serving Volunteers being pressured to postpone needed medical treatment, (in order to reduce the attrition rate or reduce medical expenses in-country) by promises that medical treatment will be available after service is completed and then that medical treatment is not readily available?

2) Is there a pattern of discrimination, based on race or gender, among those who receive good medical care and other support services and those who do not, during service and/or post service?

3) Is there a lack of coordination between PC/WASH and countries of service?

These are issues related to medical services and I believe that they can only be answered by Congressional Hearings to determine if legislation is needed to remedy these problems. Medical issues are not the only problems which Congressional Hearings should address - these are just my thoughts on these issues. More later. I welcome comments from other RPCVs. Thanks
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