|By Joanne Marie Roll (joey) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 10:53 am: Edit Post|
I call for Congressional Hearings to address the problems raised by these articles. I believe that legislation may be the only remedy. The questions raised by 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 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?
There are problems in other areas, also-this just addressses medical issues.
I welcome the comments of my fellow RPCVs. Thank you.