A lot of the doctors offices have closed down and not really reopened again, so there’s still a huge gap in the number of providers in the area.
The Daily Beast (July 31, 2013 | FRANCE) The nongovernmental organization Medécins du Monde (Doctors of the World) has worked closely with these women for nearly 10 years—it runs a mobile medical facility called Lotus Bus, which visits the women on the streets where they work. The service is offered in Chinese, as most of the women speak little French, or none at all. While receiving medical attention, the sex workers also are given legal help in terms of understanding their rights and how to take care of themselves. Read more.
TIME Magazine (August 7, 2012 | PARIS) “It is one of the first times in history in which medical staff are so systematically targeted,” says Patrick Villedieu, Deputy Director of International Operations for the Paris-based Doctors of the World, which treats Syrians in refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan, since it is banned from operating in regime-held Syria, and regards the rebel areas as too dangerous. “We could save a lot of lives if we could work inside Syria,” Villedieu told TIME on Tuesday. Read more.
New York Times (December 26, 2011 | PERAMA) At the Perama clinic, which is run by the international nonprofit Doctors of the World, doctors say they are seeing many families that cannot afford bus fare, let alone the new $6.50 fee at public clinics. Read more.