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Five on Friday: National Preparedness Month

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Five on Friday National Preparedness Month


September is Preparedness Month, with the first week dedicated to personal preparedness. Whether your region is subject to earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, or snow storms, every person should be prepared with several days’ worth of food, water, medicine, or other basic necessities, should infrastructure be compromised. Share the CDC’s recommendations with your patients to make sure that our communities are prepared in the case of a disaster. Here are five more reads that may help you in your work, recommended by MCN staff.


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new hesperian resources


Jillian, Director of Education and Communication, shared Hesperian’s new resources: a Spanish edition of “Recruiting the Heart, Training the Brain” and a new booklet, “Diabetes:Beyond the Basics.”


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Toddler death after detention


Many of us commented on last week’s reports on a migrant toddler’s death at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas: “A Toddler's Death Adds To Concerns About Migrant Detention.

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WHO fights TB


“The WHO changes have huge and significant implications for all people with MDR-TB – a vast majority of which will benefit, for the first time, from an injection-free regimen with fewer side effects.” Del, Director of International Projects and Emerging Issues, shared Stop TB Partnership’s statement on the World Health Organization’s Rapid Communication: Key changes to treatment of multidrug- and rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (MDR/RR-TB).


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child untreated in detention



Amy also shared, “Migrant child died after release from detention, attorneys group alleges.”

A few days later, Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, followed it up with another disturbing article: “A Five-Year-Old Girl In Immigrant Detention Nearly Died of an Untreated Ruptured Appendix.


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Bracero Program Ended


Alma, Senior Project Manager, read this NPR article on a post-Bracero program: “When The U.S. Government Tried To Replace Migrant Farmworkers With High Schoolers.


Have a safe and healthy weekend.


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