Trafficking in persons, public health and development

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  • Happy Results!
  • Trafficking in persons, public health and development

    1. 1. 138th APHA Annual Meeting Tuesday, November 9, 2008 Title Page in Persons, TraffickingPublic Health and Development Elvira Beracochea, MD. MPH elvira@midego.com
    2. 2. DisclosuresI am president and CEO of MIDEGO, aconsulting company dedicated to helpachieve the MDGs through personaland organizational developmentprograms and tools.I advocate for the elimination of TIP.
    3. 3. Objectives1. Discuss the importance of TIP in our work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals2. Discuss three ways to prevent trafficking, help rescue and rehabilitate victims
    4. 4. TIP is a PH Problem• Silent Epidemic• 4 to 27 million people areforced into labor, prostitutionand abuse• The majority are women• About half are minors
    5. 5. Know the Legal Frameworkand International Declarations • UDHR • The Right to Development • CEDAW • The Millennium Declaration* • Trafficking victims protection Act, 2000
    6. 6. Millennium Declaration“To intensify our efforts to fight transnationalcrime in all its dimensions, including traffickingas well as smuggling human beings and moneylaundering”
    7. 7. Role of Public Health ProfessionalsRespect, Protect and Fulfill Human RightsAdvocate, Raise Awareness and HelpPrevent TIPFind organizations in your country workingprevent, and learn ways to help rescue andrehabilitate victims
    8. 8. Development Advocacy Actions1. Peace, security and disarmament2. Poverty eradication3. Human rights, democracy and governance4. Protect the vulnerable5. Meet the special needs of Africa6. Protect environment7. Strengthen the UN
    9. 9. “Intensify our efforts…”Advocate for TIP reductiontargets under MDG 3
    10. 10. “Intensify our efforts…Integrate TIP prevention into existing programs:1. Community health programs2. School Health Programs3. Surveillance and health information systems
    11. 11. Public Health and Development ProfessionalsIntensify YOUR efforts:1. Advocate, Raise Awareness and Help Prevent2. If you suspect TIP, contact theauthorities
    12. 12. Q&A
    13. 13. Visit us at www.midego.com Remember to Download the “Global Health Starter Program” to start making a bigger impact right away! Thank you!Copyright ©2012 MIDEGO

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