An international medical NGO is staffing a health clinic in a remote village located near a large-scale agriculture enterprise operated by a multinational corporation. Many of the clinic’s patients are migrant workers who have come to the region seeking work at the commercial farm. Employees receive low wages by local standards, work very long hours, and have poor living conditions. Many of the workers and their family members present to the clinic with signs of malnutrition. A number of them also report respiratory complaints and skin and eye problems, which they associate with their handling of pesticides on the large farm.
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Members of the EHHPP team on a full-day retreat at THiNKSPOT in Lowville, Ontario in December 2013. Frobit row (left to right): Laurie Elit, Sonya de Laat, Carrie Bernard. Back row (left to right): Lisa Schwartz, Matthew Hunt, Elysée Nouvet, John Pringle, Leigh-Anne Gillespie and Nancy Johnson. Absent: Lynda Redwood-Campbell.
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