Letter to Dr David Nabarro, U.N. World Health Organization
FYI: Dr Nabarro is a contender for the position of head honcho in the World Health Organization (WHO).
In your interview yesterday (24/04/17) on Radio New Zealand’s ‘Nine to Noon’ show, you stated
“My third challenge area is ensuring that everybody everywhere can access health services. I’m particularly worried about what happens in war, and in fact most of the suffering we see in terms of bad health is among women and children and often in war or migrant situations”
Are you claiming that the health of women in war and migrant situations is worse than the health of men? Can you point to any evidence to support this? We understand that many more men than women die from injury and illness in wars because they are shot, blown up and are stationed in squalid environments. We also understand that most of the migrant ‘boat people’ have been males, and it is the men who are more likely to be left in unhealthy internment camps while women are prioritized for permanent resettlement.
If you were not implying that women suffer more ill health than men do in wars and in migrant situations, can you explain why you would particularly single out women for special concern? Is that because men’s lives and health aren’t as important or don’t matter as much to you? That would be consistent with WHO’s ideology over recent decades. For example, WHO indulged in male-blaming, femicentric and scientifically poor advocacy ‘research’ designed to manufacture predetermined findings concerning family violence against women and did not even bother to measure male victimization.
Or was the reason for your particular concern about the bad health of women in situations where men actually experience as much or worse health problems simply a gesture of appearing politically correct?
Whatever the reason, it seems clear that WHO will continue to deny men fair representation.