UNTAGUnited Nations Transition Assistance Group
UNTAGUniting Neighborhoods to Abolish Graffiti (Los Angeles, CA)
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The information on health condition of UNTAG peacekeepers was collected at medical centers of the 1st and 2nd level on specially prepared standardized forms which were used as epidemiological questionnaires.
The vaccination schedule intended for the peacekeepers, recommended by the UNTAG health service, included vaccinations against cholera, viral hepatitis A, poliomyelitis, tetanus, typhoid fever, yellow fever.
1) treated in the UNTAG 1st and 2nd level medical centers were analyzed with regard to the structure rate of diseases and injuries, the number and causes of deaths as well as medical evacuation to a home country.
From April 1989 to March 1990, 26281 outpatient admissions and hospitalizations had taken place in the UNTAG medical centers.
During the analyzed period 369 of the UNTAG peacekeepers were hospitalized in the field hospitals run by the Swiss Medical Unit.
The average period of hospitalization in the UNTAG field hospitals was 2-5 days.
In total 46 of the UNTAG peacekeepers, including 35 soldiers and 11 civil workers, were evacuated to a home country for medical reasons.
With volunteer block captains, the main expenses of expanding UNTAG would be security cameras and community outreach.
The City Council has already allocated $500,000 to expand UNTAG, Garcetti said, though he plans to seek more money later in the year.
Jon Eshbach, who directs the Graffiti Busters program of the Sun Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the expansion of UNTAG, as long as it takes into account the needs of various neighborhoods.
It relies on calls from neighbors, Eshbach said, so the UNTAG block captain system could be a benefit.
Complex multiparty peace negotiations led to the establishment of UNTAG and UNTAC.