John (physician) and patient

Clinic Los Pollitos

Siempre Salud colored logo - cropped 2 2015-08-30In 2009 we were still operating rapidly-deployed temporary general medical clinics in community buildings, in this case in the community center of Los Pollitos, a prefabricated modular structure that was put in place after the earthquake of 2007.  Los Pollitos is in the city of Ica in Ica Province. Our other communities are in the province of Chincha to the north of Ica. In order to support Los Pollitos we needed to travel by bus for several hours. Because we needed to mobilize and transport the entire clinic (equipment, generators, supplies, medications, and furniture) along with the clinical team it became quite an effort logistically. For that reason we decided not to include Los Pollitos in the demonstration phase of a system of prevention, early detection and primary care. We created the demonstration in three co-located communities in Chincha.

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