We held a clinic in the elementary school, a good example of using space that the community makes available. Communities are partners. We provide the doctors, tests, medicines and training. The communities provide space/venues, leadership, and community health workers. Continue reading “Clinic Santa Rosa”
Mothers orchestrate the health care of their families and communities. Therefore, it is not surprising that Siempre Salud’s community health workers (“promotoras”) are almost exclusively women, most of them mothers.
In 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. Continue reading “Clinic Los Pollitos”
Illiteracy is a problem in our communities often related to the fact that some people speak only Quechua that is an oral, not written, language. Continue reading “Circumstances”
By 2013 we had already stopped having general medical clinics. Primary care had become focused on patients with chronic vascular diseases identified by the early detection programs Continue reading “Permanent clinic space”
A general medical clinic in Keiko Sofia’s Salon Comunal in Sept 2009. Continue reading “Clinic Keiko Sofia”
Señor de Milagros is one of the refugee camps that arose during the earthquake in 2007. It later became a semi-permanent community. Continue reading “Clinic Señor de Milagros”