Just Another Training Day… at 12,000 Feet

Sacred Valley Health recently led its third promotora training, this time in the high-altitude town of Yanamayo. Despite a few challenges, it was largely a very successful and positive day! We began the training with a comprehensive review of the previous training themes (CPR, the Heimlich Maneuver, and indicators of grave illness), before moving on…

Recent SVH Visit to the Community of Yanamayo

It is a misty early morning, with clouds soaring overhead and rain spitting down.  Our van winds up up up past the bustling town of Patacancha and in another 90 minutes we crest a mountain pass and then descend slowly to the scattered town of Yanamayo.  The landscape is stunning.  Absolutely pristine. Mountain peaks, mist and frigid glacial streams…

Sacred Valley Health – A Medical School Presentation

University of Washington medical student Erin Cooley spent almost three months volunteering for Sacred Valley Health this past summer. She helped drive small health education workshops for some of our promotora communities. She also enjoyed a close relationship with her host family and some “incredible” hiking experiences. Now she’s bringing her experience back to the…

We Speak Spanish! ¡Hablemos Español!

Since most of our work is conducted in Spanish, Sacred Valley Health recently “launched” a website all in Spanish.  It’s still a work in progress, but you can access our initial draft here.  Please forward it on to all of your Spanish-speaking friends! Next goal: a website in Quechua?