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 to the new training topic.
Our training focus was to discuss the role of promotoras and introduce new patient record forms (fichas) and posters (afiches) for promotora homes. For each activity, we initially paired promotoras and later joined together as a group to share ideas. Ayni Wasi staff Leticia, Miguel and Ruben performed a “mini drama” to demonstrate best practices for promotoras to enter a patient’s house and how to react sensitively when a patient presents a problem. We hoped that this training would specifically promote discussion and dynamic interaction between Ayni Wasi personnel and promotoras — which we hope we accomplished!
The promotoras definitely seem to be increasingly enthusiastic and comfortable with each new training session. Thanks to a visiting professional photographer Chris Walter we were lucky to capture some great photos of the training. Check some out below or see the full album here.