Day 3: SVH’s Medical Campaign Takes to the Road

Cramming into two combis last Friday, SVH staff, the visiting medical students from Wayne State University, and the Ollantaytambo Municipality’s mobile health clinic combined forces to deliver a free clinic at the posta (clinic) in rural Piscacucho.

Piscacucho is a village right near the start of the famous Inca Trail
Piscacucho is a village right near the start of the famous Inca Trail

We spent the morning busily seeing patients of all ages and ailments, with grateful ‘mamis’ bringing freshly cooked maize as a thank you. Happily exhausted and filled with new knowledge, the students and volunteers stopped in the village of Tancca on the way back to Ollantaytambo in order for the students to give grateful families affected by the floods solar water filters and clothes, which the students had brought with them from the states.

Villagers line up in the village of Tancca
Villagers line up in the village of Tancca

Learn more about Wayne State’s School of Medicine students on their medical missions blog.

Written by SVH Community Coordinator Rose Nichol

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