Huilloc promotoras share their knowledge

The final week of June has been a busy one in Huilloc. Over the past several days, Sacred Valley Health and the Huilloc promotoras (community health workers), Teresa and Santusa, have been busy meeting with community members and spreading health knowledge throughout upper and lower parts of the town. On Monday the 24th, Teresa and…

Maternal health training in Patacancha

June’s community health worker (promotora) training day focused on caring for pregnant women. SVH, community leaders, and the Ministry of Health have all identified maternal and newborn care as a high priority, and SVH staff developed curriculum and created visual materials that address this need. Since we launched the promotora program over a year ago,…

SVH gets ready to launch the promotora program in additional communities!

Due to the success of our current promotora (community health worker) training program, we are expanding to serve additional communities in the Sacred Valley. This morning, the SVH/ Ayni Wasi team hit the road bright and early to begin a survey of the communities near the Chilca posta (government outpost clinic). Our first step is…

Introducing SVH’s new volunteers!

As fall turns into winter in Peru’s Sacred Valley, the team in the Ayni Wasi office (Peru’s SVH base) is also changing. We are excited to have such dynamic and enthusiastic people working with us and would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to them, and to describe what they will be doing…

General Assemblies and Health Campaigns with University of Rochester

Last week, Sacred Valley Health hosted three amazing nursing students from the University of Rochester. Although they were only with us for five days, the U of R nurses attended three general assemblies and participated in two health campaigns. They dove in head first by visiting a general assembly on Monday and followed it with…