A successful start to surveying the new communities

On Thursday, Sacred Valley Health began an exciting chapter in its expansion. As we move into new areas, we want to ensure that our services and the knowledge base of the promotoras (community health workers) are meeting the specific needs of the communities we serve. To that end, we are carrying out community needs assessment…

Teaching reproductive health to sixth graders in Phiry

I cannot think of an experience more surreal than being taught reproductive health by a 12 year old schoolchild. Wait. Let me back up. Erica Gadzik, our resident reproductive health educator and med student from the University of Washington, has been busy writing a reproductive health curriculum.  Earlier this week we taught it to the promotoras…

A Great Turn Out for SVH’s Reproductive Health Training!

On Monday, ten SVH promotoras (community health workers) and six additional women from our partner communities participated in a course on the human reproductive system. The training was designed by SVH volunteer Erica Gadzik, who is a second year medical student at the University of Washington. She taught alongside SVH nurse Leticia Huanca, who is…