Promotoras learn about medicinal herbs

Last Friday, our second group (Cycle 2) of promotoras (community health workers) learned about the medicinal uses of plants found in the Sacred Valley. Because of migration between communities and to cities, this kind of knowledge is not automatically passed down from one generation to the next. Most local people are aware that plants can…

Reproductive health education at Casa Mosqoy

Last Wednesday night, SVH Community Coordinators Lucy, Brooke and Sarah had the joy of returning to Casa Mosqoy, a residential education program for at-risk youth from rural areas. These young people (aged 18-25) live at the Casa Mosqoy dormitory and study at post-secondary educational institutions in the city of Cusco. This was the second class…

SVH promotoras teach first aid skills to Inca Trail porters

The Sacred Valley Health staff want to express our gratitude to the volunteers from SUNY Brockport and SUNY Buffalo for their work earlier this month on 3 one-day health campaigns in Ollantaytambo and surrounding communities. These campaigns were aimed at developing health knowledge and improving wellbeing among porters who work on the Inca Trail. These…

Promotora Day of Health

On Friday, January 10th the Sacred Valley Health office was transformed as we held a health day for our wonderful promotoras (community health workers). Each promotora had the opportunity to get a head to toe physical, a pap smear offered in partnership with CerviCusco, and supplemental training on reproductive health, family planning, and breast self-exams….