SVH welcomes new staff members

In the last two weeks, Sacred Valley Health welcomed two new volunteers, Mary and Jenny, who will be with us for a year. Mary and Jenny are both registered nurses volunteering through the Catholic Medical Mission Board (www.cmmb.org), an organization that places medical volunteers in positions throughout the world. They spent the last year working…

Learning about medicinal plants from a local expert

Ollantaytambo community member Adolfo Del Alamo Sota has a wealth of knowledge about medicinal plants in the area, including those used by the Incas many hundreds of years ago. We recently visited Adolfo and his wife Adela in order to learn from them. Our health promoters showed great interest in our recent medicinal plants training,…

Highlights from a week in the Sacred Valley

“What was the highlight of your week?” That’s the question we ask each other at the beginning of our weekly staff meeting. If you are from Seattle (like me), the highlight of last week was probably the Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory. For Escolastica, a promotora (community health worker) and community coordinator, it was seeing another…

Healthy Relationships: Our Last Lesson at Casa Mosqoy

During the past three lessons at Casa Mosqoy in Cusco, the Sacred Valley Health team taught young adults (ages 18-25) about family planning and pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity, and signs, symptoms, and prevention of sexually transmitted infection. Last Wednesday marked the fourth and last class of this series, and we focused on what it…