The Power of Giving

This post is the first in a series that will be published throughout December 2015             In the past ten years, advancements in technology and innovation have completely altered the way we communicate. Immediate correspondence throughout the globe, once thought impossible, is now easily achieved through Facebook or a Skype call. Each…

Catching Up With GlobeMed

Sacred Valley Health has a new university partner! GlobeMed is an organization that strives to empower students and communities to work together to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world. Next year, the GlobeMed Chapter at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will send its first group of student…

Understanding Health Literacy

How well can you interpret health information? This simple question is central in understanding disparities in health literacy across the world. Health literacy is defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain and understand basic health information and services in order to…

Strong Promotoras, Stronger Communities

A 2012 report from the World Bank noted that, “Female participation within the labor market has increased, particularly in the last ten years. This development has brought about significant social changes in the region and improved economic conditions”.[1] Sacred Valley Health (SVH) has made empowerment, especially for our female promotoras, one of its three main…

A First Look into SVH’s Complementary Feeding Program

Mothers in the communities we serve are some of the strongest women I have met. They wake up as early as 4:00 am to start cooking for the day, attend to their animals, and take care of their children. Often times, they walk for several hours with their baby on their back in a colorful…