Keep Calm and Carry On!

Last week, Sacred Valley Health welcomed the group Healer2Healer to Ollantaytambo. Healer2Healer is US-based non-profit that provides “international cultural exchange and service learning in rural indigenous communities for acupuncturists, reiki practitioners, and students.” H2H ran a series of clinics providing acupuncture, massage and reiki in the communities we serve, and they also shared their skills…

Promotoras attend their 11th training with Sacred Valley Health

This month’s training – our promotoras’ (community health workers’) 11th – was a repaso (review) of the previous three trainings. The themes reviewed in this capacitacion were Cuidado de Los Gestantes (Care of the Pregnant Woman), Medicinas Naturales (Natural Medicines), and Dolor de La Espalda (Back Pain). Yet again, the promotoras performed impressively; using their…

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…

Teaching reproductive health and nutrition at the Huilloc Colegio

Prepared and excited following last week’s planning (see previous blog post), Sacred Valley Health and 24 nursing students from SUNY Brockport brought health campaigns to school children in remote communities this week. We started the week with a morning in Huilloc’s colegio (high school). Pupils from other high altitude villages as far away as Kelccanka…

SUNY Brockport nursing students join forces with Sacred Valley Health

Last week, Sacred Valley Health welcomed twenty-two nursing students and teachers from the State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport for a multi-day medical campaign. Early on Thursday morning, our guests of honor gathered in the office for a briefing on SVH’s work and to prepare for the campaign. The SUNY team participated in exercises…