Promotor Pedro Teaches at Piscacucho’s General Assembly

As our promotores gain knowledge, they become valuable sources of health education for their communities, and they demonstrate their skills at community meetings. Last Saturday, promotor Pedro presented some basic emergency response skills at the Piscacucho General Assembly. As I lay on the floor, acting dummy, Pedro captured the assembly’s attention. I could feel all…

A Community Lesson

Setting off up the mountain at 7 am, we were excited to attend the monthly general assembly in Patacancha late last week, the first to be held since this community appointed a new president and government. At a previous meeting with the vice president, we had secured a spot for representing Sacred Valley Health/Ayni Wasi…

Practicing with Promotoras…and a Puppy?!?

Early yesterday morning, Leticia and I crammed into a cab that had nine passengers, even though it was made to comfortably fit five (just another normal transportation adventure in Ollanta). We arrived in the community of Patacancha where we were going to administer post-tests and reviews for the promotoras. We hiked up to Victoria’s house…

New Community Health Worker Training + New Photos

This month’s training in Patacancha was a huge success! The topic of this month’s training was dealing with diarrhea and its causes and prevention. In previous trainings we taught about CPR, wound bandaging, and other general triage skills. With the next few months of training in mind, we have started to move in the direction…

Another Month, Another Promotora Training Course!

After a few busy weeks of planning, Sacred Valley Health recently held its second training session in the high Andes. As in September, SVH invited local trainer/nurse Ascención to facilitate the course, which focused on a more intensive exposure to CPR and indicators of grave illness.  The promotoras were eager to learn and demonstrated their…