The Heimlich maneuver, CPR, and frog paste!

The green paste had an unusually lumpy texture and an incredibly pungent odor. Its ingredients included various local plants and herbs as well as a ground-up frog. Yet despite the seemingly repugnant nature of the concoction, the promotoras (community health workers) were mesmerized. The paste was used to treat twisted ankles, deep bruises, and other…

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…