Meeting with “Programas Juntos” as we expand to new communities

During the month of July, Sacred Valley Health has been building ties with additional communities for the expansion of our promotora (community health worker) program. We’ve partnered with the Chilca posta (government outpost clinic) where Rosa, the Director of Prevention and Community Health Promotion, has continued to be a valuable resource in introducing our program…

General Assemblies and Health Campaigns with University of Rochester

Last week, Sacred Valley Health hosted three amazing nursing students from the University of Rochester. Although they were only with us for five days, the U of R nurses attended three general assemblies and participated in two health campaigns. They dove in head first by visiting a general assembly on Monday and followed it with…

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…

Applying fluoride and herding alpacas in Kelccanka

The day began as many mornings do in Peru… waiting for transport. We were relieved when the fruit truck finally appeared. Then we saw the sheer number of people crammed into the back and balanced on the sides. Fifteen minutes and much negotiation later, we joined the masses seated along the side rails. After climbing…

Working Together with Nurses and Teachers in Patacancha

As Rose mentioned in an earlier blog post, one of our new volunteers, Gil Bell, is going to be moving around between the communities we serve and living in some for weeks at a time. I, Stewart Decker, also a new volunteer, and several others plan to spend a few days at a time with…