A Journey to “Middle Earth”… in Peru

This past weekend the Sacred Valley Health crew made their way through Peru’s version of every province of Middle Earth (of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy). We woke up at an obscene hour of the day to drive nearly an hour to the trail head in a rural town called Taucca. Naturally, we…

Over the Mountain

We are currently hard at work to complete the “community needs assessment” in all 7 pilot communities where Sacred Valley Health is launching a community health worker program.  This entails traveling to 7 unique (and quite rural) communities of predominantly Quechua-speaking people to obtain basic demographics and resident opinions on the general health of the…

Mountains and Medicine

I am a new volunteer here at Sacred Valley Health, and so far, it has substantially surpassed my expectations.  Since I am considering switching to the pre-med route in college, the main goal I have for my time in Peru is to see whether I would like the job of being a doctor.  Well, after…