A First Look into SVH’s Complementary Feeding Program

Mothers in the communities we serve are some of the strongest women I have met. They wake up as early as 4:00 am to start cooking for the day, attend to their animals, and take care of their children. Often times, they walk for several hours with their baby on their back in a colorful…

Trucha, Torta, and Training

This week, we celebrated the one-year anniversary of training for our first group of community health workers (promotoras) who are based at the Patacancha posta (government outpost clinic).  We combined this celebration with the second module of our nutrition training curriculum. We began by reviewing material from the previous training — the roles of  carbohydrates,…

Stewart bids farewell and the promotoras learn about nutrition

On Thursday, the Sacred Valley Health staff climbed into our driver Ruben’s van (called a combi here) and made the gorgeous trek up to the community of Patacancha, where we held a day of promotora training on the topic of nutrition. We took a winding route to Patacancha, since we needed to pick up several…

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…