Tuberculosis in the Sacred Valley

According to the World Health Organization and Partners in Health, the prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) in Peru is 106 per 100,000, which makes about 31,800 current cases in Peru in a population of nearly 30,000,000. And startlingly, TB is second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest killer worldwide due to a single infectious agent. Tuberculosis…

A Visit to Ollantaytambo

After an hour and a half of curving around mountains and dipping into valleys leading away from Cusco, I arrived in the small town of Ollantaytambo. I could sense, from the moment I arrived, it was the kind of small town where all the locals know each other, where a neighbor in need finds help…