The Aha Moment

Throughout the year, Sacred Valley Health hosts various volunteer high school and university groups comprised of students interested in global health. We are currently gearing up for a summer full of university volunteers! Groups are incredible assets to SVH, because they generously donate their time, skills and resources as they work alongside us in fulfilling…

What’s the word?

“How did you spread the news about our health campaign?” asked one of the SUNY Brockport volunteers that came to Peru two weeks ago. I smiled and said, “Well, by foot.” Communication can be challenging in the communities we serve. Many promotoras and their neighbors don’t have cell phones, nor do their communities have cell phone…

Our university volunteers share their experience

Moriah Gilhooly and Robert Yates are both a semester away from receiving their Bachelors of Science in Nursing at SUNY Brockport. They both just completed a week of volunteering with us, during which they taught health topics to nearly 200 community members in the Sacred Valley. And they’re both great photographers. Yesterday, I had a conversation…

Come on down, SUNY Brockport!

This week, SVH/ Ayni Wasi welcomes a group of nursing, pre-med, and Spanish students from SUNY Brockport in upstate New York. The Brockport students and professors are conducting health education campaigns in partnership with our promotoras (community health workers) in the mountain communities of T’astayoc, Rumira Sondormayo, and Huilloc. They will also participate in a health…

SVH promotoras teach first aid skills to Inca Trail porters

The Sacred Valley Health staff want to express our gratitude to the volunteers from SUNY Brockport and SUNY Buffalo for their work earlier this month on 3 one-day health campaigns in Ollantaytambo and surrounding communities. These campaigns were aimed at developing health knowledge and improving wellbeing among porters who work on the Inca Trail. These…