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…

Sacred Valley Health’s Data Collection Project – The Second Day

Our second round of data collection in late December brought the support of the Apu/weather Gods. Dressed for rain, we had a delightful day of cloudy weather with intermittent sun.  Adding to our luck was the help of a visiting Quechua-speaking nurse, and our two Yanamayo promotoras, allowing us to split into three groups. It was an efficient…