Overcoming doubts about vaccinations

A few days ago, I was speaking to a young mother at the restaurant she owns in Ollantaytambo. Her new baby is four months old and had just received her second Rotavirus vaccination. The mother told me that the baby was irritable after receiving the immunization, which was out of character for her. “Maybe it’s…

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…

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…

Filling in Holes

After saying goodbye to the promotoras (community health workers) who had participated in the Leadership Training Workshop sessions, my colleagues and I talked about the transformation we had seen. Even the most reserved, mild-mannered promotoras were projecting confidence and inner strength. I was amazed at how far they have come. And then I looked inward,…

¡Nuestros Empleados Nuevos!

Sacred Valley Health/ Ayni Wasi* is pleased to welcome six new staff members to the team this month.  From recent college grads to medical students to experienced public health professionals, they are a diverse and well-qualified group. While each of our new members has a different role within the organization, they have all come together with…