Another Month, Another Promotora Training Course!

After a few busy weeks of planning, Sacred Valley Health recently held its second training session in the high Andes. As in September, SVH invited local trainer/nurse Ascención to facilitate the course, which focused on a more intensive exposure to CPR and indicators of grave illness.  The promotoras were eager to learn and demonstrated their…

Learning Tricks of the CHW Trade

Recently we have been getting out of our hiking boots and Patagonia pull-overs and into skirts and button-up shirts to attend meetings with various organizations in the Sacred Valley who are doing similar work. We hope to learn as much as possible about the implementation of community health worker (CHW) programs during these early stages of program implementation, so as…

Meet Some of Our New Promotoras!

As a returning volunteer from last summer and here in Ollantaytambo for only a short time, I have had the pleasure and privilege of helping launch the new promotora (community health worker) program. Many communities around Ollanta have either already selected women to go through the 12 month training to become a health worker in…