PERU - Sacred Valley Region,Urubamba and Andean Villages
November 2019 / 14 Days, 13 Nights
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Peru healthcare collapsed during the 80's result of the hyperinflation and terrorism. Today, despite the measures that Peru made to make strides in their healthcare, vast differences still exist between middle-income and poor citizens. The infant mortality rates in Peru remain high considering its level of income. These rates go up significantly when discussing the poor. In general, Peru’s poorest citizens are subject to unhealthy environmental conditions, decreased access to health services, and typically have lower levels of education. Because of environmental issues such as poor sanitation and vector infestation, higher occurrences of communicable diseases are usually seen among such citizens.
We bring volunteers to this region with the objective to strengthen and improve health outcomes for people in the communities. Through health assessment, primary care and preventive education we strive to reduce the morbidity in the populations we serve. We work in collaboration with the Lama Pack Project, community schools in the region of Urubamba, and what ever existing local healthcare providers are available to the communities, providing as much support and training as possible.
Project Helping Hands has been providing primary healthcare and preventive education to more than 15.000 patients in the last 7 years. Our program is focus on providing medical/dental care and health education to local community members and community leaders.
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Team Leadership : More details coming soon
Peruvian Partner Organization: Llama Pack Project
The primary focus for this team is to provide general health care and health education services. We seek licensed health care professionals including but not limited.
All teams require a minimum donation. Volunteer to join our all-inclusive deployment or make a donation on our team donation page