Help Peruvian TB Patients Start Microbusinesses

 
$5,985
$4,015
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Help Peruvian TB Patients Start Microbusinesses

Help Peruvian TB Patients Start Microbusinesses
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Angela - MDR-TB

Angela - MDR-TB
Angela is a 29-year-old patient who has contracted TB for the second time after struggles with anorexia weakened her immune system. Now that she is sick, she's lost her job and can't support her son. (view small | med | large | orig)

Ventanilla - Patient's Home

Ventanilla - Patient's Home
An example of a fairly typical home in Ventanilla, one of the poorest regions of Lima. Families live in overcrowded conditions in these poorly ventilated homes, putting them at great risk of TB. (view small | med | large | orig)

Treatment Regimen - MDR-TB

Treatment Regimen - MDR-TB
Cases of multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB have been increasing alarmingly in Peru. Patients have to be on up to 11 different medications in the first 6 months of treatment, which many fail to complete. (view small | med | large | orig)

Health Center - Centro de Salud Mi Peru

Health Center - Centro de Salud Mi Peru
A typical example of a health center in Ventanilla, Peru. Unfortunately, such a center only has a very limited TB unit, which until recently would have been more of a storage closet than a facility. (view small | med | large | orig)

Educational Seminars

Educational Seminars
One of the aims of GlobeMed at UChicago is to empower patients to take control of their own futures. ASPAT and GlobeMed work together to make sure patients receive basic educations about TB. (view small | med | large | orig)

Patients at Seminar

Patients at Seminar
Patients take the opportunities provided them very seriously. Although many are still in treatment and may feel ill, they take the time to educate themselves on nutrition, prevention, and TB safety. (view small | med | large | orig)

Local Coordinator

Local Coordinator
The TB patients themselves play a large role in their recovery. GlobeMed and ASPAT encourage them to form communities led by patient volunteers, who encourage and support each other. (view small | med | large | orig)

Cindy with Health Worker from Centro Mi Peru

Cindy with Health Worker from Centro Mi Peru
Cindy, one of our co-presidents, on the ground during a visit to Centro Mi Peru, which services some of the poorest areas of Callao. (view small | med | large | orig)

Cristhian, a participant in the program

Cristhian, a participant in the program
Photo from Progress Report 'Success! Microbusinesses Funded' (view small | med | large | orig)

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Project Leader

Amanda Wiesler

Chicago, Illinois United States

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