Rural Health Access and Education

 
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Feb 14, 2012

Mobile Clinic News

The past couple of months have been very busy here at Awamaki Health!

In December, we ran our second mobile health clinic, and it was definitely a successful trip! Over the course of three days we treated 80 patients from three communities – Patacancha, Kelkanca, and Yanamayo. During this time we also continued to develop the monitoring and evaluation of our program by surveying 49 of these patients. From our surveys we learned that only 42% of our patients have electricity at home, and only 30% of our patients have running water. 71% of these patients say they have trouble accessing medical care when they need it.  

Currently we are gearing up for our next mobile health clinic, which will begin February 17. We will visit the same three communities, and hopefully provide care to many more individuals who are unable for reasons of economic, social, or geographical circumstance, to access the care offered in Ollantaytambo. The current rainy season has made the roads to these communities impassible by car, so we will be making this journey on foot.

Looking forward, at the end of February we will be hosting a group of 24 physicians and medical students who will able to make available more specialized services that the mobile clinic cannot typically offer.

Your generous support makes providing health care for these communities possible. We'll continue to keep you posted on our project, and don't hesitate to get in touch at health@awamaki.org if you have any questions! Thank you again for all of your support!

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Organization

Awamaki

Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru
http://www.awamaki.org/

Project Leader

Annie Millican

Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru

Where is this project located?

Peru   Health