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El Proyecto Acupuntura del Pueblo

by The Global Acupuncture Project
El Proyecto Acupuntura del Pueblo
El Proyecto Acupuntura del Pueblo
El Proyecto Acupuntura del Pueblo
El Proyecto Acupuntura del Pueblo
El Proyecto Acupuntura del Pueblo
El Proyecto Acupuntura del Pueblo
El Proyecto Acupuntura del Pueblo
El Proyecto Acupuntura del Pueblo

Summary

The state of Oaxaca is one the poorest regions in Mexico, with the average daily income less than half of the national average. Oaxaca faces challenges in literacy, sanitation, unemployment, and access to healthcare services. El Proyecto will train local Health Promoters so that residents of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca and surrounding areas gain access to and benefit from culturally-sensitive and affordable acupuncture.

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Challenge

With all the richness in culture, the state of Oaxaca faces challenges in literacy, sanitation, unemployment, and access to healthcare. Indigenous communities in Mexico have an infant mortality rate that is 58 percent higher, a life expectancy five years lower than the national average, and there and there is only one hospital bed per every 1,000 residents. This severely stretched health infrastructure underscores the need for less expensive, more community-based network of healthcare providers

Solution

The Global Acupuncture Project (GAP) encourages community empowerment and wellness by training local health promoters to use simple, effective acupuncture protocols. Treatments, as provided by the Trainees, serve to reduce pain and suffering and improve quality of life. GAP works with local governmental and nongovernmental agencies and health-care facilities to improve access to and effectiveness of care through collaboration with Western and traditional health-care modalities.

Long-Term Impact

Overall objective: Empower residents of Tehuantepec and surrounding areas to live healthy, prosperous, autonomous lives by improving access to culturally-sensitive, integrated acupuncture education, care and support in the communities where they live. Specific objectives are: 1. Teach 25 participants basic acupuncture skills through three one-week training sessions 2. Increase access to effective, affordable acupuncture at community and city levels, providing 3,000 treatments per year

Resources

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Organization Information

The Global Acupuncture Project

Location: Brookline, MA - USA
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The Global Acupuncture Project
Richard Mandell
Project Leader:
Richard Mandell
Brookline, MA United States

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