This project will help to stabilize communities in Puerto Rico, after powerful hurricane Maria passed through the island on September, 2017. At least 200 individuals will receive preventive and/or primary medical care; 500 individuals will improve their personal hygiene and will be able to prevent conditions by disinfecting water and surfaces in their homes and outdoor spaces; and at least four (4) communities in San Juan will be organize to achieve their self-sufficiency to look for resources.
After hurricane Maria, there are still communities in San Juan with limited/no access to food, neither electricity or water to cook their meals. As utilities have been restored in some communities, some stability have been noticed in this regard. But, there are persons with limited/no access to health services. Cases of conjunctivitis and scabies, and others, have been identified. There are people with chronic conditions who are not able to follow up their treatment nor to purchase medications.
The project will make available clinical services to eight communities, to reduce the disparity in access to health services, and to prevent health conditions that have become present during the emergency. Services will be provided by a physician, nurse, drug counselor and psychologist. Health education will be provided on these conditions, how to prevent/treatment them, plus individual visits and health fairs. Prescriptions, OTC medicines and disinfecting materials will be provided for free.
* At least 200 individuals from 8 communities in San Juan will receive preventive/primary medical care, including nursing, drug counseling and psychology. * At least 500 individuals will improve their personal hygiene and will be able to prevent conditions by disinfecting water and surfaces in homes and outdoor spaces. * At least 2 of the 8 communities in San Juan will be organize in order to achieve their self-sufficiency to continue looking for resources and improve their quality of life.