A project of GlobeMed
GlobeMed at UChicago partners with ASPAT in Callao, Peru to improve access to high-quality TB education and care for the city's citizens
Who We Are // GlobeMed at UChicago
Founded in 2010, GlobeMed at UChicago is one of 50 GlobeMed chapters working to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world. We partner with ASPAT to advocate for high-quality TB education and care for the communities in and around Callao, Peru, and to accompany TB patients through their illness.
Our Partner // Association of People Affected by Tuberculosis (ASPAT) in Callao, Peru
ASPAT was founded 2007 by former TB patients in the northern neighborhood of Lima called Callao who recognized the need for increased support and education for people battling TB in Peru. Based on their own challenges fighting the disease with a lack of knowledge, as well as lack of support from their community and their government, ASPAT members organized to make sure the experiences they had while fighting TB would not be repeated. ASPAT's main areas of work include nutrition, education, prevention, promotion of rights and citizen participation, and increasing resources to help fight TB. Because TB has long been established as a disease of poverty, ASPAT also focuses on poverty alleviation projects throughout the community.
Our Projects // $10,000 to Help Peruvian Tuberculosis Patients Start Microbusinesses
GlobeMed at UChicago will work with its partner, ASPAT-Peru, to cull 15 promising patients from a group of 40 interviewees, based on criteria including:
These selected patients will be trained in business management and helped to develop micro-business plans. They will then receive seed funding to start up these businesses. Once they are launched, patients will continue receiving technical assistance and monitoring from the staff of ASPAT-Peru.