GlobeMed at Cornell partners with CEPAIPA to provide health care and peer health education to the community of Guayaquil, Ecuador.
GlobeMed at Cornell and CEPAIPA have collaboratively developed a project, which consists of three components, to address a few prominent issues within the community.
1. CEPAIPA Awareness Campaign: an awareness campaign led by CEPAIPA to advertise and promote the work and services of the organization throughout the greater community
2. Community Health Education Program:
a. Teenage Girl Empowerment (youth health promoter training):train 25 teenage girls to deliver a health education curriculum to 75 younger girls (each trainee will be partnered with 3 younger girls to mentor)
b. Community Health Forums: a series of eight public health forums led by CEPAIPA's staff and local community leaders. Topics will include nutrition, physical health, HIV/STD prevention, mental health, maternal health, drugs/alcohol abuse.
3. Income-Generation Program: 25 teenage girls (youth health promoters) and 75 younger mentees will be provided the training and materials for craft/jewelry making. The project will serve to empower the girls financially and will support other community-building activities.
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