GlobeMed at Vanderbilt partners with Dios es Amor in Las Antillas, Peru to support community health and advocacy efforts.
Who We Are // GlobeMed at Vanderbilt
Founded in 2010, GlobeMed at Vanderbilt is one of 50 GlobeMed chapters working to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world. We partner with Dios es Amor in la Tablada de Lurin and Paracas, Peru. Together, we work to improve the health, education and nutrition of marginalized communities through a rights-based approach.
Our Partner // Dios es Amor
Dios es Amor is a community-based NGO based in Lima, Peru that has become an incredible model of effective community-centered grassroots health organizing. Their areas of focus include health, education and nutrition. Staffed by health promoters and nurses from the community, Dios es Amor implements several initiatives throughout La Tablada de Lurin and other cities in Peruu including recycling programs, education forums for elderly patients and adults, after school tutoring in conjunction with meal programs for youth in the area, and a home for boys in the community.
Our Project // $10,000 to provide primary care in Las Antillas, Peru
A more recent part of Dios Es Amor's work includes the development of health campaigns and a health promotion program in the community of Las Antillas de Paracas. In 2007, a large-scale earthquake and subsequent tsunami off the coast of Peru destroyed many communities in the Paracas region. This year GlobeMed at Vanderbilt aims to raise $10,000 to continue the construction of a basic healthcare clinic on an empty lot in Las Antillas that was given to Dios es Amor in order to sustain and bolster their impact. GlobeMed at Vanderbilt will also continue to fund existing monthly health campaigns to Las Antillas that provide the only source of consistent healthcare in the area.
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