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Causes: International, International Development

Mission: Cesapu - centro de salud publica focuses on an integral, holistic approach to health and human development in a small, low-income peri-urban community. Led by two global health advocates, rosa sanchez, a nurse from peru, and katie baric, mph from the united states, and supported by a team of over two dozen local professionals, cesapu aims to tackle at the very core, in a very practical sense, some of the most common cultural, social, and emotional barriers to sdg #3: good health and wellbeing. Cesapu is a public health center that offers family medicine consultations and hosts health campaigns so that the most marginalized populations can receive access to quality health care and health education in a country with a weak health system. In addition to expanding healthcare access, we have established 5 community public health programs: zumba challenge, mother's knitting club, girls club, happy kids club, and creative boys club. We also focus on public health investigation and evaluation.

Programs: Public health campaigns and screenings that focus on disease prevention and health education. We hosted 32 specialized health campaigns in 2017 that benefitted 432 patients and employed over 20 doctors. The services include: pap smears, hemoglobin tests, glucose tests, dental fluoridation, chiropractic care, psychology consultations, blood pressure, height and weight, and more. Education topics focus on diarrheal disease, nutrition, exercise, osteoporosis, heart disease, hand washing and hygiene interventions, and more. Also included is vaccination campaigns where we vaccinated 108 individuals.

volunteer program - in 2017 we hosted 35 international volunteers to staff our health campaigns as well as give them an international, intercultural experience that will forever change their lives and their perspectives as they enter the professional field.

weekly health promotional programs that include: zumba class 3x per week ; recycling and environmental classes for kids, psychosocial development program for kids, creative and photography classes for kids, sexual and reproductive health education for 84 adolescent girls, teaching english for 60 children.

diaster relief - delivering 250 public health packets in march, april and may of 2017.

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Rosa B.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hands on Peru is an organization, which one has built the first public health community center in Peru!
Thay have developed effective programs to promote physical, mental and communal health.
The coolest thing is they have internships available during summer, winter and spring break 2018 and year round, which ones can be very benefit for all students for getting a global health field experience, knowledge, skills, and sensitivities.