Tia is fortunate to have Dr. Julio join us in villages near Ojuelos. Dr. Julio accompanied us to Sayula for our promotora (community health worker) training there in March. The photo above shows him demonstrating each of the items in the medical kits for the promotoras. Dr. Julio and the others wearing blue vests are all from the Programa de Medicina de la Comunidad (PMC) (Community Medicine Program) at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (UAG).
A brigade of 25 medical students, professors and doctors left Sunday afternoon for the long drive to Ojuelos. Laura, Paty and her sister Monica brought the supplies for the medical kits and food for the trip. UAG’s PMC Program is generously supplying much needed medicine and lab tests for the communities. The whole brigade will be sleeping and eating with the communities, a testament to their dedication.
Keep checking back for more Notes from the Field coming over the next week!