Putting Skills to Use Already


After learning how to take vitals, many of the Promotoras volunteered to help with the free consultations being offered in the communities.  The woman on the left with the stethoscope, is being guided by one of our UVM brigade members.  She won’t be graduating till late on Friday, but already she has mastered CPR, injections and IV setups.  Today, she’ll be learning how to use her glucometer, first aid for cuts, burns and other injuries.  Usually, we train around 25 Promotoras, of whom 20 are chosen by their neighbors, the rest are volunteers who just want to learn and help.  This time we have over 60!

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The Tia Foundation is a small, Arizona-based NGO dedicated to driving sustainable health solutions in rural Mexico.

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