All of the students passed their practicum exam with flying colors! Part of the exam includes demonstrating proper CPR skills as you can see here. The whole group helped by chanting out how many compressions then the rescue breathing. Each student had to assess the patient, properly position them, check the airways and then they began the resuscitation.
Our latest project launch near Cerro de Ortega in the Muncipio of Tecoman, Colima, Mexico marks several historic events for our small organization! We now have over 200 Community Health Workers (Promotores) and 17 of them are men! Before this graduating class, we had 186 female and 1 male Promotores. We are super proud of this distinguished class, since nearly all of them are farm laborers and worked a full day, starting very early in the morning, then spent mid afternoon till late at night taking their training course. ALL passed their examinations with flying colors!
Thank you Dra. Nina Castro and Dr. Roberto Martinez and our friends at PMC (Programa de Medicina en la Comunidad) for your hard work and dedication!
The residents of Villa de Allende in the State of Mexico have gathered to greet us and see the location for our next site for UPS’ Casa de Salud. The beautiful town rests on the side of a mountain. The residents, who don’t see a lot of strangers, turned out for our event.
Our Community Health Workers (Promotores) get plenty of hands on practice during their world-class training program, provided by UAG’s Programa de Medicina en la Comunidad (Community Medicine Program). Above, you see the Promotores practicing their skills with syringes and setting up IVs. All of them must master these skills before they are given a diploma and medical kit. All of the graduates of our recent project in Cihuatlan passed with flying colors!
We had a great meeting with Jorge Garibay, General Manager at the Grand Bay Hotel-Isla Navidad Resort. From left to right, Laura Libman (Tia Foundation) with Dr. Roberto Martinez, Dr. Francisco Enrique Castenada Rico and Dr. Enrique Castenada all from UAG‘s Programa de Medicina en la Communidad, made the trip to Barra de Navidad to make plans for the next project launch nearby. Part of a world class medical program, these doctors will lead a brigade of 30-40 medical students and professors who provide the incredibly comprehensive training the fortunate Tia Promotoras receive.
Lic. Garibay and our friends at the Isla Navidad Resort are providing us with much needed space and volunteers. Jorge Garibay is also helping us coordinate with the local municipality and community organizations. The project will be held the week of March 19th and the graduation on Friday, March 23rd. Some of our donors plan to be guests at this luxury resort while they attend the graduation ceremony and stay for a relaxing short vacation afterward.
Stay tuned! More details to come…