The guys in the white lab coats from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara‘s PMC (Programa de Medicina en la Comunidad) are the ones who provide the world-class training our Promotores receive. Our hard working training partner not only dedicate 40+ hours of instruction during the week of a Tia project, but they also provide much needed health care and medicines to the poor Mexicans living in the rural project area. A very long week indeed for our PMC brigade! Our Promotores learn through traditional instruction (shown above) as well as hands-on training.
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Dr. Roberto Martinez, Dra. Nina Castro and our friends at PMC, who have been our most valuable partner for over 8 years!
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!