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Community Health Workers in Peru's Sacred Valley


Sacred Valley Health/Ayni Wasi is a small, young NGO located in Peru's Sacred Valley that runs a community health worker program in high altitude rural communities throughout the valley. Ayni Wasi, which means "house of reciprocity" in the local dialect of Quechua, provides monthly trainings to a group of 10 promotoras de salud (promotors of health) to empower them with the knowledge and skills to identify and treat common health problems including simple cuts, dog bites, cough and diarrhea.

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