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Project Suyana Peru Humanitarian Aid Trip. Who We Are. A diverse, student-led, non-profit organization

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Project suyana peru humanitarian aid trip

Project Suyana Peru Humanitarian Aid Trip

Who we are

Who We Are

A diverse, student-led, non-profit organization

Project Suyana aims to assimilate students from all areas of the undergraduate and graduate colleges who share a deeply rooted interest in medicine and global health care. Students will collaborate throughout the 2007-2008 school year to attain the appropriate financial and medical resources that would assist in the project’s success while gaining a first hand experience in global health.

Maternal health in need

Maternal Health in Need

  • Infant death rate: 53.1 of every 1000 live births

  • Maternal death rate: 200 of every 100,000 births

    -World Health Organization, Peru

  • In the capital, Lima, Peru there are approximately 12-15 physicians per 10,000 inhabitants.

  • In Puno, Peru, approximately 4-6 physicians are available per 10,000 inhabitants.

    -Ministry of Health, Puno Peru 2006

Puno peru

Puno, Peru

Descriptive statistics for healthcare and birth outcomes

Descriptive Statistics for Healthcare and Birth Outcomes

Statistic 1996 DHS

Average # antenatal visits 3.48 (3.63)

Share of births at home (%) 54.9

Source: The World Bank Economic Review, 2005 19(2):203-223

Long term project goals

Long Term Project Goals

  • Construction of Casa de Espera – make it an affiliate branch of the Central Hospital.

  • Create a long standing Public Health Awareness program that could be utilized by local public and social workers in both urban and rural regions of Puno.

  • Establish a stronger English curriculum within local public schools and orphanages.

Trip overview

Trip Overview

  • Set up a week long free health clinic screening

    • Connection to land and population

    • The sky is the limit!

  • Health screening in rural Puno

  • Distribution of year-round clinical supply collection

  • Rounding with physicians

    • Surgery (abdominal, trauma, urology, thoracic)

    • Pediatrics (neonatology)

    • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    • Emergency and Family Medicine

  • Also available in the summer:

    • Public health programs

    • English education for grade-school

      students and hospital staff

Trip facts and stats

Trip Facts and Stats

  • Time

    • Spring break: February 22nd – March 2nd

    • Summer break: June 26th – July 24th

  • Costs (based on previous trip to Puno)

    • $700 airfare

    • $10/day room and board

    • $5/day food

  • Local languages

    • Castellano Spanish (proficiency required by trip time)

    • Aymara

Project suyana peru humanitarian aid trip

Project Suyana, Summer 2007

Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca

Capital folklorica de peru

Capital Folklorica de Peru

Hospital regional de puno

Hospital Regional de Puno

The people

The People

The application

The Application

Travel application : October 3rd

Visit our website to download the application:

Please send your travel application to:

An informal interview process will take place after submission of applications.

Muchas gracias hasta pronto

Muchas Gracias! Hasta Pronto!

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