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

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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

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, Summer 2007

Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca

the application
The Application

Travel application : October 3rd

Visit our website to download the application:

Please send your travel application to:

[email protected]

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