One-third of people in destination country do not have access to healthcare. Thirty-four percent of the population has a long-term chronic illness, yet only half of receive treatment. There is a need among residents, specifically impoverished and rural, for resources and education on health and wellness. This ASB team will work alongside a non-profit organization, whose mission is to educate and empower rural and impoverished people of the country and to provide access to adequate healthcare. Leading up to the trip, the team will focus on the unique culture of the area as well as the health needs. In addition to learning about the problems, we will learn how to tackle the health issues with medication and healing practices. While in this country, the team will learn the native language as well as spend time with the people of the rural villages. Activities will include presenting the information through health seminars and awareness campaigns.
11 Positions Filled | 15 Impacts | 540 Hours