Project Suyana Peru Humanitarian Aid Trip

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					      Project Suyana
Peru Humanitarian Aid Trip
                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
      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
 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
• 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
•       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
• 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
Capital Folklorica de Peru
Hospital Regional de Puno
The People
           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!