Community Health Center
Community Health Centers are strategically located in the poorest areas surrounding the city of Huancayo. The health centers provide basic but essential health care to the under served. In addition, they organize public health campaigns which aim to teach people about preventable diseases. The idea is to help people to help themselves. Most Community Health Centers offer services in the following fields: general medicine, emergency care, obstetrics, pediatrics and dentistry. Usually they also have onsite pharmacies.
Volunteers with professional medical training (medical doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, emergency medical technicians) in their native countries are welcome to assist in the hands-on patient care. The clinics are often over run and understaffed so any extra help we can provide is very welcome.