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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

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:

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