Because of stark health needs, after starting a Bible study and organizing Health Promoters, we set up a Medical Post to confront malnutrition and disease, to alleviate suffering and to demonstrate God’s unconditional love to the multitudes and lead people to Christ.
In 2019, we were able to transfer the administration of the Medical Clinic to all Peruvian leadership.
Currently, the medical post receives patients from an area with a concentration of 45,000 people who live in poverty or extreme poverty. Tons of garbage still exists about 1½ meter below ground and in some areas toxic gases seep through the soil. Medical needs are varied and proper diagnoses are imperative.
The Medical Post staff attend to patients with TB, hepatitis, typhoid, cancers, epilepsy, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, HTLV-1 and a wide variety of bronchial, digestive, urinary tract, asthmatic, and skin infections. Parasitical, Amoebic and gastro-intestinal infections are commonplace; as are fungal infections. Emergencies include cuts, burns, bites, heart attacks, asthmatic attacks, severe allergic reactions, strokes, insulin shock, migraines, lack of oxygen, etc.