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.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Medical Fund (on map Medical Post; there are sponsors for the medical fund)– Since transferring the administration of the Medical Post to Peruvian doctors and nurses, Peruvian Partners once again are focusing all their efforts to providing the needed funds for diagnoses, treatments and/or surgeries, which are unavailable to people in extreme poverty.
We work with a group of trained Health Promoters (women and/or men who have been in discipleship and are trained by medical professionals) to teach nutrition, hygiene, disease prevention, self-care, first aid, conflict resolution, self-esteem, parenting, communication skills, etc. to individuals or small groups. They are trained to identify critical situations and bring the individual(s) to the medical post or one of the small groups, so they can be treated for both physical and spiritual needs.
Jesus gives hope: Hope for the present and hope for the future. We have been blessed to see many families supernaturally transformed by His unconditional love.