Fundación del Valle participates actively in 'Sembrando Salud' project which stems from the drive of a group of persons with knowledge of the track record in Bolivia and Kenya of Fátima López Martínez.
Projects in PROGRESS (2010-2012)
Training of Community Agents responsible for the detection, monitoring and evaluation of those affected by tropical diseases through a network organization
- Local Partner: SEMBRANDO SALUD BRASIL
- Number of Direct Beneficiaries: 40 Agents
- No. of Indirect beneficiaries: 1,750 people vaccinated
- Financing: private donors
- Amount financed: € 60,000
What does the project involve?
The aim of the project carried out by 'Sembrando Salud' is to train Community Health Workers to become a local health benchmark and to be in charged with detecting, monitoring and evaluating the tropical diseases through a network organization. The project is looking for performing a search of the most affected areas and a better recognition of the target population, in order to analyze with them the existing needs. Also it is necesary to elaborate a map health and to facilitate an access to the most affected areas in order to promote the proper implementation of the project.
The implementation of the project is divided into three phases: identification, training and extension and monitoring.
For more information about the project, go to Sembrando Salud website.
SOCIAL IMPACT: TESTIMONY OF FATIMA LOPEZ
In March 2011 began the Education and Training in Tropical Medicine of 44 Health Community Agents in communities of Tupaninha, PA Panelon, PAE Panelon Sao Francisco, Capoerinha, Santa Luzia, Sao Francisco de Taboca, Brazil, Santa Perpetuo Socorro and Sao Jose de Mamori.
From the beginning, there is a group of people very committed to learn and become a benchmark of health. The interest will maintain the continuity of the project and expand their horizons to other municipalities as Presidente Figueredo, Borba or Nova Linda, among others.
To celebrate our first year, we have prepared and posted on youtube a video about our work in Careiro Castanho.