Global Health Peru

Global Health & Mountain Medicine Seminar 

4 days of Medical Spanish, Mountain Medicine & Global Health 

” You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you”

 ~ John Bunyan

EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS

Join us in Peru for a

Global Health & Multi-Sport Travel Adventure

This trip combines a 4 day Global Health & Mountain Medicine seminar with a 9 day Multi-Sport Adventure Tour.

4 Day Global Health & Mountain Medicine Seminar

Program is in collaboration with Sacred Valley Health, Ollantaytambo, PERU

Macchi Picchu

 

– Participate in Mountain Medicine Skills workshops

– Review key phrases and symptoms in Medical Spanish

– Learn traditional uses for herbs and plants in the Andes

– Work side by side local community health professionals during a mountain health campaign

– Attend workshops and discussions on Global Health & Travel Medicine

*** Nurses get 20 CEs for this course

 

Learn More HERE

 

 

About the Global Health & Mountain Medical Field Seminar

This year, MedTreks is collaborating with Sacred Valley Health in Peru, a non-profic, global health organization doing incredible work with the indigenous cultures in the highlands of Peru. Using a model that MedTreks aligns with, known as Train-The-Trainer, this organization specifically focuses on training community health workers or “Prometoras” to help improve the health of the communities living in the high mountain villages.

We have created a collaborative seminar with them combinging Medical Spanish Review, Global Health & Mountain Medicine lectures mixed in with hands on Wilderness Medicine skills workshops. There will also be a healthcare outreach event held in the higher mountain region where MedTreks will help conduct a health campaign.

Working side-by-side the local “Promotoras” or community health workers, our MedTreks teams will have an authentic service learning experience-sharing knowledge and collaborating in the global health arena.

***Nurses get 20 CEs for this course.

Sacred Valley Health

 

About Sacred Valley Health

Improving Health through Education, Access, and Empowerment

Sacred Valley Health was formed in early 2012 to improve health care access and equity in Peru’s Sacred Valley. With a dedicated staff and a team of volunteers, we recruit, train, and support community health workers (​promotoras de salud)​ who work in their home communities.

The Need.

The remote indigenous communities of the Ollantaytambo District are medically underserved for a variety of reasons. Rural communities l​ack access to primary medical care​ as a result of geographic isolation, poor road conditions, and irregular transportation. Poor socioeconomic conditions, malnutrition, lack of basic services, and poor education further worsen health outcomes.

The mission of Sacred Valley Health is to promote health in underserved rural communities of Peru’s Sacred Valley though our pillars of work:​ ​Access, Education, and Empowerment.

 

Field Seminar Includes:

8 Hrs of Medical Spanish taught by Sacred Valley Health

8 hrs of Wilderness Medicine taught by Sacred Valley Health

10 hrs of Global Health/Mountain medicine workshops taught by MedTreks faculty

1/2 day health campaign

MedTreks T-shirt

Certificate of Course Completion

Global Health Topics include: Mountain Medicine skills in remote settings, Medicinal plants and their traditional uses in teh Andes, Sustainable Humanitarian Medicine, Traveling & Staying Healthy Abroad. 

 

DETAILS

DATES:

April 27th-May 1st, 2020

Includes all lodging, all meals, all ground transportation, all instruction/lectures/workshops, nursing CEs, T-shirt, course materials, donation to Sacred Valley Health. 

Does not include: international airfare, domestic flight from Lima to Cusco and return, and items of personal nature such as tips, laundry, travel insurance and souvenirs.

Please Note: this trip is an extension trip to the 9 Day Multi-Sport & Cultural Tour. The combined course is from April 27th-May 9th, which includes the 9 day Cultural and Multi-Sport Tour of the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu.

HOW TO SIGN UP

A $500 non-refundable deposit is due at the time you sign up and this will secure your place on the trip. 

frequently asked questions

What distinguishes your programs from others?

Our programs were designed by world-class faculty who have had extensive experience in global health and international medicine.  MedTreks is partnering with Rasori Expeditions for this Global Health Seminar in Peru. Rasori Expeditions is known for offering high end, small group, international trips at a very good value. Over the years, Rasori expeditions has led over 500 individuals on international seminars and tours. 

Who will be the faculty on this course?

Faculty for the MedTreks Peru Course is: Dr. Phil and Ari Rasori, FNP. Dr. Rasori has been leading international medical CME trips all over the world for the past 30 years.  This spring, he is returning to Peru and the heart of the Inca Empire. During the 1990s, he led many field seminars to this area. Ari Rasori is the medical director of the MedTreks Kenya program and has been leading the MedTreks programs since their inception.

What is the Global Health Seminar?

Learn about the most important health topics facing Peru and Latin America in the beautiful Lake Titicaca region of Peru. Topics include Global Health in the 21st century, Key concepts for Humanitarian Medicine, Sustainable Medicine in Resource-Limited Limited Regions, Child-Maternal Health Core Concepts and Tips and Tools on Self-care for Healthcare.

What is your program model?

We are working to build healthcare capacity and create fun & engaging professional development for medical providers around the world. We provide opportunities for medical professionals to collaborate in cross-cultural settings. Our trips provide opportunities for networking in the Global Health arena while offering high-yield skills that professionals can use to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere.

If you are interested in working hands-on to share your skills with health professionals, please check out our MedTreks Kenya program.

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