Ancestral Medicine and Modern Medicine Care Center (CASAMA)
Keywords:Delivery of Health Care, Indigenous Peoples, Medicine, Traditional, Community, Health Workers
The condition of vulnerability that falls on the indigenous population has led it to be currently at risk. One of the causes of this risk that the communities are facing today, is the high burden of communicable diseases with limited access to an adequate health service. Our main objective is to create a Center based on the exchange of knowledge between traditional medicine and modern medicine, we seek to guarantee greater social inclusion, offering the possibility of greater access to health services. For the development of the project three work phases have been proposed: approach and adaptation, care phase and legal transfer to beneficiaries and those who will ultimately oversee its administration and general operation. We are now on the first phase. We have begun by building a main “Tambo” where patients will be evaluated by previously trained indigenous leaders. It is intended to be a self-sustaining project, carefully designed to meet the requirements necessary for the basic provision of low-complexity health services. We are more concerned with the prevention of the disease than with its subsequent treatment, giving the community tools for self-care, management, and promotion.
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