714,670 patients served to date
In 2012, Coprodeli served 65,000 patients
in 95 mobile clinics.
Many Peruvians living in impoverished conditions do not have access to health care. Through Coprodeli’s Medical Centers, Coprodeli assists in preserving the physical and mental integrity of the poor by providing primary and emergency health care, dental care, and mental health outreach across 4 medical centers in Callao, Pachacutec, Chincha and Ica.
But just getting to the clinics themselves can be a prohibiting factor for many Peruvians living in poverty. Coprodeli's mobile medical outreach campaigns bring primary health care to outlying districts that lack access to health facilities.
EQUIPMENT & PERSONNEL
Each clinic is equipped with certified medical equipment and staffed by licensed doctors, physicians, psychologists, dentists, and/or therapists. The permanent staff in each Medical Center are Peruvians from the communities in which we work.
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The services offered at each Medical Center are tailored to the specific needs in each community. Examples include:
Chincha, one of the zones heavily destructed by the 2007 earthquake, experienced much devestation and physical trama. Today, many survivors live on with long-term or chronic injuries as a result. The Chincha Medical Center therefore is equipped with intregrative medical, psychological, and physical therapy services to cater specifically to these people.
Callao, a port city that epitomizes urban poverty, has a high rate of mental illness. Our Callao Mental Health Center utilizes a holistic approach to treat the patients – individual and group therapy, medication prescription and monitoring, hobby and job-skill development, socialization activities, and community sensitivity outreach to put an end to the high stigmatization of mental illness.
“Health is a state of total well-being – physical, mental, and social – and not only the absence of discomfort and disease.”
-World Health Organization
GOING ABOVE & BEYOND
Coprodeli understands that integrative, holistic healthcare is a key to the strategy in the fight against poverty. Because of this, Coprodeli uses a model with our healthcare programs so that each patient will be able to work with complementary services. For example, perhaps, due to the great earthquake of 2007, an individual was physically injured, traumatized, and previously, suffered from malnutrition. With one of Coprodeli's Medical Centers, the patient could go in for physical therapy, psychology, and nutrition all at the same time.
In other words, Coprodeli truly treats the whole person through a bio-psycho-social health approach.
Coprodeli's work does not stop at the Medical Centers. In Pachacutec, for example, Coprodeli has mobilized 11 women's 'health' clubs, which seek to address the psycological and social aspects of health. These clubs range from dealing with domestic violence, to engaging in new hobbys, to 'friendship' - for many women, this is one of the few outlets available outside of the home.