Attention Medical Professionals and Students - Expedition Dates!
We are only taking applications for the October 2016 medical expedition.
OPEN TO ALL MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS, MEDICAL, PA AND NURSING STUDENTS!
These are the remaining 2016 rotations:
July 16 - Aug. 6 (FULL)
October 8 - 29 (OPEN)
Amazon Promise treats 4,569 people in 2015
Despite the challenges of funding, logistics, and an unpredictable environment, Amazon Promise diagnosed and treated over 4,569 people in 2015; reaching those too poor to afford even government-subsidized medical care. In addition, Amazon Promise continues its cervical cancer screening and treatment program to confront an astonishing 22% incidence rate of women in urban areas who present with cervical pre-cancerous cells requiring cryotherapy treatment.
Furthermore, as part of its commitment to improve the general health and living conditions of the poor, Amazon Promise is continuing its collaboration with Engineers Without Borders to install rainwater catchment systems and with Toilets for People to provide composting toilets in areas surrounded by open sewage. Make a donation today to help us continue providing these life-saving programs!
Amazon Promise Spring 2016 Newsletter is here!
April 10th, 2016. IT'S OUT! The Spring 2016 Newsletter! Catch up on Amazon Promise's activities made possible through the time and financial support of our donor and volunteer community.
Read inspiring patient stories, compelling volunteer experiences, updates on our special projects, beautiful photos and more! Please read and share with your friends, and as always, spread the word of the great work that Amazon Promise does with the help of its volunteers and donors. Click on the Newsletter section above to see past updates!
Support Our Ongoing Work in Belen
Located adjacent to Iquitos, Belén is a sprawling river community of some 74,000 people who lack the most basic amenities required for human health. Outdoor defecation, piles of rotting trash and drinking water contamination are rife. Most children are malnourished. Living conditions are beyond comprehension. The prevalence of many diseases is extremely high. Maternal and infant mortality rates are also high.
Health Education, Prevention and Intervention
¡Soy Capaz! is Amazon Promise's HIV-prevention, education, and patient care program that also includes education about other infectious diseases, domestic violence, women's rights, and environmental protection. The motto, "¡Soy Capaz de protegerme!" (I can protect myself) sends a strong, encouraging message, empowering each and every person to actively take charge of his/her life and share the responsibility for the health of their community and environment.
Touching the Lives of thousands in need!
Amazon Promise is a U.S.-based, non-profit organization founded to provide desperately needed medical and dental care to remote populations living in the Upper Amazon Basin of Northeastern Peru. Our Peruvian operations are headquartered in the jungle city of Iquitos where we provide medical services and education to its residents and neighboring Belen. Additionally, since 1993 we have conducted routine medical outreach, training, and education in 40 remote villages. Our volunteers form the backbone of our organization. Both medical, dental and non-medical volunteers work alongside our seasoned American and Peruvian staff to serve the needs of over 5,000 people each year.
Join us for an unforgettable experience!
Dentistry is an important part of Amazon Promise’s work in Peru. We're always looking for dentists and dental students to join our Promise Expeditions.
During our health campaigns and clinics in indigenous and river villages of the Peruvian Amazon, Amazon Promise offers treatments to patients that combine western and traditional medicine. We explain and orient our patients in the use of medicinal plants.