Touching the Lives of Over 70,000 People
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 6,000 people each year.
Attention Medical Professionals and Students!
All medical expeditions for 2013 are still open to medical professionals!
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.
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.
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.
¡Soy Capaz! HIV / AIDS Campaign
¡Soy Capaz! is Amazon Promise's HIV-prevention, education, and patient care program. The motto, "¡Soy Capaz de protegerme de VIH/SIDA!" (I can protect myself from HIV/AIDS!) sends a strong, encouraging message to stop the epidemic of HIV/AIDS in the jungle regions of Peru, empowering each and every person to actively take charge of his/her life and share the responsibility for the health of the whole community.