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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Río de Agua Viva - Que Hicimos (What We Did)

The goal of the Río de Agua Viva team was education, education, education.  Our first of three goals was to work with the AHMEN-SIFAT community agents of the Jutiapa and Belaire region of Honduras.  About 70% of the future CAs of ASI-Jutiapa are already practicing health officials, and the rest are training to be greater health advocates for their respective communities.  Less than half had already fully committed to the program, and our job as a team was to given them a "taste" of what they would learn over the next three years.

Dr. Tom Camp and Dr. David Jones with Shane Cooper leading HIV/AIDS Awareness talks at ASI-Belaire

Mayor of Jutiapa, Dr. Noe Guardado Rivera, was not present at his clinic the days we were there, but he agreed to let our team volunteer. When our team arrived at the clinic on the first day, the clinic staff imagined they were seeing a medical brigade.  What they got was something completely different.

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