In the isolated and war-torn Chocó region of Colombia, Concern America’s community-centered health program trains Afro-Colombian and Indigenous community members to provide primary health care services to 20,000 people previously without access to such services. This innovative and successful model engages the most valuable resource in every village: the people themselves. With a depth of knowledge, skills, and ability to provide health care comparable to the work of nurse practitioners in the U.S, Concern America's trained Practitioners are able to successfully meet 80% of the community’s health care needs.
Funds received from the 2018 Pedal for Peace Bike-a-thon will help cover expenses related to the health courses, Teaching Clinic, and community visits, led by the team of advanced Practitioners, as well as visits from Advanced Practitioners from Guatemala.
Your support makes a difference!
- $50- cost of keeping a community health clinic open for a day
- $100- cost of clean water for someone for 15-20 years
- $250- cost of one year of training for a community health provider