RCN Radio
January 25, 2023

The population of El Tambo, Cauca, will receive 6 voluntary health campaigns: 590 people will be attended to

From January 27th to the 29th of the same month, the population of El Tambo, Cauca, will benefit from receiving free health services as a result of the alliance between the Civil Air Patrol of Colombia (PAC), Johnson & Johnson, and the A-kasa Foundation.

Close to 595 people in vulnerable conditions and victims of violence will be able to attend medical-surgical health brigades (specialized procedures) through the following services: gynecological consultations, family planning implants, general ultrasounds, and tubal ligation surgeries, which are financed by Johanniter and BMZ under the project "Human rights, prevention of gender-based violence, and inclusion of people with disabilities in priority rural areas of Colombia and Venezuela."

With this partnership, in effect until 2024, more than 250 people have benefited, and 687 services have been provided, including 212 specialized medical consultations, 52 gynecological surgeries (Pomeroy), insertion of 146 contraceptive implants, and the donation of 248 medical treatments.

"With this A-kasa Foundation project, different strategic actions are being carried out in more than 30 territories of Colombia and Venezuela, where we seek the strengthening and development of communities. To achieve this, we work with different actors and allies, with whom we carry out these health brigades as a complementary action within a much broader social intervention, which involves activating people with disabilities, their families, leaders, health professionals, the educational community, and decision-makers, to achieve a truly inclusive society," said Paola Nieto, project coordinator.

According to DANE reports, the municipality has a multidimensional poverty measure of 46%, and 4.7% live in conditions of extreme poverty. That is why through this alliance, optometry, dermatology, general surgeries, and ophthalmology services will be provided.

"We believe that everyone should have access to quality health care. Therefore, today we celebrate this alliance that allows us to bring visual health brigades to the most needy territories of the country (...) It is an honor to thank all the volunteers and workers who made this health day possible," said Carlo Borelly, Global Community Impact (GCI) leader.


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