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HEALTH PROMOTER TRAINING IN RURAL BOLIVIA

Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary club just completed DCG9 to purchase medical equipment for the Community Health Kits used by Health Promoters in their rural Bolivian communities.

In Bolivia, a Health Promoter can deliver babies, treat common illnesses, attend to common injuries, and perform counseling. Fifty-eight Promoters are being trained by Etta Projects in Bolivia under a Rotary Foundation Global Grant ($41,800) for the first year of training. The first-year training program is almost complete. The second year of training has started. It is fully funded separately by private donations, Rotary Club direct contributions, and two district community grants, one from District 5030 and DCG 9 from District 5020. DCG 9 supplied $7000 of the total funding for the second year of training ($33,000).

The photos show the community health kits and some health promoters who will use them in their local communities once they have completed the training. Etta Projects has been a reliable partner for global and district grants over the past 20 years. Sustainability is achieved by having the Health Promoters charge a minimal fee for service rendered. This fee helps to keep the Medical kits resupplied.

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