Health Care

The aim of the health project, which was started in 2010, is to improve the health situation in the mangrove communities. A course supported by ACTION MEDEOR involved the training of health promoters in the communities of Puerto Libertad, Cerrito de los Morreños and Santa Rosa by an Ecuadorian doctor. In addition to specific health measures and treatment options, one focus here was primarily on prevention. Residents of the mangrove communities were to be trained to become medically qualified specialists, taking into account traditional knowledge of curative medicine - an important achievement in villages where there is mostly no doctor. The Promotores de Salud form the health committee, today this committee partly takes over other tasks in the community, e.g. concerning the waste issue.