Anita's Story

Timing is Everything: Anita’s Story

In Ucayali region of Peru, many small indigenous villages are far away from health care facilities such as hospitals or clinics. In some cases, it can take up to a day to reach a health post, and in emergency situations, these journeys prove to be too long for those in need of urgent care. Anita […]

Diana's Story

Giving Babies a Healthy Start: Diana’s Story

Diana Shane, a nurse-midwife from Colorado, volunteered at one of INMED’s maternity waiting homes in the Amazon rainforest. She shared her experiences and perspectives through a monthly journal. “Ever since nursing school,” she wrote, “I have considered volunteering in another part of the world where my knowledge and skills might be of some help to […]

Dina's Story

A Place to Stay Saves a Life: Dina’s Story

Dina, a pregnant mother of five, had never given birth in a health facility. She lives deep in Peru’s Amazon jungle, and all of her children were delivered at home—including one she delivered all by herself! Dina discovered INMED’s new maternity waiting home, or casa de espera, after hearing about it through a community outreach […]

Rodrigo’s Story

Life-Saving Treatment Just in Time: Rodrigo’s Story

Poor sanitation, lack of access to clean water, and limited knowledge of good hygiene practices can cause unhealthy conditions where infection with intestinal parasitic worms is common. These parasites, in particular, sap vital nutrients, energy and appetite, and can ultimately stunt infected children’s growth and learning potential. Fortunately, treatment is simple and safe INMED and, […]

Hilda's Story

Saving Lives and Saving the Future: Hilda’s Story

In many developing countries, having a baby can come with various life-threatening risks. INMED’s Healthy Babies program in the Ucayali region of Peru focuses on addressing the causes of death and illness in childbirth. Their efforts range from helping women who are currently pregnant to supporting new mothers and their infants. In order to promote […]