Campaign cares for dozens in five hours

Taking blood pressure.

By Kiah Ford

Today was nothing short of amazing! We started our day with a pap campaign in a local market not far from CerviCusco. It was amazing to see how a group of 30 student nurses & med students with the help of our amazing faculty and three tables could transform a food stall into a clinic. For five hours we saw dozens of women (and some men too), checking blood pressure & blood glucose and performing pap smears. Another company actually partnered with us to provide rapid HIV & STI testing for the women as well! Those of us fluent in Spanish were able to help translate and make sure our patients understood their test results and recommend referrals. Today’s work was absolutely fulfilling and we all left with a sense of accomplishment and pride knowing that we were able to give our all to the local women of Cusco. We can’t wait to do it all again tomorrow!

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