According to the Peruvian College of Physicians the recommended doctor to citizen ratio is 10:10,000. Loreto is only able to achieve a ratio of 4.7:10,000. Due to the extreme isolation of the communities of Loreto rural patients simply suffer from illness because they do not have the time or the money to seek medical attention—if the patient cannot afford a motorized boat ride to a clinic it can take days, weeks, or months to travel by canoe to reach medical care. We at CGCHealth are working towards bringing sustainable health care to communities of the Amazon.
When speaking with the leaders of communities in the Amazon we at CGCHealth were told that the greatest obstacle keeping them from reaching the future their communities desired was their health. So we at CGCHealth decided to listen.
We bring culturally sensitive medicine to communities who receive little to no healthcare. We offer medicine from doctors educated in Peru, volunteer doctors from the United States, and the attention of a traditionally educated natural healer. We understand that medicine comes in many different forms and it is important to us that the patients maintain an autonomous decision about their healthcare. The clinics that we operate also offer the clean water health educational program so that those who are suffering from an illness related to contaminated water will have access to clean drinking water. We hope to expand our medical projects so that we can meet the goals of communities of the Amazon.