Global Health Night at the Phillies!
On Tuesday night, September 20, over 650 CHOP staff and their friends and families attended Global Health Night at the Phillies. Even though the Phillies lost to the Washington Nationals, it was a fun game for all!
Former Global Health Fellow, Dr. Henry Welch, throws the first pitch at the game!
Las Promotoras de Salud
Promotoras de salud or “health promoters”, are an important part of the NPS (Niños Primeros en Salud) program in Consuelo. Promotoras de salud are women that are identified by Ramona, our nurse, as natural leaders in their barrios. They act as a resource for health information in their community and provide support for children in the NPS program as well as breastfeeding mothers.
Here are some pictures of NPS health workers learning more about the importance of breastfeeding and practicing their skills!
The Work Begins in Consuelo
The weather in Consuelo this week couldn’t be any different from last week, when we were inundated with rain and the roads turned into puddles of mud. This week it is hot, and life in the barrios is back to normal. Below are some pictures from the hard work the CHOP team did last week.
Below, NPS coordinator Abel Gonzalez, and our new Global Health Fellow, Dr. Marc Callender measure the height of a four year old girl new to the NPS program.
Siblings and neighbors look on as Dr. Marc Callender measures the height of a new member of the program.
Dr. Deb Voulalas, Dr. Marc Callender and Abel Gonzalez all help to measure the head circumference of a toddler new to the program.
Above, mothers from the recently enrolled barrio, Cachipero, meet for their first educational charla, or talk, given by the Robert Reid Cabral residents about cholera. Dr. Ingrid Japa and the CHOP team look on.