A Promise of Health is busy in
in 5 rural Zapotecan communities. We call our project a
Medicine Wheel, based upon the
belief of Native Americans that a
Medicine Wheel is spiritually powerful and a strong healing symbol. We began our Oaxaca Medicine Wheel on
April 19, 2010. Since that time, several thousand people have sought medical
help in our clinics. The response has been astonishing! Each week more
patients crowd our clinics than the doctor can see.
Click here to learn more about our Oaxaca Medicine Wheel
We began our work in 2001 in the rural villages of Yucatan where the Mayan
people live in abject poverty. There,
A Promise of Health developed
its innovative program of healthcare that when reproduced in other locations
in rural Mexico
can revolutionize the delivery of medical services for these poor people.
From the 2001 up to 2008,
A Promise of Health placed
Mexican homoeopathic doctors in 25 municipalities in rural Yucatan. During that time
the doctors treated an incredible number of patients each day. In the nine
years, APOH doctors saw more than 65,000 patients! Using portable
pharmacies, they not only diagnosed and prescribed, but also they gave
medicine to their patients.
Also, our doctors teach hygiene, personal health and
nutrition to village children and in the schools, we promote the planting of
family gardens to provide healthy and nutritious diets.
Unique to our
Medicine Wheel program is our
requirement that each doctor lives in the community that he or she serves.
Incredible as this may sound, this is the first time that has happened for
some time in Mexicoís
rural areas! Our doctors are a part of the communities they serve.
A Promise of Health has clearly shown that healthcare doesn't
have to be out of reach for
Mexicoís rural poor who comprise a shocking
76% of its population.
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