A Promise of Health is a small non-profit charity based in the United States run solely by volunteers. It began its work in 2001 in the rural villages of Yucatan where the Maya people live in abject poverty. Recognizing the need for adequate everyday healthcare in indigenous communities throughout Mexico, it developed an innovative program that when reproduced in other locations in rural Mexico is revolutionizing the delivery of medical services for the underserved.
From 2001 thru 2008, A Promise of Health placed Mexican homeopathic doctors in 25 municipalities in rural Yucatan. During that time the doctors treated an incredible number of patients each day. In those eight 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.
Starting in 2010, A Promise of Health began work in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, opening a clinic in the rural village of Ayoquezco de Aldama. Asked to come by U.S. migrant organizations, this village is in the heart of Oaxaca's Zapotec region. Surrounded by 24 other small villages, our APOH clinic brings its homeopathic healthcare to these indigenous people. From April 18, 2010 through December 31, 2020, Dr. Soledad, our homeopathic doctor has treated 35,361 patients!
A Promise of Health's doctors also teach hygiene, personal health and nutrition to villagers. This holistic approach promotes a healthy lifestyle with emphasis on preventive medicine.
Unique to APOH's medical program is the requirement that the doctor lives in the community that he or she serves. Incredible as this may sound, this is a rare event. Like in the U.S., most doctors in Mexico prefer to live and work in the larger cities and many small villages have no regular medical service. Dr. Soledad and her family are a part of the community she serves!