Since our founding in 2011, Vive Peru has reached 2,607 patients with medical consultations and treatment through medical campaigns. Medical campaigns are all-day events where we bring medical staff and medication to a community and set up temporary clinics in the community wherever we can. Sometimes, this means bringing medication to a preexisting health post. Other times, we set up camp at a local school, in the park, or in the house of a community leader. The goal is to provide medical treatment to those who otherwise do not go to the doctor due to financial difficulty, lack of proper documentation, or negligence.
Thanks to our staff, American, and Peruvian volunteers, through the medical campaigns, our programs work to bring medical aid to the least served areas in Peru, including some areas that have never before been served by non-profit aid. We currently put on 10+ medical campaigns each year, in and around the cities of Trujillo, Otuzco and Pacasmayo.