The Warnes Health Post is located 15 kilometers outside Riberalta, inside the Aquicuana Jungle Reserve. Health care is available free of charge for pregnant women and children under the age of five. The Center also sends staff members on community visits to educate residents about sexual health, personal hygiene, and disease prevention.
The objective of the health center is to ensure that every member of the community is able to receive basic medical care and attention.
Who does Health Post Warnes help:
The Health Center serves the communities Warnes and San Jose – approximately 500 people, mainly from low-income backgrounds. There is a particular emphasis on disease prevention as well as general medical provision.
The center is small but relatively well equipped in comparison to some health posts. The staff consists of 2 doctors, 2 nurses and the occasional group of local medical students.
At present the center runs three main programs:
- Environmental Sanitation & Education
- Dengue & Chikungunya Prevention
- General vaccination campaign
Volunteer/ Internship requirements:
- Intermediate Spanish
- Knowledge/experience in medicine, public health or social work
- Willingness to make field trips with staff to rural communities
- Minimum commitment of 1 month.