With your help, Quechua Benefit is continuing to combat anemia and parasites in the remote highlands of the Colca Valley. The next stop is Caylloma District, where 1,729 preschoolers, school-age children and pregnant women will be tested and treated for anemia and parasites.
The Latest On: anemia
In Peru, women and children run a high risk of being anemic, which can impair children’s ability to learn in school and keep the women from caring for their families. With your help, Quechua Benefit is reaching remote villages with a proven, simple and cost-effective treatment.
We began implementing our Healthy Communities program in September 2016. We are proud to report that we recently re-tested the children who received anemia treatment in eight towns of the Colca Valley, the cure rate was 70%.