CMMB’s CHAMPS site is located in the district of Chilca in Huancayo, Peru, the capital city of Junin Region in the province of Huancayo, in the central highlands of Peru. Huancayo is the fifth most populous city in Peru with a population of approximately 364,725 inhabitants. It is comprised of 28 districts, which include the CHAMPS project site in Chilca. Chilca is on the outskirts of the city of Huancayo. In just a few decades, people have transformed the rural valley on the edge of the city into a new urban community. Chilca has had waves of urbanization, initially driven by people fleeing from the terrorism of the 1990’s. People flock to Chilca now from rural areas. They come to cities like Huancayo with the hope of a better future. According to the last census, the total population in Chilca District was 75,000 inhabitants. At CMMB, we know that healthy mothers and children can transform poor communities. So our Children and Mothers’ Partnerships program—CHAMPS—is working in Huancayo to make the most vulnerable families healthy.
CHAMPS in Peru: A Closer Look at 2016
Maternal and Child Health
PROBLEM: Widespread malnutrition and anemia among pregnant women and young children
SOLUTION: Prevention and treatment of anemia is a priority to ensure that women and children can lead healthy, productive lives. Iron supplementation programs supervised by community health agents (CHAs) resulted in phenomenal recovery rates – 32% among children, and 73% among pregnant women.
Supporting Community Engagement
PROBLEM: Discrimination, lack of education, and social stigma can restrict access to services
SOLUTION: Trained CHAs, who are community leaders, and often, CMMB beneficiaries, serve as trusted ambassadors within marginalized communities. CHAs conducted nearly 29,000 individual health counselling sessions. Working with Peru’s ministry of health, CMMB is fostering a cooperative approach to effective healthcare for the most vulnerable.
Strengthening Local Healthcare
PROBLEM: Lack of trained healthcare professionals to staff mission hospitals
SOLUTION: Our volunteer program supports partner facilities with medical personnel. By partnering with healthcare facilities in Huancayo, including CLAS Auquimarca, CLAS La Esperanza, Health Post Azapampa 4. and Health Center Chilca, our volunteers increase capacity. From assisting at deliveries to treating anemia, CMMB volunteers work side by side with local staff to provide high-quality, compassionate care to impoverished communities.
Hope for Children with Disabilities in Peru
Supporting a holistic, sustainable approach to healthcare for women and children
In 2015, 77,392 people were supported in Chilca District by Microred Health Center and its network facilities.
With the help of community health agents, Emma received information to support a healthy pregnancy and learned the importance of delivering her baby at a health center. Four month old Astrid-Ariana is happy and healthy. Emma and her baby daughter also participate in the early stimulation classes for infants offered through CHAMPS.Learn More
In 2015, 2,302 mothers and children were supported with critical health services.
Malvina's oldest daughter, Jessica suffered from severe malnutrition and chronic anemia when she was small. With education and support from community health agents in Huancayo, Malvina has learned about the importance of nutrition and its impact on health. With help from CHAMPS, Malvina ensures that all her children now eat a healthy diet. She has started a garden and is raising rabbits and ducks so the family has a dependable source of healthy food and protein. Her youngest daughter, Nicole is growing up healthy and strong.Learn More
In 2015, 85% of households adopted three or more healthy home improvements.
Rayda's daughter, Daniela was born with disabilities. Not having a proper toilet is a hardship for anyone but especially hard for a family with a special needs child. With help from CMMB, Rayda's family now has an ecological toilet, critical to improving hygiene and sanitation. Huancayo has no sewer system. Many children in suffer from worms due to soil contamination. Left untreated, worms can cause both cognitive and physical development problems in children.Learn More
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