Meet Community Health Worker, Diana
Andree Louvierre is one of our dedicated volunteers serving as a nurse in Trujillo, Peru. In the story below she reflects on a special relationship she has formed with a CMMB Promatora (community health worker)!
In case you don’t know, CMMB Community Health Workers are invaluable health leaders (relatives, friends, and neighbors) who serve in their own communities and are dedicated to helping take care of vulnerable families. They are women and men who have faced the challenges of extreme poverty. In an effort to improve their own lives and the lives of their communities, they take the initiative to become trained health workers to help others live healthier and more dignified lives.
Community health workers are trained to recognize and overcome adversity for their communities by providing vital care, leading programs to empower mothers and women, providing prenatal and postnatal services, and organizing community nutrition and economic empowerment training.