First Health Brigade in Medellín

Yesterday, as part of our new project funded by the British Methodist Church to support migrant Venezuelan families in Colombia, we carried out a health brigade in Medellin in which 21 pregnant women received consultations and ultrasound examinations.

We will be repeating these brigades here in Medellin, as well as in many other cities in Colombia, including Cartagena, Cali, Baranquilla and Buenaventura.

Recent activities improving the health of mothers and children

Our project to improve the health of mothers and children in vulnerable communities undertook a number of activities in the past few weeks.

This included home visits to pregnant women and follow-up of children with acute respiratory infection problems, and medical attention in our clinic in Brisas del Mar to hypertensive patients and children.

In addition, on April 17th, a hygiene and handwashing campaign was carried out with children and young people from the communities of Alto de Julio, Brisas del Mar and Vista Hermosa.  Fun activities were carried out, and more than 60 children taught  the importance of hand washing to prevent diseases such as acute diarrheal disease and acute respiratory infection.

Venezolanos SOS

With the assistance and contribution of 26 agencies, and in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by unprecedented migration from Venezuela, we are pleased to announce the launch of www.venezolanosSOS.co -  a single site providing information on services, walking routes, and general information for Venezuelan migrants and caminantes here in Colombia.

Each of the contributing organisations can update information as required, providing photos and points on the map to help their services be easily found.