HEALTH CARE ACCESS:
The community of Curtí currently has a health post (puesto de salud) attended by a nurse. When there is only a nurse available and a community member needs to see a doctor or dentist, they must travel the to Torti, the nearest town with a full health center where doctors and occasionally dentists are on staff. The trip by bus can take 25 minutes, but visitors to the health center can expect long wait times given the limited staff and resources to meet the demand from all neighboring communities. The most common illnesses found throughout the community are the common cold, fever, and diarrhea. The children are especially affected by parasites. About 25% have pit latrines, but almost all are in the Latino part of the community while the indigenous traditional homes do not have sanitary latrines.