HEALTH CARE ACCESS:
Ipeti Colono is a community located along the scenic Pan-American highway near the town of Torti in the Panama Este province. The people of Ipeti Colono travel to Torti to use its health center; no health center exists within Ipeti Colono. Although Torti’s health center is fairly close by, the health center is not always fully staffed and may not have the medications in its pharmacy to fully treat its patients.
The three most prevalent illnesses in Ipeti Colono are colds, gastrointestinal diseases, and skin infections.