Rio Pavo

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Water
  • Business
  • Public Health

Overview

Rio Pavo is located in the Darien, in the eastern part of Panama. The typical house is made of wood. Children in the community typically attend school up until primary school. Most of the community members work in agriculture or tending to livestock. The closest Health Post is 30 minutes away at the Centro de Salud in Platanilla. Three of the top needs expressed by Rio Pavo were an improved water system, improved education and improved healthcare

Corregimiento:Rio Congo Arriba

Province:Darien

Homes : 69
Population : 350
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : Yes
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : No
Homes with Latrines : 95%
Education : Up to 6th grade

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS

Even though Panama is considered a country with a lot of growth, the continuous growth in the income doesn’t necessarily apply to the economic growth of all Panamanians, especially those in the rural areas. This results in large inequality when it comes to healthcare attention. As a consequence, access to health and dental care is one of the largest challenges for our partner communities. Hospitals and clinics are scarce in the rural areas where we work, and those that are accessible often lack proper staff, equipment, and medication.

Specifically, in the community of Rio Pavo, we see that the top 3 illnesses that are prevalent in the community are the common cold, diabetes, and vomit.

29

Brigade Volunteers

109

Patient Consultations

59

Dental Patients

N/A

Number of Adult Charlas

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

 

 

The community of Rio Pavo does not yet have Community Health Workers. Global Brigades Panama Medical Program is working diligently to train volunteers as CHWs in its partner communities as part of the Holistic Model. Rio Pavo will receive training as soon as possible to further support the health of its community members.

GB Panama’s Medical team started the Agentes Comunitarios en Salud or ACeS program in 2016. “Agentes” from 17 communities in East Panama and Darien were Panama’s first community health workers.

Some of the future ACeS worker’s primary responsibilities will include:

  • Promoting healthy practices and maintaining contact with GB staff about their progress
  • Performing First Aid in the case of an emergency
  • Managing the Patient Referral cases of the community
  • Promoting involvement with other GB programs such as Human Rights, Public Health and Microfinance workshops
  • Recording and monitoring members of their respective communities who:
    • Are pregnant
    • Have a chronic disease
    • Are children under five
      years old.

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN RIO PAVO

Chapter Date Number of Volunteers Chapter Date Number of Volunteers
Michigan State University Medical March 2019 29

Dental

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

DENTAL CARE ACCESS

Working closely with the Medical Program, the Dental Program provides fillings, extractions, and fluoride treatments as a standard part of medical brigades. Most community members do not have regular access to dental care due to the lack of a dentist within a reasonable distance.

59

Dental Patients

43

Fluoride Treatments

N/A

Number of Fillings

N/A

Number of Charla

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN RIO PAVO

Chapter Date Number of Volunteers Chapter Date Number of Volunteers
Michigan State University Medical March 2019 29

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Rio Pavo but has not yet begun with the Water Program. Now in the planning phase, the Water Program will begin implementing a new water system or any necessary repairs to existing infrastructure following the Engineering Program’s evaluation and recommendations.

 

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades will start working with the community of Rio Pavo this May with the first business brigade to visit there. The community currently has a rural bank in collaboration with Global Brigades.

 

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Rio Pavo but has not yet begun with the Public Health Program. Now in the planning phase, the financing, delivery, and installation of household health infrastructure products will start as soon as feasible.

Local Reference Points

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