HEALTH CARE ACCESS:
Yaviza does have its own health center; however, it is located across the river from the town. The bridge across the river only wide enough for walking, which means patients must be able to walk about half a mile (across the bridge and to the center) or to cross the river by boat. There is no emergency access. The next closest health center is about 2 hours away by public bus. Neither health center is well-staffed and often medications run out and are not restocked for long periods of time.