Health

Pro Mujer’s Community Health Workers Support COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts in Bolivia

More than 115 Pro Mujer community health workers offer health screenings for attendees at mass COVID-19 vaccination sites. To help support the well-being of people in Bolivia, Pro Mujer’s community health workers are offering health screenings at local COVID-19 vaccination sites, including weight and height measurements, body mass index (BMI) calculation, diabetes risk tests, blood…
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EXPANDING ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR COMMUNITIES LIVING IN REMOTE AREAS

Pro Mujer’s Community Health Workers (CHWs) program seeks to provide preventive care and education to communities in Bolivia’s most remote areas.  Judith Mita Paredes, one of Pro Mujer’s clients in Bolivia, lost her father and sister due to chronic diseases such as diabetes. This motivated her to become a community health worker to provide education…
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HEALTH CARE AT PRO MUJER: GOING DIGITAL TO BREAK BARRIERS

Pro Mujer is incorporating new technologies to provide preventive healthcare to women in Latin America High quality, affordable, and gender-sensitive healthcare remains largely inaccessible to women in Latin America. Many often face the burden of unpaid childcare and work, making lack of time a critical barrier to prioritizing care for themselves. Some lack a nearby…
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5 HEALTH TIPS FROM THE PRO MUJER HEALTH TEAM AMIDST THE CONORAVIRUS PANDEMIC

As we face the COVID-19 pandemic, Pro Mujer is closely monitoring  official recommendations, new information and resources to help our community cope with the current crisis.  As the coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, we are learning more about its impact on our bodies, our emotional well-being and our economies. In these difficult times,…
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Pro Mujer commemorates 10th anniversary in Jujuy; celebrates renewed alliance with GSK

This week marks 10 years of service in the region of Jujuy, Argentina, and one of the ways we celebrated was to announce our renewed alliance with GSK. Together, Pro Mujer and GSK will join forces once again to tackle chronic diseases such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes, sexual and reproductive health, and breast and cervical…
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Alliance For Global Good Supports Our Health Program In Bolivia

Join us in ringing in the New Year at Pro Mujer! We are celebrating the announcement that we were one of the winners of the Alliance for Global Good’s Innovation Fund Round 2. The Alliance for Global Good fosters solutions to pressing global problems by shaping partnerships between organizations and developing innovative and sustainable programs…
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Pro Mujer and GlaxoSmithKline Celebrate the Power of Women to Transform Generations

By Rebecca Feinberg, Associate Development Manager at Pro Mujer In Argentina, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) joined Pro Mujer to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Rigoberta Menchu Center in the San Francisco neighborhood in Salta. What had formerly been a cramped and ageing space had just gotten a facelift: the center was now doubled in size and…
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Breakthrough in Bolivia: From Detection to Treatment of Precancerous Cervical Lesions

Pro Mujer began offering routine Pap smears when it first opened its health clinic in El Alto, Bolivia, 15 years ago. Now, thanks to obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Victor Conde and Pro Mujer’s preventive health campaign coordinator Gaby Quispe, our El Alto facility is pioneering the use of a test that allows immediate on-site detection of precancerous…
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