Partnering for Health in Mexico

By Amanda Cooper

September 2013, Chiapas, Mexico. CES-supported social service physician Dr. Mercedes Aguerreberre listens to a woman's heart and lungs during a monthly mobile outreach visit to the remote town of Lagunita.

September 2013, Chiapas, Mexico. CES-supported social service physician Dr. Mercedes Aguerreberre listens to a woman’s heart and lungs during a monthly mobile outreach visit to the remote town of Lagunita.

GMCR is proud to partner with a diverse range of organizations working to tackle the issues faced by farmers, workers, and families within our product supply chains.

Health and accessibility to adequate health care is a pressing issue for many of our coffee supply chain communities. In the quest to address this challenge, GMCR joined forces with Boston-based NGO Partners In Health by providing a three-year grant of $1,310,577 to support the work of Compañeros En Salud, their sister organization working in the Sierra region of Chiapas, Mexico.

The pictures below depict the project in action, showcasing the vital work Partners In Health carries forward in the coffeelands.

For more information on Partners In Health, please visit: www.pih.org.

Social Service physician and resident jointly examine a young patient

September 2012, Chiapas, Mexico. CES-supported social service physician Dr. Gabriela Chalup and family medicine resident Dr. Brea Bondi-Boyd work together to assess a young patient. Through CES’ unique training and mentorship program, medical residents provide intensive one-on-one bedside teaching to social service physicians in rural clinics. 

Mexican and U.S. physician work together to place EKG leads

September 2012, Chiapas, Mexico. CES-supported social service physician Dr. Valeria Macias and GHE resident Dr. Patrick Elliott together place EKG leads in a primary care clinic. This diagnostic capability is rarely accessible outside of large cities or for no cost, and allows timely diagnosis of several cardiac conditions. Dr. Elliott is providing intensive bedside teaching to Dr. Macias through CES’ unique training and mentorship program.

Social Service physician with a young girl

September 2012, Chiapas, Mexico. CES-supported social service physician Dr. Gabriela Chalup looks up from examining a young girl in the rural Plan de La Libertad primary care clinic. Plan de La Libertad is three hours by car from the nearest referral center.

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