In addition to the Team Peru outreach trip - we have a number of other activities happening. Today, myself, Dr. Roberto and Carmen spoke with a group of University of Nebraska Omaha public health, health policy, nursing and social justice students about the work of HBI and health services delivery in Peru.
Our day started with a lecture at Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya in the Pueblo Libre neighborhood of Lima. We talked about the intersection of social justice, public health and trauma awareness. We discussed the many ways that international development and public health projects can be beneficial and harmful to developing environments and emerging economies. most of all we got to know more about one another and the shared interests we have in building a movement for change around the world.
After our morning lecture, we went to the Shalom Center (a program run by the Anglican Church of Peru for children living with disabilities). There - Dr. Tarazona provided a presentation outlining the Peruvian health system and discussing the challenges and triumphs of Public Health services delivery in Peru.
Finally, Carmen provided an informative talk about Peruvian culture and the many changes that have occurred in Lima since the 1980's. The students and faculty from the University of Nebraska will be in Peru for 2-weeks working with Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya and learning about the many ways public health is practiced in Peru. It was a great privilege for us to participate in their learning experience.
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