South American Division

AdventHealth Volunteers Provide Health Care for Residents in Peruvian Amazonia

In partnership with American Clinic Juliaca, Shawnee Missions volunteers carry out a free medical campaign in Madre de Dios

Liseht Santos
Specialist providing medical care in the town. (Photo: CAJ Marketing)

Specialist providing medical care in the town. (Photo: CAJ Marketing)

Following the call to serve others through their vocation, a group of health professionals from AdventHealth, through Shawnee Missions, traveled from the United States to the Madre de Dios region, located in the jungle of Peru, in order to join the efforts of American Clinic of Juliaca (CAJ) in the development of the free "United for your Health" medical campaign to benefit inhabitants.

This campaign was carried out from October 22–26, 2023: Sunday, in La Joya District; Monday, in Mazuko; Tuesday, in Villa El Triunfo; Wednesday and Thursday, in Puerto Maldonado. Specialists in laboratory, gynecology, pediatrics, pharmacy, and other fields provided their services free of charge.

The objective of this campaign was to bring health, love, and hope to those who need it most. It was projected that an average of 2,000 people per day would attend to identify cases of diseases that can be treated in a timely manner.

About AdventHealth and Shawnee Missions

AdventHealth, a non-profit healthcare system promoted by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, is directed by certified physicians and belongs to a wide network of specialists in the healthcare system. From the Shawnee Missions program, it sends volunteer specialists to different countries to bring health and love to all populations.

Thanks to the support of AdventHealth, medicines, laboratory supplies, and other medical resources benefited people living in poverty in this part of the Peruvian jungle. In addition, its medical teams provided significant support for each care.

Undoubtedly, the efforts of AdventHealth and American Clinic Juliaca contribute to generating an important impact on the personal and spiritual growth of vulnerable patients. The medical arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church continues to move forward, fulfilling God’s mission under the precious purpose of serving, healing, and saving.

The original version of this story was posted on the [South American] Division [Spanish]-language news site.


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