Thanks to our alliance with the San Juan de Dios Clinic in Arequipa, we were able to provide free medical care to more than 2,300 vulnerable residents of the Atico district, Caravelí province (Arequipa). These services were offered at Miguel Grau School on Friday, February 23, and Saturday, February 24.

Through the itinerant campaign “Mission Health Messengers,” we provided free health services with the assistance of about 40 healthcare professionals in the fields of general medicine, orthopedics, traumatology, gastroenterology, dentistry, gynecology, ultrasound, pediatrics, optometry, and laboratory. Additionally, free medicines were distributed for treatments.

The Atico District Municipality, the Atico Sub-Prefecture, the Atico Health Center, the Caravelí UGEL, and the National Police of Peru (PNP) also participated in this campaign. The support from local authorities has been essential to exceed the projected services and ensure the respective follow-up for cases requiring future attention.

We will continue working to promote equitable access to healthcare for artisanal mining communities in our country.