Health

Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.  
[Matthew 14:14]

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Our Sister Parish works with partner churches and communities to provide basic medicines and medical treatment to the people in Berlín. Many Salvadoran families have barely enough to eat, so when someone becomes sick with parasites, infections, pneumonia, or even just a headache, they often do not have money for the medicines that they need. Even basic medications such as acetaminophen for pain or tetracycline for infections are beyond what many families can afford. Much of this medicine and support for medical appointments comes from proceeds of the Don Justo Coffee project.

The Pastoral Team works to provide funds for medicine, medical tests, and transportation to medical appointments for people living in both partnered and un-partnered communities.  We have also worked with churches and other organizations to provide basic medical equipment such as nebulizers or diabetic testing supplies to rural clinics in Berlín. We help to supply rural communities who do not have a clinic with a basic medicine cabinet so that they can treat minor medical issues such as cuts, headaches, or stomach flu in their own communities.

Our Sister Parish has sponsored several medical delegations who spend a week setting up one-day clinics in various cantons. These traveling clinics serve 600-700 patients each year. Doctors, nurses, a pharmacist, a physical therapist, and a chiropractor have joined past medical delegations. Translators and support staff are also important members of these teams. Please contact us for more information.