Raontibo Jemabo

What we do

Shipibo communities are affected by high rates of preventable and treatable health issues including cervical cancer, anemia, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Further, these communities face a myriad of obstacles to receiving healthcare that are related to financial burden, geographic inaccessibility, language barriers, and discrimination. This program strives to promote culturally appropriate health education and care-seeking to support Shipibo communities in ensuring their well-being.

Raontibo Jemabo responds to requests for specific educational health workshops and medical campaigns from our three partner communities. Health workshop topics include sexual and reproductive health, family planning with adolescents, nutrition and parasite prevention, and medicinal plants. Medical campaigns involve connecting Shipibo partners to cervical cancer screening; HIV, syphilis and anemia testing; and anti-parasite treatment services.



Program Goals

1. EDUCATE:

Provide comprehensive medical workshops for both urban and rural communities in relevant health topics and patient rights.

2. BUILD CAPACITY:

Provide in depth capacity-building trainings for both community health workers and our Shipibo staff.

3. IMPROVE ACCESS:

Improve access to medical services through health campaigns, bridging the communities’ needs to government resources, and through our mobile clinic.

4. VALUE ANCESTRAL KNOWLEDGE:

Honour traditional medicinal knowledge through plant medicine workshops in collaboration with local healers and our mobile clinic.

5. RESEARCH:

Collaborate with researchers in the health field through participatory action research and the monitoring and evaluation of our programs.