The mission of Infirmières de l’humanité is to improve public health in developing countries by offering and providing primary health care services, educating the public and other health professionals on the prevention and treatment of medical conditions, and organizing screening and awareness campaigns to promote awareness of the importance of hygiene and health.
Our organization is made up of nurses and other health professionals who volunteer their services. Our ultimate goal is to increase the level of overall health in the communities in which we operate, all while fostering a climate of sharing, equality and solidarity with our local partners.
We have carried out several initiatives over the past year. In Guatemala, we provided free nursing clinics as well as home visits for the children and families of the community of San Mateo in Milpas Atlas. We have also carried out health promotion activities within this community.
In Peru, we worked in collaboration with the Centro Yanapanakusun to conduct clinical and screening exams in order to detect malnutrition and parasitic infections in the children of the Huancarani community and educated members of the community on health issues affecting them. In addition to providing health awareness and promotion services, we set up nursing clinics and offered routine screening for malnutrition, parasitic disease and anaemia to the children and families using the Waaw program offered by Fairservices in Cuzco.
In Senegal, in collaboration with ICD Afrique, we worked in several rural community clinics in the Tambacounda region and organized health awareness campaigns addressing the issues of malaria and child malnutrition.
To learn more about l’Infirmières de l’humanité, visit their website (in French only).