Our health promoters [promotoras] sponsored a free health fair at Pancho Villa Park in Pto. Palomas this month on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5. With financial assistance from the Columbus, Luna County-Palomas Binational Health Council and donations from businesses in Pto. Palomas, they were able to provide a wide variety of health-related activities, open to all at no cost to participants.
In addition to the blood pressure screening (as seen in the photo at the top of this post, the promotoras offered blood glucose screening and a wide variety of written health information. They also arranged for free haircuts to emphasize the importance of personal hygiene.
Local participants enjoyed nutritious, healthy, and delicious home-made burritos, composed from whole wheat tortilla, beans, veggies and cheese. There were games for the children, and zumba dancing for everyone!
Even the local dogs could benefit from free rabies shots at the fair. It was an activity that assisted their owners, too.
On Friday, a mobile health clinic staffed with a doctor, a nurse, a dentist and free medications arrived from Chihuahua City to serve the Health Fair attendees.
The promotoras were outstanding in every way, including their professional appearance in red shirts and name badges.
Click HERE to visit our Flickr set to see photos of many aspects of this wonderful event.