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La Y Griega, El Salvador

Initial Training

Due to the rural nature of caserios (villages) in Texistepeque, El Salvador, access to a local health center is quite limited, leading to a high incidence of preventable health diseases among these communities. IHELP plans to train Community Health Workers across each of the six Texistepeque districts. With limited access to public transportation, our CHWs will be able to help provide health education and resources directly to their community. La Y Griega is Project #3 of our Texistepeque Rural Caserios Project.

Training Topics

  • Vital Signs
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High Cholesterol
  • Renal Failure
  • First Aid
  • Respiratory Illnesses
  • Skin Infections
  • Dental Care

First of all, it helps us a lot to have the knowledge about things that maybe many think we already know, but that is not the case. And we can practice/use this with our family, during an emergency, and also with the community in case they need it. So we can help them with the knowledge that we have learned here. 

– CHW Yanin

Where:

El Salvador

Date:

June 2022

# of Trained CHWs:

12

Focus:

Initial Training

CHWs Training CHWs

International HELP is excited to pilot a new initiative, where our experienced Community Health Workers (CHWs) train new CHWs within their respective groups. 

In June 2023, our trainers met with the La Y Griega group to kickstart the training program, equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills to train new CHWs. Throughout the remainder of 2023, the La Y Griega group met regularly, engaging in comprehensive training sessions facilitated by our own CHWs. 

In March 2024, our trainers returned to La Y Griega to administer the post-training exam, assessing the proficiency of the newly trained CHWs. Following a passing score, these individuals were officially certified and welcomed into the La Y Griega group, ready to make a meaningful impact on their community’s health!

Training Topics

  • Vital Signs
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High Cholesterol
  • Renal Failure
  • First Aid
  • Respiratory Illnesses
  • Skin Infections
  • Dental Care

We look forward to applying the skills learned because life gives no warning before something bad happens… Maybe through this work, we can make El Salvador better and maybe we can make the world better.

– CHW Carlos

We’ve applied what we have learned everywhere. When one first certifies, they usually start practicing with family and friends in their homes. Then they keep practicing to apply their skills for community use. 

– CHW Mayra

Where:

El Salvador

Date:

March 2024

# of Trained CHWs:

3

Focus:

Initial Training

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