is designed to address the health issues and needs of rural communities
in Mexico. The
objective is to give rural
families the opportunity to learn about preventive health measures.
This is accomplished by equipping village women as volunteer workers
for community-based health care. The training enables them to share
what they have learned with others so they can:
people to prevent serious disease by changing the conditions which
illness in its earliest stage right in their own community.
3 one-week-long courses over an eighteen month period. They experience
and learn about a variety of topics related to health issues. After the
first course they are able to teach.
BASIC HEALTH COURSE
- Basic Sanitation
- Disinfecting Fruits and Vegetables
- Dish Washing
- Dry Composting Toilet System
- Dental Hygiene
- Family Nutrition
- Child Development
- Pregnancy Nutrition
- Newborn Nutrition
- Dehydration and Oral Rehydration
- Amoebas & Parasites
- Common Remedies
- Intramuscular Injections
- First Aid:
- Vital Signs
- While Medical Attention Arrives
- Heimlich Maneuver
- Cuts and Scrapes
- Bites and Stings
- Common Diseases
- Intestine Obstruction
- Appendicitis and Peritonitis
- Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya
- Lead Poisoning
- Teenage Pregnancy
- Postpartum Depression
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Prostate Cancer
- Blood Pressure
health workers gain additional information and learn new skills at the
regional meetings each spring and fall.
Periodically a four-day retreat for continuing education is hosted at
the “Tree Of Life” Training
Center. These workshops and classes reflect the
needs and issues that the health workers encounter in their villages.
Each one-week training unit costs $350. per person. A total
of $1,050. provides a village woman with
the complete three-unit course plus teaching
materials and a first-aid kit. Scholarships are needed to
continue this vital ministry that enables people to live a life of
health and wholeness.
you are looking for a mission project that equips people whose lives
touch hundreds of others, consider the “More Than A
Bandage” Program. We invite you, your
organization, church, district and/or conference to sponsor a
scholarship for one or more women for one training
unit or the complete three-unit course. Participate
with us and the GYTTE staff in sponsoring and equipping village women
as community-based primary health workers.
advise the GYTTE program, by
e-mail or fax, of your decision. Once your donation has been
processed through the Advance you will receive a photograph and letter
regarding the woman you have sponsored as a village health worker.
August 30th to September 5th, 2015 we received 18 women from group "K" at the "Tree
of Life" Training Center to receive their Advanced Health Course. Sixteen women graduated as a comunity-based health worker.
On November 14th, 2014
your gracious donations allowed our Second Regional Health Workers
Meeting. This was held at "El Buen Pastor" Methodist Church. The women
received continued education on the Topic of AIDS by Dr. Omar Romero
and our staff Nurse Veronica Palacios and received medical items to
ease their labor at hand.
Thanks to your donations
our "More Than A Bandage" Program was able to provide the Basic Health
Course to Women from various rural locations. It was from September 7th
to 12th, 2014.
have had the Regional Meetings for the Health Workers during the month
of May 2014. We invite you to see more pictures of this activity at:
May through June 7th, 2014 Activities Album
Health Workers in action during April, 2014:
Advanced Course - Graduated
Health Workers -
Regional Meeting, December 2011
Risk-Taking Mission & Service continues in Mexico
from the TN UMConnector By Rev.
Barbara P. Garcia