Centro de Salud Santa Clotilde
Volunteer, Development Project
Room/board $5 a day. You are responsible for travel costs to/from CSSC.
Centro de Salud Santa Clotilde is located in a small rural town of 2000 inhabitants, and we have 13 health posts up/down the Napo river that we are responsible for overseeing. We serve 30,000 people in over 100 villages that stretch over 275 miles. Most live as subsistence farmers/fisherman. Two priest-doctors Father Jack MacCarthy (68 yrs old) and Father Maurice Schroeder (75 years old) have been working hard over the last 27 years to develop the clinic in order to serve the needs of the community. They are living legends, and Brian Medernach and Antoinette Lullo are here to help carry on their work and plan for the future of the hospital with the 50+ dedicated Peruvian staff members.
Inpatient: We have 40 beds and treat pneumonia, abd pain, chronic/acute wounds, trauma, snake bites, dengue, malaria, dehydration, diarrhea, etc.
Outpatient: Typical URI, abdominal pain, rashes, diarrhea, domestic violence, HIV, HTN, DM, seizure d/o etc.
Operating Room: Cesarean sections, vaginal deliveries, D&C, amputations, debridements, Normal vaginal deliveries
Community Outreach/vaccines: Campaigns leave every 6 weeks to rural villages
We have a laboratory, pharmacy, dentist, midwife, programas office (WCC, vaccines, TB, malaria).