Washington State University Nursing Program




This group is doing awesome, seeing interesting things and having a great time. Family, friends and school can be proud of the work they are doing here.

Washington State University is an institution that has set an incredibly high standard for international studies programs world wide. This University has shown a sensitivity and understanding of the issues involved in "Global Health Challenges."  Though there are no easy answers, WSU's well-thought-out approach to service, makes an effective impact on poverty and the issues that come with it. I believe that other universities will take note of the work being done here and our hope is that institutions across our country will be inspired to follow.

The needs are overwhelming. We simply can't ignore the suffering any longer. Thank you Washington State University for all you have done for the people in Peru.

ATTENTION WSU GROUP PARTICIPANTS! THE WEB MASTER NEEDS PICTURES OF YOU DOING THE ACTUAL WORK THAT YOU CAME HERE TO DO. THE PHOTOGRAPHERS WERE BUSY WHEN IT WAS PLAY TIME BUT WE NEED WORK PICTURES, AS THAT IS WHAT YOU SPENT THE MAJORITY OF TIME DOING! PLEASE SEND ME ONE OR TWO OF YOUR BEST WORK PICTURES IN JPEG FORMAT AS AN ATTACHMENT  (CLINICS, TEACHING MOMENTS WITH CHILDREN, COMMUNITY ASSESSMENTS, ETC)








Yes, we all feel like this when we miss a nights sleep.
Northwest Nazarene College leaders, from Nampa Idaho, get acquainted with the nursing staff of Washington State University as they "overlap" a few days. NNU is heading to the Amazon River and WSU will continue to work in Iquitos until toward the end of their trip.



The group piles onto the waiting "motor cars" to tour Belen.....This is a ride you won't soon forget!
Carlos, one of People of Peru Project's translators, talks about the health benefits of eating the "grub" if you are lost in the jungle.


Jimmy, another translator, shares the proper grub selection information........apparently these guys were convincing.
A high percentage of the group selected one of the gourmet grubs.....




The group visited POPPYS house, People of Peru Project Youth Services house, and only brought back a picture of the monkey.....We do keep kids there you know!
AND we don't keep them in jail...these are actually some of the neighbor kids looking IN to the old building, while the WSU group saw where it all began!


Oh yes, and we have birds there too....
Here are the Male representatives of
WSU.....a minority but popular. They are in front of a local "posta" clinic during one of the tours.


Downtown Santa Thomas, the village where our girls facility is located.
Some local kids during the
Community Assessment time. They love being in the pictures
                              Action shot?


Again, some of the local children pose for the picture but this groups seems a little more orderly!
This is the look of shame when, you lock your key in the room and Mr. Opp has to come open your door.....pathetic isn't it?


This is the look that gives you that shame....when Mr. Opp has to come open the door!
This would be one of many "pill parties"......  The group is counting and bagging doses of pills in preparation for the hundreds of patients they will see during their clinic days.




This is one of the three birds that live in the headquarter facility

This is the jungle gym that the directors of POPPYS house built with the help of many volunteers.....the kids love it!


We roll into a community to do a medical clinic and this is what happens...within a few minutes the crowds come....

Here the WSU students set up the pharmacy. Andrea, on the left is the daughter of POPP's nurse. She too is a pharmacy student right here in Iquitos.

Belen is in the background. This is the "floating village" that endures the flood waters every year. The high water mark hit a ten year high this season.....

This is the principle Catholic Church on the main square downtown Iquitos

Not everyone in Iquitos is short

This is one of the main hospitals in Iquitos. The students took a tour and had an eye opener for sure.







On the way to one of the tours, our group came across a multiple vehicle accident. There are fewer accidents than you might think, given the driving habits but when it does happen, it can be quite serious.





 
One of many local laundry facilities
 

"May we help you?"
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I am not really sure about the context of this photo.....I am sure there is more to this story than I know!
 
This is a patient in the emergency room of the local hospitals....resources are limited. You can see the toilet paper the doctors used to stop the bleeding on this head injury.
   
Every group has a snake charmer
 
Jackie Chan has nothing on this volunteer
 
This is a local shoe repair shop. They can turn a ragged par of shoes into a usable pair in no time at all.
 
Aguaja is a local fruit that has the taste of butter nut or a chestnut....it is not sweet like a fruit but it is used for everything from juice to pop cycles.  The local men are reluctant to eat it because they think it is filled with female hormones.
 
Time for a short rest at the headquarter facility

This is one variety of coconut that grows prolifically in this region.....The problem is that on the girls facility property the kids pick them before they are fully ripe....They are afraid that if they wait to long someone else will get it first

These are some of the 1,000 chickens in the poultry program on the POPPYS house grounds

Just a local convenience store. Chicken parts, tomatoes, potatoes and onions.

This is guava...but not the kind that most North Americans are accustomed too. There are seeds inside a long stock that are covered with with an edible sugar-coated-cotton-candy-like treat.


This nurses station is now open for business.

This is the stadium that was built a few years ago for the World Soccer Tournament . Iquitos now has a professional team and many of our groups find time to enjoy a game
 
 
This would be "Inca Cola" soda pop, in a plastic bag because either:
The seller didn't have a clean glass you want to drink out of OR....
Your in a hurry and the vendor won't let you take the bottle!
 
This is a rodent that belongs to the family of rodents that are the largest in the world. When they run through your house at night it will get your attention....guaranteed!
 
   
 
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
   
     
   
     
     
     
 

 

Sargento Lores clinic

 

   

 

Going to Quistococha school