Policlinico Peruano Americano
On August 15, 2007 a magnitude-8 earthquake struck just off the coast of central Peru, with more than 500 killed, 3,000 injured and approximately 58,000 homes destroyed.
After initially helping other NGO’s with aid, food distribution and support of the Children’s Hospital during the first days after the earthquake, RMF opened a temporary health clinic to offer primary healthcare services until an appropriate permanent location was found.
RMF was proud to open the doors to the “Policlínico Peruano-Americano” in its permanent location of San Clemente in December of 2007 and continues to operate successfully today. The clinic is located in an earthquake safe house with several rooms for exams, a large waiting area, lab area, and ultrasound equipment purchased through a generous grant/partnership from Direct Relief International. We have also treated over 2,000 children through a school nurse program, and regularly hold educational health workshops both inside and outside of the clinic.