The Amazon Hope: A qualitative and quantitative assessment of a mobile clinic ship in the Peruvian Amazon

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Limaye, Neha P.
Blas, Magaly M.
Alva, Isaac E.
Carcamo, Cesar P.
García, Patricia J.
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The Loreto region of the Peruvian Amazon faces many obstacles to health care delivery. The majority of the population is river-bound and lives below the poverty line, with some of the worst health indicators in Peru. To overcome these barriers and fill a gap in health services, an NGO-based provider known as the Vine Trust has been providing care since 2001 via a mobile ship clinic called the Amazon Hope. This study presents an assessment of the Amazon Hope, first reporting health indicators of the program´s catchment area, services provided, and program utilization.
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health indicators, health care delivery