Health Coaches in Peru Make House Calls

People with chronic problems could benefit from a program in Lima, Peru.
1:57 | 11/22/11

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-- -- Not long ago this young Peruvian bathroom was emaciated and -- her HIV infection was raging out of control. Because -- family demands the regiments complexity and the medicine's side effects she couldn't keep up with her treatment -- For fear of discrimination. She asked us to call her Carmen. Fluff on the network lava from the UP DI went to the doctor and they did intensity and the doctor told me that my viral load was -- -- high. And my test results -- -- But. Now a trained volunteer coach called -- health promoter. This its -- at home almost every day. -- if you pay fees in -- that whole -- She helps me with my pills she comes here and she -- with my daughter she talks to me she gives me advice she takes into adopting. -- working with Peru's ministry -- The volunteers are trained like partners in health and international medical group that serves low income people. -- -- -- -- coming to the head of the local programs says visiting health coaches can prevent crises. By catching dangerous problems early. Seeing the disappointment then -- sensitive to come. If there's a -- -- -- -- headaches and visits who will lead to rapid decline. Because once -- defection takes hold if he can't respond quickly. -- -- -- -- And the -- everything in and that this month. Sticking with treatment benefits patients their families and communities. Lessening the burden of infectious disease. Sponsors of the health promoter program say it can also be effective almost anywhere for patients with non infectious diseases. Like diabetes. Hypertension. And heart disease. Gary -- global health Frontline use.

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