Writing this report gives us courage, feeling you all with us and knowing that there are more great hearts in this struggle.
As another week of quarantine begins, pressure and stress increase on a daily basis due to the uncertainty of the future to come. But our will and conviction maintain some balance to face the current crisis of COVID-19. As an inclusive primary health care center in this region, we are developing different activities to support communities to be safe during these difficult times.
One of the first things that we thought about when the pandemic started was the great challenge of facing this problem, because we knew that these communities have been forgotten for decades and it will be necessary to increase our existing efforts and work. We also thought about how all these years working to create adequate models of health care for communities is key during this time because communities now have to build their own frameworks to protect life in the face of COVID-19.
The health care center of ASSADE belongs to communities and it is part of the construction of a community framework to reclaim the right to health care. We concentrated our first efforts on protecting these facilities, because one of our main goals is to continue serving everyday health problems of communities during this crisis. Our second main goal is to promote and create awareness about COVID-19, as we have seen how powerful education as a tool for prevention can be.