Colombia

Strengthening access to medical care for women among migrant and host populations in Bogota's Bosa, Kennedy and Los Mártires neighborhoods.

Why?
Why?

Why do we help in Colombia?

Colombia is estimated to have welcomed more than 2.5 million Venezuelans fleeing their homeland because of the crisis there. The country's capital city of Bogota hosts around 340,711 Venezuelan migrants, accounting for 19.55% of the total population. As of 2020, the outlook for both the Venezuelan population and the host population - including victims of the Colombian armed conflict - has worsened due to the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic has worsened their health and economic situation.

The main needs of the health service in caring for the condition of migrants are access to prenatal control, perinatal care, including psychological care, and the implementation of programs related to specialist care and nutritional therapy for children.

In 2020, a total of 15,780 cases of abuse against children and young people in the field of domestic violence, sexual violence, and child abuse were reported.
How?

How do we help in Colombia?

The project will launch a mobile clinic that will move around the Kennedy, Los Mártires and Bosa areas providing prenatal consultations. They will include ultrasound, outpatient gynecological check-ups, urine tests and morphology, blood glucose tests, rapid tests for sexually transmitted diseases, as well as educational activities and consultations on gynecological checks.

We train local staff and community activists in sexual and reproductive health and maternal care during the prenatal period. We run an educational campaign in the field of reproductive and sexual health as well as the prevention and promotion of maternal health.
400
women
will receive access to pre/post-natal care
30
medics
will be trained by PMM medical team
3000
will get access
to a high quality medical care
Polish Medical Mission
Maria Carmona
Project Coordinator
Financing
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), is the main German development agency based in Bonn and Eschborn, which provides services in the field of international development cooperation and international educational work.
Partner
Humanity & Inclusion
Humanity & Inclusion is an international non-governmental organization. It was founded in 1982 to provide help in refugee camps in Cambodia and Thailand.