Total donations: $50,265 | Partnership: Since 2000
On the banks of the Amazon River, fifty miles downstream from Iquitos, Peru the Yanamono Clinic delivers cost-effective, critically needed medical care in a chronically underserved region.
The Yanamono Clinic was founded in 1990 by Dr. Linnea Smith after she visited as a tourist and was struck by the complete absence of medical services for the local people.
With a staff of 5 local Peruvians led by a US trained internal medicine practitioner, the clinic provides services including family medicine, dental care, birthing and treatment of snakebite, cholera, typhoid, malaria and parasites.
Grand Circle Foundation donated towards the implementation of the clinic’s Well-Child outreach program. This initiative provides vaccinations, vitamins, dental care and access to the clinic’s services on a more regular basis.