What does "healthcare as a human right" mean?
Health is crucial to one's well-being
Survival without health means one's basic needs are compromised
The right to health means that one's economic status should not dictate one's access to health care
All of the above
Patient Spotlight: Julio Rivera - Which of the following is NOT true?
MEDLIFE rebuilt and improved Julio's kitchen and bedroom floor to provide better living conditions
MEDLIFE built a staircase with a railing to Julio's house for safety and better access
Julio is one of MEDLIFE's follow-up patient
Julio was MEDLIFE's first follow-up patient in Ecuador
Who was the first patient of MEDLIFE?
What is NOT one of the four elements of healthcare according to the UN states:
Becky is a volunteer going on her first mobile clinic, she is studying to be a doctor but has no certification. What is she NOT able to do during the clinics?
Shadow a doctor during a patient examination
Hold the hand of a child during a tooth extraction
Take vitals of a patient at triage
Perform a pap smear on a patient
What makes MEDLIFE different from other volunteer experiences that are considered voluntourism? Select all that apply.
MEDLIFE hires local medical professionals to the mobile clinics
MEDLIFE focuses on educating the volunteers to understand the communities and their concerns
MEDLIFE sets up reality tours to show the true poverty conditions of the communities and addresses the root causes of poverty and lack of health care
MEDLIFE first builds a relationship with a community before working in the community
MEDLIFE focuses on short term solutions to aid the communities they work with, without the help of the community members
Cervical and breast cancer are some of the top killers of women in developing countries, however with early detection can be treated or even prevented. How often should women get a pap smear?
Every 3 years
Every 6 months
Once in a lifetime
Our headquarters are in Lima, Peru so that we can witness the needs of the communities we work in on a daily basis, which of the following is NOT a prominent health issues in Peru?
Breast and cervical cancer
What are some ways that lack of knowledge affects lifestyle?
True or false: Public Health focuses on preventing diseases, promoting health, giving access to appropriate and cost-effective care, and prolonging life among the whole population
Which partnership projects did MEDLIFE partake in?
MEDLIFE staff and volunteers inaugurated a state-funded orphanage for 50 girls in Cusco, Peru.
MEDLIFE volunteers partnered with a rural hospital in Pisac to better their maternity ward and create an outside garden.
MEDLIFE inaugurated a new school and bathrooms to double the enrollment count to 150 children in Riobamba, Ecuador.
What was the motive for MEDLIFE building their first school?
The previous school was in poor condition
The previous school was far for children to walk to
The previous school was not a big enough for the amount of students
The previous school had no bathrooms
Which community inspired MEDLIFE’s first school construction project?
Pamplona Alta, Peru
Telan Playa, Ecuador
Lack of cleanliness in stores, such as butcher shops or bakeries can cause (select all that apply):
Carlos Benavides, where did he begin his work?
As a community leader in Miraflores
As a patient
With another NGO
Working for the government in the pueblos jovenes
What percentage of children are unable to read Swahili in Tanzania?
What percentage of Peruvian women know consistent condom use prevents HIV?
Substance abuse, such as alcohol, can lead to many effects. These include:
Handicaps choices while under the influence
A & B
Water in our communities is contaminated, what substances are in the water which make it dangerous?
Lung and prostate cancer are the leading cancers in men.
A high school graduate is more likely to
Not abuse drugs by 10.1%
Not abuse drugs by 6.3%
Not abuse alcohol by 10.1%
Not abuse alcohol by 6.3%
True or False: Many people do not have land titles for the land they live on?
Who inspired MEDLIFE to begin building staircases and why?
Chais Pipa who slipped down a steep mountainside leading to a premature birth and health complications for her newborn child.
Sylvestrina, an elderly woman who could not safely leave her home in fear of falling.
Volunteers who attended a mobile clinic and saw how difficult it was for community members to navigate the steep mountainside.
Darwin who battled a severe heart condition.
What impact does a staircase have?
Easier access to food and water
Children are not turned away from school for being dirty
Ability to get to and from work safely
All the above
Eliminating dangerous bacteria by providing a proper sink and toilet can reduce bacteria by what percent?
What is the 2nd leading cause of death in countries facing poverty?
Coronary Heart Disease
Who decides what project is needed in a particular community?
Members of the community
What percentage of donations to the MEDLIFE FUND and fundraising towards MEDLIFE projects are used towards local issues such as mobile clinics, schools, and other development projects?
The four main barriers that affect the access to high quality healthcare are: Environmental, cultural, political, and financial. Which of the following is an example barrier?
Lack of access to water or electricity
High costs of health insurance and medical care
Lack of community organization and communication