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Messages from the Amazon
Project Focus: connecting Peru's Most Remote Communities With The Policy Makers

As a 2006-2008 IFRTD research project revealed, a severe lack of mobility among communities in Peru's far northern Amazonas region has a significant impact on peoples' ability to access health care services, and a consequentially devastating effect on standards of health and well being. Indigenous Awajun and Wampi communities living on the River Cenepa in Peru's rainforest border region with Ecuador are among the most remote and excluded communities in the country. Classified as being in extreme poverty, these communities suffer from a combination of factors that obstructs their access to vital medical services, not least the prohibitive cost of transport along the river, limited investment in mobile and outreach health workers and generally poor standards of medical services in the region.

Publications:
Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Germany (2011)
The Guardian, United Kingdom (2009)
IFRTD - Mobility&Health
Communication to economic development Initiative
Messages from the Amazon - You Tube Interviews
MensajesDelAmazonas - Facebook

copyright Franziska Agrawal (2009)

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Community Group
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Ancestral Houses
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Children in Nuevo Tutino
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dense jungle
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frogs for dinner
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Electricity is not self-evident
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Rafael Juncha, traditional dress
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Rio Maranon at dawn
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Commerce Puerto Imacita
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clean water
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Huampami education
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community gathering
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cultivating ecoturism