The Q’ero people lack access to basic health care and suffer complications from common ailments that lead to mortality all too often. The infant mortality rate is a staggering 47%. Developing sustainable and practical solutions to these challenges is an area of development for Heart Walk Foundation. Please contact us if you are interested in exploring ways you can support our efforts to improve health care services for these indigenous mountain people.
The Q’ero people rarely receive treatment for common ailments. Many suffer dental infections and caries, wounds and skin infections, parasites and digestive ailments and simple infections that those of us in the western world wouldn’t consider life threatening. Vaginal and uterine infections, complications of pregnancy and childbirth, and upper respiratory infections can be deadly. The most frequent causes of child mortality are simple respiratory infections and diarrhea.