On Sunday October 23rd, join us as we walk to honour the Community Health Workers who walk great distances over rough terrain to reach people in need and bring much needed treatment and medications to remote locations.
Transportation costs, social stigma, lack of information, discrimination, and time constraints are major barriers to medical care in poor communities. Even when treatment is free, these barriers prevent people from accessing necessary health care. Community Health Workers help patients overcome obstacles to health care by accompanying patients through treatment, monitoring needs for food, housing, and safe water, leading education campaigns, and empowering community members to take charge of their own health.
When: October 23rd @ 11:00am
Where: Meet outside of Stauffer Library
Cost: $2.00 minimum donation
Alma Mater Society of Queen's University
L’Université Queen’s est située sur les terres traditionnelles des peuples Haudenosaunee et Anishinaabe.