Programme Healthy Municipality

Programme Healthy Municipality

In Bolivia and Peru, we implement an integrated 3-year programme (download visualisation here) through a unique combination of our three pillars: Health (medicine and dentistry), Education and Livelihood to promote the sustainable development of extremely poor communities, improve quality of life and contribute to the efforts made by the State to achieve Healthy Municipalities. This enables our teams working on site to provide comprehensive solutions for local governments.

Close to 100 dedicated local professionals are committed to successfully implementing our programme in the field every day.

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Our Program Healthy Municipality is based on the following strategies:

We support families to ensure sustainable economic development in line with ecological principles.  The aim is to create a healthy family home, and increase the added value of local agriculture and the families’ income.

  • Focus 1: “Healthy living“: Separate rooms for kitchen/dining/living and separate bedrooms for parents and children, improved kitchen: cooking area with fireplace, ecological refrigerator and shelves, waste pits, ecological toilet, hygiene area.
  • Focus 2: “Water and production“: Water harvesting, irrigation systems, greenhouses, ecological fertiliser, pens  for animals, small animal husbandry, fodder production, livestock and breeding selection.
  • Focus 3: “Farmers’ cooperatives and marketing” Establish farmers’ economic organisations to improve local products and marketing.
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Support of schools, students, teachers and parents to incorporate innovations that improve the quality of education. The schools plan the innovation project based on following core points:

  • Focus 1: “Food Security“: Schools set up school kitchens and dining rooms, build greenhouses and raise chickens and guinea pigs, promote healthy habits, set up wash areas and ecological dry toilets. School children participate in health prevention campaigns. Waste collection points are created and schools are cleaned regularly.
  • Focus 2: “Improving infrastructure and school area“: With simple means students, teachers and parents improve the school infrastructure: build an outer wall, build playgrounds, sports fields, outdoor learning areas, make walkways and stairs safer and cleaner, plant gardens and trees. Use recycled materials to decorate the classrooms and the school grounds.
  • Focus 3: “Development of capacities and skills“: Empower schools to set up small business projects aligned with the government’s education policies, training in marketing and implementing projects in schools, annual Suyana School Fair.
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Support of municipalities to implement and institutionalise the Programme Healthy Municipality.

Focus 1.- Implementation of projects for the protection and management of water sources in communities.
Focus 2.- Implementation of afforestation and/or reforestation projects in communities.
Focus 3.- Implementation of projects in integral solid waste management in communities.

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For more information get in touch with:

ursula.kuhn@suyana.ch

Ursula Kuhn
Ursula Kuhn

Executive Chairwoman

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