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December 23, 2013

A priority for the Association Amazonia is to provide a healthcare service for the
approximately 500 caboclo inhabitants of the wider River Jauaperi area. In 1995 AA built a health post
in Xixuau and began a project for combating malaria. Through an agreement with the FNS (National
Health Agency) of Amazonas, and several Italian Universities, a professional nurse was trained and
brought to the Jauaperi. As a result, malaria is almost eradicated from the region with a decrease in
cases of more then 95% and is now kept under control by a local technician. Other recurring health
problems have also been addressed including:

• Intestinal parasites - five wells were dug in the communities along the Jauperi River and latrines
were build in Xixuau village;
• Dental decay – an oral hygiene education programme was introduced and visits by volunteer
dentists are organised;
• Food security - a vegetable garden was set-up in Xixuau village, with financial assistance of Italian
charity Aiutare i Bambini Onlus.

Since 2000 a Brazilian nurse has been employed full-time at the health post, providing assistance for
the inhabitants of the entire region. Currently the AA is working on an agreement with the regional
health agency of Amazonas and Roraima, which will provide training for five local people to become
nurses and malaria control technicians. The project, named Talia, has been financed by the Italian
photo-editing company GRIN.



Other recurring health problems have also been addressed including:
• Intestinal parasites - five wells were dug in the communities along the Jauperi River
and latrines were build in Xixuau village;

• Dental decay – an oral hygiene education programme was introduced and visits by
volunteer dentists are organised;

• Food security - a vegetable garden was set-up in Xixuau village, with financial
assistance of Italian charity Aiutare i Bambini Onlus.


Since 2000 a Brazilian nurse has been employed full-time at the health post, providing
assistance for the inhabitants of the entire
region. Currently the AA is working on an agreement with the regional health agency of Amazonas and
Roraima, which will provide training for five
local people to become nurses and malaria control technicians. The project, named Talia, has been
financed by the Italian photo-editing company
GRIN.


   
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