Medical care for the disadvantaged in Cartagena de Indias

22,000 people are seen at the Juan Felipe IPS Medical Center

Medical care for the disadvantaged in  Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) Medical care for the disadvantaged in  Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) play

The Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar Foundation, with the support of Fundación MAPFRE, carries out this project aimed at directly benefitting 22,000 people in extreme poverty, children and adolescent mothers, through comprehensive medical attention received at its Juan Felipe IPS Medical Centre, which the foundation has been running since 2005.

The main objective of the program is to reduce infant mortality and to empower adolescent mothers to break the circle of poverty in which they live. To that aim, services offered by the Health Centre range from workshops on sex education and reproductive health to gynecological, pediatric or dental check-ups, as well as vaccination, delivery of medicine, consultations regarding nutrition, etc.

The Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar Foundation is committed to the maxim of absolute respect for human dignity. Springing from this, the Juan Felipe IPS Medical Centre focuses on activities aimed at the prevention of medical conditions and the importance of acquiring healthy life habits. 

The Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar Foundation is a non-profit organization which, since 2001, has been working to improve the living conditions of children and adolescents in situations of poverty in the city of Cartagena de Indias.