Medical care for people with limited resources in Cartagena de Indias

18,000 people are seen at the Juan Felipe Medical Center

Medical care for people with limited resources in Cartagena de Indias Medical care for people with limited resources in Cartagena de Indias

The Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar Foundation, with the support of Fundación MAPFRE, is carrying out the project named “Improving Living Conditions of People in Vulnerable Situations in Cartagena de Indias through Comprehensive Health Intervention.” Thanks to this project, 18,000 people of limited resources and in situations of vulnerability receive medical attention at the Juan Felipe IPS Medical Center, which the foundation has been running since 2005.

The medical center focuses on reducing infant mortality and in taking care of and strengthening the situation of teenage mothers so that they break the circle of poverty in which they live. Therefore, the center focuses particularly on the areas of education, health, nutrition or sex education.

The Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar Foundation does not only work to safeguard patients’ conditions, but also offers comprehensive medical attention to improve their health and to respect the human dignity of those who find themselves in the most unfavorable of economic situations.

The Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar Foundation has been improving the living conditions of children and mothers in the city of Cartagena de Indias since 2001.