Spirit of Wellness mission to support communities begins with a recognition that poor physical health is often a barrier to grasping opportunities. As the pandemic spread, mask distribution and hygiene information became a priority. We are now working to expand on those practices with wellness checks.
The North Coast of Ecuador was hard-hit by the pandemic. With vaccines in short supply, one of the only defenses against disease transmission is the wearing of face masks. Spirit of Wellness provided the community with masks to help with efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
In addition to masks, information about proper hygiene and social distancing was vital to the efforts to reduce illness. Spirit of Wellness contributed resources to the printing of information essential to keeping the community healthy.
With the opening of the Olón field office and the support of volunteer nurse, Dena, Spirit of Wellness will begin offering blood pressure and glucose testing in January 2022. Dena will also supply tips on healthy eating and exercise to help reduce the alarming rates of high blood pressure and diabetes found in the community.