DSC_0011In 1998 I began the first Armonia Health Promotion class. I prepared lectures on infectious diseases, pneumonia, respiratory problems, parasitic infections, diarrhea and dehydration issues and went to Mexico to hold my first class with about 25 students.
The next year I enlisted two other doctors, David Burkley, M.D. and Karen Bender, M.D. and my wife Jane. The four of us taught health care and health promotion for seven years.

One of the students, to my amazement, said “This is the best opportunity to learn I have ever had”. His thirst for knowledge was humbling and helped me to understand that education meant empowerment, a release from poverty and a better life. Armonia Ministries, and Saul Cruz, have understood and used this principle over the last 20 years. Now in Oaxaca his student residence and high school program is in full swing. Already nine students have entered University.

From these Health Promotion classes, and observations of progress I came to understand the meaning of “Paso a Paso”. Progress in improving the health of a poor population and in education and empowerment of the poor must occur slowly and deliberately, “Step by Step”. Paso a Paso. My Blog is named “Paso a Paso” to drive home this point.

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2 Responses to “Armonia Health Promotion”

  1. ALEJANDRO NEYRA Says:

    HOLA MI QUERIDO SALUL BUENAS TARDES

    SOY ALEJANDRO NEYRA DE INCREMENTO A MISIONES AC

    TE MANDE LA INVITACION FORMAL DE CONGRESO DE PASTORES DEL LOS DIAS 5 Y 6 DE NOVIEMBRE DE ESTE AÑO, DONDE YA LO HABIAMOS AGENDADO, PERO NO HE TENIDO NOTICIAS TUYAS YA QUE TENGO EL TEMA DEL CONGRESO Y ME GUSTARIA PLATICAR CONTIGO.

    SALUDA ME A TU ESPOSA Y QUE DIOS ME LOS BENDIGA

    BYE

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