DB Peru’s core mission is to provide medical treatment and care to the people in the villages along the lower Napo River. This international volunteer effort includes doctors, nurses, nurse midwives and technicians working along side local healthcare professionals in the jungle. Temporary clinics are most often set up in the village schoolhouses. Medicines and supplies are either donated by private persons or businesses, or purchased from the Minister of Health in Peru.
All patients are registered and most of the healthcare needs are addressed in the villages. Those with chronic conditions, more serious illnesses or injuries receive follow up visits. However, when patients are in urgent need of more advanced care and treatment, they are transported to local clinics and/or hospitals.