Conducted a needs assessment in 6 jungle villages on Napo River
Began delivery of medicines and supplies on first and subsequent trips, expanding to 28 villages
Continuing to impact 6,000+ people
Instituted Amazon Women’s Sewing Project with first delivery of 20 sewing machines to Orellana, with later delivery of 6 specialty machines and supplies
Initiated Automotive Program for Ciudad de los Niños Children’s Home in Lima to teach orphaned boys new skills
Provided medical supplies and humanitarian aid after earthquake in Ica/Chincha, Peru and in Haiti
Launched Norma Louise Stainsby Memorial Scholarship Fund to educate young people from the jungle in health careers
Began Shoes Program with first delivery providing more than 600 pairs of shoes to people in the jungle, with later delivery of 1000 pairs from Share Your Soles charity
and 6 Specialty Machines
Began two year contract with Consortium Lot 8 Health Global Framework, Rome, Italy
Launched Copa DB Peru, a health fair and soccer tournament for 23 jungle villages – to date more than 3000 attendees have been educated on 30 public health education classes, such as first aid, back safety, snake bites, and safe water.
Welcomed Robyn Flemming from Johns Hopkins University, Bologna, Italy into Internship Program
Signed a convenio, a contract with the Minister of Health of Peru outlining our program work, our responsibilities, and their agreement and responsibilities to support our mission
Signed a letter of agreement with SIS, the Peruvian government insurance for the disadvantaged outlining DB Peru’s role in the transport of specimens and results to and from Lima
Began project on Gender-Based Violence program
Received the first grant from the American Women’s Literary Club of Lima, Peru for sponsorship of one student in scholarship program
Received grant from the World Bank with University College of London for $150,000 for Gender-Based Violence Project
Published article by Medical Director Dr. Geordan Shannon and co-authored by Diana Bowie, Somos Iquales? in Journal of Global Health Action
Initiated program on Palliative Care in the jungle remote settings with Dr. Sara Warzecka
Accepted Yale University graduate Paul Holden for a 10-month internship
DB Peru partnered with the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences at Somerset County Vocational and Technical School in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey for the project Developing Global Awareness on Health Issues in Indigenous Regions of Latin America. The project received an award from the Committee of Teaching About the United Nations Conference (CTAUN) entitled “Stepping Up to Protect the World’s Children” at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
Diana Bowie was guest speaker at the International Conference of Dining for Women, Knowledge is Power, in Washington DC. The topic was The Delivery of Services at the Last Mile; Challenges and Opportunities.
DB Peru published a health education booklet, Enfermidades y Tratamientos más comunes in el Bajo Napo, specifically for the people in the lower Napo River villages.
Diana Bowie participated in a report with Devex and the Toyota Mobility Foundation to research important work around mobility with the international development community across the economic development, health, education, agriculture and transportation sectors.
At the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, Diana Bowie was guest speaker at the Economic Club of Nashville.