DB Peru’s

2002

6

villages

Conducted a needs assessment in 6 jungle villages on Napo River

28

villages

Began delivery of medicines and supplies on first and subsequent trips, expanding to 28 villages

6000

people

Continuing to impact 6,000+ people

2003

Received formal 501c3 Status in USA and Non-Governmental Organization status in Peru

Began delivery of medical treatment in temporary clinics in jungle villages

2004

Began annual classes for midwife and local health workers taught by local physicians, educating to date more than 300 people to provide primary health care and safe delivery of babies

Midwife Classes

Health Worker Classes

2005

Installed the first of two radios and solar panels in jungle villages – currently oversee maintenance of 8 radio systems

Began annual Chocolotada Christmas parties

Radios & Solar Panels

2006

Formed Board of Directors in USA

Delivered major shipment of equipment for government clinic in Mazan and continues to supply equipment to 4 clinics and hospitals in the area

Launched three new programs to provide reading glasses, stretchers, and dental care

2007

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

20

Sewing Machines

and 6 Specialty Machines

600

Pairs of Shoes

1st Delivery

1000

Pairs of Shoes

2nd Delivery

2008

Began Internship Program with Emilie Fay from University of Rochelle, France

Developed DB Peru Code of Ethics

2009

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

2010

Performed rapid response to Haiti earthquake

Completed construction of an elementary school at Caritas Felices, a home for sexually-abused girls located in Pachacamac, Lima

2011

Launched a sustainable program for access to medicines in villages with Minister of Health

Initiated Women’s Project to offer screening and education for breast and cervical cancer for women

Formed Lima Community Advisory Board

Began first annual dental clinic in the villages, with more than 600 extractions, fillings and prophylaxis performed

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings

1st Annual Dental Clinic

2012

Celebrated 10th Anniversary of improving healthcare knowledge and conditions for people living in Peru, as accomplished through working with more than 100 medical and graduate student volunteers from universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, University of Colorado, and more than 500 volunteers from around the world.

2013

Launched Facebook page – DBPERU ORG

Began research study on women’s knowledge and perceptions of cervical cancer

2014

Received grant from Asociación de Conyuges Diplomaticos Acreditados en Perú for dental chair

Received resolution from SUNAT (Tax agency in Peru) to issue certificates of donation

2015

Signed contract with the Denver School of Nursing to provide clinical rotations for senior nursing students

Medical Director Geordan Shannon represented DB Peru by speaking at the EUROGIN International conference on cervical cancer in Sevilla, Spain.

Dr. Shannon was guest speaker at the National Institutes of Health International Conference on Cancer Screening Network in Rotterdam, Holland.

Initiated the ABCS Women’s Project - Amazon Community Based Participation Cervical Cancer Screen and Treatments

Received grant from Dining for Women $42,000 – Women’s Health

Grant received from United States Embassy Association of Lima, Peru – Women’s Health

Received grant from St. Isidore’s Catholic Church – Care of the Newborn

Volunteer Laura Frost published an article in ARUP magazine featuring DB Peru and climate change.

Diana Bowie was featured in an article by the Guardian newspaper.

APCI registration - Agencia Peruano Cooperacion Internacional

Initiated program for teaching first-time mothers about the birth process

Initiated program for midwives about helping newborn babies to breathe

2016

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

2017

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

2018

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.