Access to quality Health Care should not depend on where you live or how privileged you are.
Once COPA started working in La Hoya, it became apparent that there were health issues in the community and the local government did not have the resources to provide facilities. A health clinic was constructed at the same time as the school in Bombita and a clinic was added to the campus in La Hoya. The local government then provided Dominican doctors and nurses, who now work in the busy clinics. In the past COPA recruited a Health Adviser to provide support and training to the Dominican health care professionals, however, they have now become self sufficient and only need minimal intervention.
Recently, a focus on health education in the schools and within community groups has helped to raise awareness of personal hygiene, the need to drink clean water and identify and treat common illnesses and diseases.