Sierra Project Foundation has participated in health service trips in addition to our work of sending medicine to Ecuador and publishing health comics. In August 2015, we conducted a health survey in three different locations in Manabi province, asking 70 youth questions on school, health issues they have learned, and basic information. That study (which is attached below) helped guide us during the genesis of our comic book program.
All medical information in our comics is sourced from the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and similar organizations. We also use the medical expertise of students and doctors to guide our group. Our comics are not meant to diagnose medical problems, but rather to educate youth on such problems, prevention, symptoms, and the effects of such issues.
Manabi Province, August 2015: Health study