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Massive Development Support campaign developed in the Colombo-Ecuadorian border

August 08, 2018

Massive Development Support campaign developed in the Colombo-Ecuadorian border Over three thousand people benefited from this activity led by the Military Forces of both countries
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The communities of Tallamb in Nario and El Chical in Ecuador accessed medical services in different specialties, as well as leisure and recreational activities, thanks to a joint work of the Colombian Military Forces and the National Army of Ecuador.
The Military Forces, through the National Army and its Third Division and the Integral Action and Development Support Command, seek to bring goods and services to meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable communities across the country.

For this reason, through joint work with the Army of Ecuador and in coordination with the Manos Pintadas de Azul Foundation and the Cumbal City Hall, the soldiers of the Colombian National Army arrived at the villages of Tallamb in Nario and El Chical in Tulcn (Ecuador) to provide nearly three thousand people with an extraordinary offer of medical services such as: general medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, physiotherapy, dentistry, psychology, pediatrics, nutrition, cytology, traumatology, phonoaudiology, otorhinolaryngology, obstetrics, gynecology, among others.

The director of Manos Pintadas de Azul, Ricardo Barrero-Medina, said: The National Army has brought us to this place which we were unable to visit before. Thanks to them and to the doctors who have left their families and work aside for this weekend, we can bring health to those who need it most. We have attended people who had not accessed health services for a while.

In addition, the inhabitants of the indigenous communities of Tallamb and El Chircal, also benefited from the delivery of more than 1,000 donations including toys, cloths, footwear, school kits and sports kits.

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Yesid Pea-Ramrez, of the Integral Action and Development Support Command, said: This was a very important activity developed jointly by Ecuador and Colombia, where we tried to supply the basic needs of the communities on the border. Over 2,000 people benefited from health services and the delivery of more than three tons of aids, gifts and donations.

Similarly, Hctor Herber Cantincuz-Daz, a resident of the community, said: Everything has been great, everything we are receiving now and all the medical attention has been very good; there are no delays and we are very well. You encourage us to continue working here, within our territory.

The campaign also offered recreational activities, games, facial paint and clown shows, giving the children of the community a different space for healthy recreation and fun thanks to our heroes of the Integral Action Battalion No. 3.

In this way, our Military Forces will continue contributing to the social recovery of the territory through the Unified Action of the State and bringing progress and development to the communities that need it most.