MEDLIFE's First Mobile Clinic at the Women's Penitentiary in Lima - MEDLIFE

MEDLIFE’s First Mobile Clinic at the Women’s Penitentiary in Lima

Introducing our newest initiative: the Volunteer Penitentiary program, where compassion meets empowerment. From Thursday, July 20 to Friday, July 21, 2017, MEDLIFE embarked on its inaugural mobile clinic with the Santa Monica Women’s Penitentiary in Lima, Peru.

Empowering Women’s Health

Over these two days, our focus was solely on women’s health. The first day commenced with a series of educational sessions covering various crucial topics, including safe sex practices, identification of cervical cancer risks and warning signs, and guidance on regular self-breast examinations.

Education and Empowerment

These educational sessions not only imparted essential knowledge but also fostered a sense of empowerment among the women, equipping them with the tools to take charge of their own health and well-being.

Action and Support

Moving into the second day of the clinic, the women were offered Pap smear exams and gynecological consultations. This proactive approach allowed us to identify and address a wide range of health concerns, ensuring that no issue went unnoticed or untreated.

Continued Commitment

But our commitment doesn’t end there. In August, MEDLIFE will return to the prison to deliver the Pap smear results and conduct breast cancer screenings.

Impact and Transformation

Through our Volunteer Penitentiary program, we strive not only to provide essential medical services but also to empower women within the prison system, giving them the tools and support they need to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives.

Looking Ahead

As we continue this journey, we invite you to join us in making a difference – one clinic, one woman, one life at a time. Together, let’s create a future where everyone has access to quality healthcare and the opportunity to thrive.

14-12-0304MEDLIFE partered with local health professionals to host the recent mobile clinic.


14-12-0307Attendees take notes during the first educational session of the day.


14-12-0374One of the attendees expresses a concern regarding breast cancer.

14-12-0381During the clinic, brand new toothbrushes were also provided for the children of all patients.


Volunteer PenitentiaryMEDLIFE Nurse, Janet Ludeña demonstrates the process of a Pap smear exam.


Volunteer PenitentiaryThe women discuss their previous knowledge of breast and cervical cancer and look for connections in what they already know.


Volunteer PenitentiaryTwo of the educational session attendees practice performing a self breast exam.


Volunteer PenitentiaryMEDLIFE interns, Julia and Crystal, prepare one of the examination rooms.


Volunteer PenitentiaryMelissa, another MEDLIFE summer intern, mans the pharmacy station during clinic.


Volunteer PenitentiaryJanet and MEDLIFE intern, Brandy, take patient’s background information before their consultations.


Volunteer Penitentiary