Health promotion in the Argentine Patagonia by Dr Cesar Berenstein

Preventive musical tour of Dr. César Berenstein and “Los Guardianes del Botiquín” [the kit guardians]

Our motto is to promote health as an optimistic fact, instead of preventing diseases that takes us to the nightmare of picturing us as ill. They want to stimulate the population with changes of habit to improve their lives more than generating fear for the events we want to avoid.

Taking advantage of the World Heart Day, Dr. César Berenstein, cardiologist in El Bolsón (Río Negro province) together with two musician friends, Gabriel Lezcano and Marco Duarte, with whom he formed the band “Los Guardianes del Botiquín”, decided to go on tour for three days and almost 600km route, along the Comarca Andina of Parallel 42, in the Argentine Patagonia. They made seven talks in six localities of  Río Negro province and Chubut, acting in the Public School N°140 Almafuerte of El Bolsón, in the Retirement Community of Bariloche, in Lehuen Clinics in Epuyén, in the Public Library of El Maitén, Multi Uses Salon of the municipality of Ñorquinco  and the Hospital of Cholila.  A snowstorm hindered us from ending out tour in Esquel. Most of these small localities have limited access to information and media; others are small towns of the Patagonian mountain range.

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