Jarabacoa, Santiago, Santo Domingo
VAW does its medical outreach in the communities of Jarabacoa, a small municipality in La Vega, one of the 31 provinces of the Dominican Republic. Jarabacoa is in the slightly urban but mountainous region of northwest Dominican Republic. Some communities we visit are composed of the rural poor, while others are more urban. However, because of its proximity to Haiti, we sometimes see seriously ill patients who cross the border to have some access to health care.