Medical care Saquitacaj and Santa Apolonia

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Today we coordinated a number of different medical activities. One of our teams went to visit victims of the landslides in several aldeas in the municipality of Santa Apolonia. This work was closely coordinated with the Santa Apolonia Catholic Parish which has been helping to lead relief efforts there. The most tragic visit was to provide medical care to the two surviving members of a family of eleven whose home was buried by a landslide.

The other team went to provide medical care to families housed in the relief shelter in Saquitacaj. Strikingly, these families are relatively healthy which much less diarrhea than we encountered in Paquip. We think this is a success story, as we were able to respond very quickly last week in this aldea and delivered Q Beta water filters to all those who had their homes disrupted.