Archive For Neftali Sacuj

Child Nutrition – After the First 1000 Days

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I’m certain that all readers on the site (Global Health Hub) have heard of the Thousand Days concept. This is the notion that children are especially vulnerable to the effects of malnutrition and illness from conception up until they reach two years of age and that interventions targeted…

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Health for all women

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Even though our work with women’s health in Guatemala began with our efforts to support midwives and expand services for women during pregnancy and delivery, we recognize that this is not enough. Focusing only on the needs of women during pregnancy – or during their reproductive years –…

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Improving nutrition through education

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Dear friends, as I’ve written to you frequently over the last few years, we’ve been working hard to complement the core activities of this program, which include medical care and nutritional supplementation, with additional educational and support activities for mothers and fathers of young children. Although education can’t…

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Mi cumpleaños en el calendario Maya!

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Este 13 de julio es el dia Oxlajuj K’at, mi cumpleaños en el calendario Maya, y es muy especial porque al mismo tiempo es mi 13 ciclo en el calendario Maya de estar trabajando en Guatemala. Para celebrar, estoy solicitando donaciones a la institucion Wuqu’ Kawoq, en la…

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Get to know our Staff: Yolanda

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This post by our medical students Sarah Messmer and Sarah Nelson Sarah and I decided that we should spend a little time interviewing our amazing Guatemalan staff so that all of Wuqu’ Kawoq’s supporters can get to know their personalities a bit better. We started with Yoli, our…

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Graduation Day!

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Sexual health is often an embarrassing topic of discussion—whether in a high school classroom in the US or in a rural community in Guatemala. A few months ago during our initial women’s health class with this group of women, we were met with silence, blank stares, or muffled…

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Reducing Malnutrition by 50%!

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I’ve spent the last few weeks in front of a computer looking at child growth data. It may sound boring, but actually it has been pretty exciting to have the time to do these interim analyses of our community nutrition programs. These programs, as many of you who…

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WK volunteer receives prestigious fellowship.

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Caitlin Baird is a graduate fellow in anthropology at the University of Florida and a Wuqu’ Kawoq volunteer. She has recently been awarded the Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Fellowship to complete her dissertation fieldwork. The IAF Grassroots is a competitive fellowship that focuses on projects that stress collaboration with…

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Community Health Workers – History and Future

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Jonathan Maupin is an associate professor of anthropology at Arizona State University. For the last decade, he has dedicated his research program to studying the history of community health worker (CHW) programs in Latin America. He has a deeply personal connection to this movement, since his grandfather was…

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