Archive For Sarah Messmer

150 Pap Smears and Counting!

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Cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women of reproductive age in Guatemala.  By the time symptoms appear, it is usually too late to cure and leads to the death of many young women, often in their 30s and 40s.  Pap smears have been an effective screening…

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Women’s Health Classes

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Yoli (our nurse educator) and I are currently working on version 2.0 of our women’s health curriculum–an updated version of the curriculum that our previous nurse, Herlinda, had been using to teach women in the communities.  Yoli has extensive experience teaching women’s health in a variety of different…

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Introducing Sarah Messmer

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Wuqu’ Kawoq is thrilled to welcome Sarah Messmer as a long-term intern. While Sarah is in Guatemala for the next ten months she will be blogging about her work in our women’s health program. Hi! I am Sarah Messmer, and I will be spending 10 months in Guatemala…

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