Archive For Anne Kraemer-Diaz

From Rhode Island to Tecpán

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Good afternoon! ¡Buenas tardes! Xqi q’aj k’a! In the first few weeks I have spent in Guatemala, I have already grown to love the country: the beauty of the mountains in every direction, the friendly and warm people, and the chance to learn about the rich multilingual and…

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Puente: Bridging the Gap

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“Puente” translates to “bridge” – a fitting name for Wuqu’ Kawoq’s newest partnership with Friendship Bridge. For the majority of rural, indigenous women, there are currently no opportunities to address their own health needs. This is why we joined with Puente de Amistad to create a program focusing…

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Peter from the Plane

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Our Chief Medical Office, Dr. Peter Rohloff, spends two weeks per month in Guatemala and the rest of his days teaching at Harvard Medical School, working the night shift at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital, writing articles and reading books. Busy? We think not!…

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Why we Give to Maya Health Alliance

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Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with some of our incredible Maya Health Allies, Jim and Linda Farley, from Texas. They have been generous team members and I wanted to understand why their hearts were called to our work in Guatemala. Here is what Linda and Jim had…

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New Publication: Implications of Gender on Child Nutrition

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Check out our newest publication by our research team! “Implications of gender and household roles in Indigenous Maya communities in Guatemala for child nutrition interventions” in the International Journal of Indigenous Health. By: Heather Wehr, Anita Chary, Meghan Farley Webb, and Peter Rohloff ABSTRACT: Guatemala’s Indigenous Maya population…

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Why I Volunteer with Maya Health: Forging Bonds

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Initially, I wanted to volunteer with Wuqu’ Kawoq – Maya Health Alliance because I desired more experience working in global health before I started a residency program, and I had heard great things about Wuqu’ Kawoq at my medical school. Before collaborating with Wuqu’ Kawoq, I’d been working on…

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