Archive for Maya Health Alliance

The Role of Mayan Languages in Cancer Care and Research in Guatemala

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A Maya patient at a national hospital in Guatemala. Photo courtesy of Rob Tinworth. One day in January, I helped a Guatemalan staff physician see patients at a Wuqu’ Kawoq clinical site in Guatemala. Wuqu’ Kawoq is a non-governmental organization that provides health care and development services for rural Maya communities in Guatemala. A young indigenous…

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Success, Smiles, and a Saved Life

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Results that Matter,Results you can see! A beautiful success story! Impact is important yet difficult to measure, and it can be even more difficult to really see. We are thrilled to bring you Gustavo, a baby boy who is growing and thriving because of donors like you! In…

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Language Revitalization and Development Work

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Exciting New Publication from our team on Language Revitalization and Development Work! Listen to Kaqchikel Maya Spoken Here! An excerpt from the publication: The relationship between language revitalization and development work should now be obvious: the causes of language shift and endangerment are exactly the social, economic, and…

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A Day In the Life…

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…of Two Medical Students with Wuqu’ Kawoq – Maya Health Alliance David (4th year Harvard Medical student) and Nora (4th year Mayo Clinic Medical student) are spending a year in Guatemala work with us. Here is a day in their life… On Monday morning, Nora and I set…

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