Staff Spotlight: Meet Sandy!

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  Name Sandy Birthday November 24 Nahual (Mayan sign) Iq’, which represents wind and rain. Hometown Comalapa How long have you been with Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK)? For 2 years. What do you like to do in your free time? I like to be with my family. What is…

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A Day with Wuqu’ Kawoq and Mayan Families

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Our wonderful nutrition educator, Karyn, held a class in San Antonio Palopó, Solola near Lake Atitlán, with a community of Mayan mothers last week. She explained the importance of proper nutrition and healthy eating for their families and children. Nutrition is especially important for young children from birth…

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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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Food Security Crisis in Guatemala Intensifies

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Acute-on-Chronic Food Insecurity in Guatemala The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) released a report this week predicting a food security crisis in Central America in early 2015 due to a prolonged drought. FEWS NET was created by USAID in the 1980s and provides analysis and early warnings on issues pertaining…

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