Primary Health Care

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We work to strengthen primary health care in rural Guatemala. This means partnering with indigenous communities to identify health needs and to provide home-based and community-centered care.

We believe that primary care must be about both prevention and treatment. It most include both medical care and health education. And it must foster enduring commitments to those who suffer from long-term illnesses and disabilities.

Women’s Health

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We know that women have diverse medical needs. We provide primary care for all women, including family planning, cancer screening and treatment, pregnancy care, treatment of sexually transmitted infections, and management of chronic illnesses.

We are especially skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer, which is a leading cause of death in Guatemala.

We work to reduce maternal mortality through prenatal care, midwife and patient education, and the use of new technologies.

The Complete Child

Children in rural Guatemala deserve the world’s best medical care. Our organization is recognized as a leader in the field of nutrition. Our malnutrition programs are among the most thoughtful in Guatemala. We help other organizations in Guatemala to implement their own nutrition programs, and we conduct nutrition research funded by institutions like Grand Challenges Canada.

At the same time, we recognize that child health is about more than just nutrition. Our expert clinicians provide world-class care for children with complex illnesses such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, seizure disorders, and cancer.

Chronic Disease Care

We are revolutionizing the care of chronic diseases in rural Guatemala.

Our approach to chronic disease care integrates clinical care, health education, and linguistic and cultural sensitivity.

We are experts in the management of numerous adult and pediatric chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, kidney failure, epilepsy, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Medical Referral and Accompaniment

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We stop at nothing to get our patients the health care they need and deserve. We have pioneered an innovative referral system for patients living with complex disease in rural Guatemala.

We successfully treat congenital heart disease, inborn errors of metabolism, end-stage kidney disease, complex surgical cases, and advanced cancers.

Our team of case managers speak Mayan languages and do whatever it takes to overcome the barriers to health care for our indigenous patients.

Clean Water

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Water is the foundation of life, and the availability of clean drinking water is a human right.

This is why we install and maintain thousands of innovative point-of-use water systems in our patients’ homes and in the communities where we work.