Our team at Maya Health Alliance includes an active research group, the Center for Research in Indigenous Health (Centro de Investigación en La Salud Indígena), which studies how best to design and deliver healthcare services in rural, indigenous communities in Guatemala.
Learn more about how Maya Health’s innovative approaches and research benefit global health:
Around the world, speakers of indigenous languages have worse health outcomes. However, they are often excluded from research opportunities, because working in indigenous languages can be challenging. We are leaders in Guatemala in conducting healthcare and health research in local Mayan languages.
Read our opinion piece on the ethical imperative of working in indigenous languages in Lancet Global Health here.
Maya Health Board President Brent Henderson on the power of providing healthcare in Mayan Languages:
“Maya Health Alliance’s innovative programs to end child malnutrition
September 11, 2018
“Maya Health Alliance collaborating with midwives to save the lives of women with smartphone technology“
August 26, 2018
“Maya Health Alliance collaborating with the microfinance organization Friendship Bridge to provide healthcare to women”
March 26, 2018
“Maya Health Alliance working to save the lives of women with smartphone technology”
September 5, 2017
“Good systems can create and then take advantage of lucky circumstances… This is everywhere. That’s why we talk about global health.”
October 3, 2015
“If you want to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala this is how you do it: Feed kids and feed them early before they get malnourished.”
December 14, 2010
Lolmay Pedro Garcia of the Kaqchikel Linguistic Community talks about how you can use the social network Facebook in Kaqchikel.
August 8, 2012
The ability to use Facebook in Kakchiquel “helps preserve our language and identity”
August 9, 2012
“If we NGOs can work in partnership, our efforts and money will be better distributed, and the populations we serve will get the services in health and education they urgently need.”
October 26, 2011