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.
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 Alliance | Wuqu’ Kawoq and partners work to deliver accessible information about the coronavirus across communities in rural Guatemala. June 1, 2020
Maya Health Alliance | Wuqu’ Kawoq supplies personal protective equipment to return health care workers from the University of San Carlos to their rural posts. May 7, 2020
Awardees of the Open Innovation Challenge include the Connected GuateVida telemedicine project. April 22, 2020
The Connected GuateVida telemedicine project was one of seven selected from more than 240 submitted for the government’s challenge for projects addressing COVID-19. April 16, 2020
Maya Health Alliance|Wuqu’ Kawoq has developed a cell phone app that helps midwives save mothers’ and babies’ lives. January 12, 2020
Maya Health Alliance|Wuqu’ Kawoq’s efforts targeting cervical cancer are featured in New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof’s alternative holiday gift guide. November 30, 2019
Maya Health Alliance | Wuqu' Kawoq nutrition programs are the focus of Sabores Unidos, an annual fundraising dinner organized by AmCham and United Way Guatemala. October 17, 2019
smartphone technology August 26, 2018