This medical brigade will be seeing and treating ~100 women and children a day in 4 rural, indigenous Guatemalan communities in the highlands of Alta Verapaz. The team will be providing much needed direct care to families who have little or no access to quality healthcare. The barriers to health care include distance to health facility, lack of economic means to travel and pay for care, time away from subsistence living, education on danger signs of health (diarrhea, pregnancy, malnutrition, pneumonia, etc), lack of confidence in poorly funded and stocked health facility, among many others.
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Goals and Objectives
This team will work with the community of Chamil, a remote community outside of Coban, Guatemala to provide healthcare servcies and to build improved latrines.
Objective 1: Reduce the incidence and improve case management of pneumonia in children under 2 years old.
Objective 2: Reduce the incidence and improve case management of childhood diarrhea in children under 2 years old.
Objective 3: Reduce stunting and underweight in children under 5 years old.
Objective 4: Improve health of pregnant women and mothers.
Team Members and Donations
This team includes Lindy Foehringer, Brittn Grey, Lin Grey, Tim Grey, Denise Latimer, Lily Lo, Julie Moore, Becky Overland, Angela Pratt, Tom Rath, Kirsten Redborg and Dana Shepherd. Some of these team members may have personal fundraising pages. If so, you may donate on the personal page and you'll find a link on the right side column of this page under Fundraisers. If not, you can still make a donation to the team by clicking the Donate Now button, above.