HEALTHCARE

Cervical cancer kills 700 Guatemalan women a year. Lesbia has been fighting for years to increase its prevention. After receiving training in FUNDAP in 2016, she became involved in training, counseling, and health promotion in her community. Her motto is clear: “a timely diagnosis saves women”.

LESBIA ARGUETA, HEALTHCARE VOLUNTEER

WHO WE ARE

We are a FUNDAP program that was constituted in 2001, and dedicated to the design, validation, and execution of health projects oriented to: 1) the generation of capacities in the population for the prevention of diseases, through the training of qualified personnel for basic care in health; and 2) primary medical attention, emphasizing maternal and child health and education in family nutrition, respecting the right to life and human dignity.

WHAT WE DO

Our goal is to generate a culture for the prevention of diseases and self-care, as basic elements for human development. Regulated by the motto “knowing how to save lives”, we focus our initiatives on the prevention of diseases and on the generation of basic conditions that allow individuals and families to access new levels of development. The two columns on which our actions are built are: the training of health agents who can meet basic needs at the community level and work with families as the first responsible parties for the health of its members.

HOW WE WORK

With the vision of educating the population in preventive health and providing accessible health services to the lowest income sectors, the Healthcare Program has established its permanent actions grouped into two sectors: the health education sector that seeks the qualification of personnel in health and maternal and child specialization; the primary health care sector, whose strategic axes are maternal and child care, the provision of first aid and basic care, health education and family nutrition.

The supported area has an extension of 21,611 Km2 (13,428 Square miles), which represent 19.84% of the Guatemalan territory.

Results of 2019

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PEOPLE

were assisted through the Healthcare Program

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COLABORATORS

comprise the Healthcare Program

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FORMER STUDENTS

received subsequent training

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GESTATIONAL WOMEN

received pre-natal support services.

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PEOPLE ASSISTED

in Medical Clinics

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PEOPLE EDUCATED

through the Healthcare Volunteers project

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CHILDREN ATTENDED

with complete actions of Nutritional Recovery

OUR OFFICES

HEALTHCARE HEADQUARTERS

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

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ACTIONS

Healthcare Program
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Nursing Assistants
This program offers a model of technical education in health, recognized and accredited by the Ministry of Public Health. The program trains nursing assistants with community level and maternal and child specialty, to be agents of basic and preventive health education, trained for primary curative care in rural areas.
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Medical Clinics
These basic health care centers, located in convergent cities, provide care, especially to women and children, through general consultation services, pediatric consultations, prenatal check-ups, and general medical follow-ups. Medical conferences are also organized in rural communities in the area of influence.
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Health Volunteers
We train volunteer healthcare advocates in rural and peri-urban communities in the west of the country. This program lasts 10 months and is focused on training graduates to provide first aid care, training, counseling, and timely referral in primary health areas, allowing them to be able to access the health services of their community.
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Nutritional Recovery
The goal of this initiative is to identify, care for, and provide follow-up to vulnerable people who are at risk due to their nutritional situation. There are two strategies: A) María Project, contributes to the nutritional health of pregnant mothers, influencing the intrauterine formation and growth phase; B) Sebastiana Project, which serves children between 6 months to 5 years of age who suffer from malnutrition.

OUR OFFICES

HEALTHCARE HEADQUARTERS

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

  • Address: 3ra. Calle 15-16, zona 1
  • Phone: (502) 7794-2300
  • Office hours: 8:00 – 18:00
  • Email: salud@fundap.com.gt

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