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 2018
were assisted through the Healthcare Program
comprise the Healthcare Program
received subsequent training
received pre-natal support services.
in Medical Clinics
through the Healthcare Volunteers project
with complete actions of Nutritional Recovery