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Crowdfunding for Global Health: a novel solution or temporary fix? 

By Elizabeth Sherwin and Katia Cnop Elizabeth Sherwin was the Watsi Fellow working with Maya Health Alliance in Guatemala for 2016-2017. Katia Cnop is a Read More

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Q&A with Rob Tinworth, director of The Life Equation

Q&A with Rob Tinworth, director of The Life Equation The Life Equation is a documentary about a impossible choices. When José meets Crecencia Buch, a Read More

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The burden of the gift of aid

The splendor of Lake Atitlán is unreal. No water should be so blue, no sky so clear, no hills so lush. The lake is a Read More

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What do we palliate? Caring for the sick and the poor

José1 is a man in his sixties from rural Guatemala with cancer spread to his bones. He describes deep aches of his shoulders and hips, Read More

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How to take morphine in rural Guatemala

Rosa is a 59-year-old woman dying1 of a broken heart: in her heart is a hole that surgeons cannot fix, and the irregular flow of Read More

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The God of empty spaces: Thoughts on religion and civil society in neoliberal Guatemala

The other day I visited Lydia, a 56-year-old Maya woman who lives with her family in the highlands of Guatemala and has for many years Read More

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The People Behind the Numbers: Diabetes Lessons from Guatemala

This entry was originally posted at Global Health Now. It’s easy to become numbed by the global diabetes epidemic. Almost every week, it seems, new numbers are released Read More

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Uganda scores major victory against river blindness, nears eradication

Uganda is edging closer to eliminating river blindness from the country. The government announced this week that it eliminated the disease in four areas of focus in the country, leaving only two more areas with active transmission of the parasite. “This is the largest number of human beings declared free of river blindness under the

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El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala agree to unite in fight against violence

El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala have agreed to cooperate on fighting criminal gangs and drug traffickers, presidents of Central America’s “Northern Triangle” countries announced on Tuesday. The joint proposal, called “Elite Security Group,” was originally suggested by Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez. “What we’re doing now is [undertaking]a transnational effort, a force that allows us

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Food Producing Communities as Food Deserts

Rural Guatemala. Photo by Rob Tinworth, used with permission.

The view from Xejuyu’ is breathtaking: green fields of fresh berries, feathery carrot tops, and blossoming broccoli line the mountainsides. The majority of the residents Read More

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Sebastiana’s eyes: a reflection on providing care

After a long and warm clinic day seeing kids in one of the Mayan communities we work, I asked Yoli, our auxiliary nurse in charge Read More

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Obama administration expands Central American refugee program

The White House has announced it will soon expand efforts to help Central American families and children legally immigrate to the United States, after previous efforts largely failed to provide protection to the vast number of refugees crossing the border. White House Deputy Homeland Security Adviser, Amy Pope, said Tuesday that part of the expansion

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Sharing truths of terminal illness in rural Guatemala

Over the last four years I have visited communities in rural Guatemala with Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance, a civil society organization providing health Read More

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Central American drought: Millions in need of humanitarian aid

Two consecutive years of drought have led to some 3.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras – countries of Central America’s ‘Dry Corridor’ – with urgent action now essential to help build weather resilience and food security, United Nations leaders said last week. The El Niño weather event

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