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Slipping through the Cracks: Indigenous Languages and Medical Missions in Guatemala

Over the last several years, through work with community-based health programs and research as a medical anthropologist, I have visited dozens of medical and surgical Read More

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Improving Midwife Training Programs: Indigenous Lay Midwives’ Recommendations from Guatemala

Reducing maternal mortality rates worldwide has been a major global health priority since the World Health Organization’s Safe Motherhood Initiative in 1987.  In many low- Read More

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The role of Mayan languages in cancer care and research in Guatemala

One day in January, I helped a Guatemalan staff physician see patients at a Wuqu’ Kawoq clinical site in Guatemala. Wuqu’ Kawoq is a non-governmental organization that provides health Read More

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