April 17th, 2020COVID-19 and Gender-Based Health Inequity in Guatemala
In response to the escalating coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency in Guatemala, TulaHealth and our partners at TulaSalud and the Embassy of Canada to Guatemala worked together to secure critical personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline health workers in Guatemala. Specifically, in the regions of Alta Verapaz, Quiché, Huehuetenango and Sololá. As COVID-19 spreads into rural communities in Guatemala, there is a risk that routine health services for women and children will be limited. Access to PPE will ensure that frontline health workers are able to continue delivering critical primary health services - including sexual and reproductive and child malnutrition services - in vulnerable rural communities, while minimizing risk of COVID-19 transmission to them and their families.