August 19th, 2020

"The Virus Has Frozen a Generation's Hopes" – The Tyee

In the third article of The Tyee's series on the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Guatemala, Emi Sasagawa explores the direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 on the day-to-day lives of Guatemalans. A generation already grappling with poverty, malnutrition, and limited opportunity for employment and education, now faces an even more uncertain future. Emi speaks with a young Guatemalan, Dario Adonias (19), who struggles to finish his education while being the sole earner in his family. She then explores the consequences of implementing public health measures that do not take into consideration the day-to-day realities of people.

COVID-19 continues to steadily increase in Guatemala, particularly in rural regions of the country. TulaHealth is working with our partners in Global Affairs Canada and the Ministry of Health and regional health authorities in Guatemala to strengthen the digital health system to support health workers and their ability to continue delivering critical health services in their communities. Look for updates about our continuing work to support frontline health workers in Guatemala in our News section.

We invite you to read The Virus Has Frozen a Generation’s Hopes and watch the recorded interview with Dario here.