Health worker at desk uses her mobile telephone to watch micro-training course on COVID-19.

March 15th, 2021

Tula Develops National ‘Micro-Training’ Program For Indigenous Health Response to COVID-19 in Guatemala

In December 2020, at the request of the Ministry of Health in Guatemala and its Indigenous and Intercultural Health Department, Tula delivered a ‘micro-training’ program for regional health leaders on intercultural approaches to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) amongst indigenous peoples. Tula with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) developed program materials, which foregrounded intercultural considerations in containing COVID-19. Guatemala is home to twenty-one distinct Mayan groups that make up nearly 50% of the population. They suffer a disproportionate burden of poverty and illness. The training program was delivered via WhatsApp to all parts of Guatemala. The ongoing financial support of Global Affairs Canada is appreciated.