December 17th, 2020Tula with the Pan-American Health Organization and Ministry of Health Use Digital Health to Respond to Storms Eta and Iota 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.