November 29th, 2022

TulaHealth and World Bank Use Distance Education to Train New Cohort of Frontline Health Workers in Guatemala

TulaHealth launched a new initiative with the Ministry of Health in Guatemala (Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social, or MSPAS) to use its community digital health system to support the education of predominantly Mayan youth wanting to become frontline auxiliary nurse. Auxiliary nurses are an integral part of the primary health team in Guatemala. The MSPAS auxiliary nurse education program returns to the roots of Tula Foundation's engagement with Guatemala when we first partnered with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Centre for Nursing Studies in Newfoundland who were launching a similar program.

Funding for the program comes from the World Bank’s USD$100 million Crecer Sano: Guatemala Nutrition and Health loan. The Crecer Sano loan will improve the provision of primary health services to combat chronic malnutrition in Guatemala. Since 2019, TulaHealth has worked with the World Bank and MSPAS in Guatemala to continue our support for frontline auxiliary nurse and health personnel in remote communities.