January 17th, 2022Reflecting on 2021 and What's Next in 2022
On March 22, 2022, TulaHealth officially launched its most recent distance education training course on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) for frontline health workers in Guatemala. COVID-19 has eroded access to SRH services for Indigenous women and girls in rural communities in Guatemala and threatens to rollback decades of progress in reducing adolescent pregnancy, maternal and newborn deaths, and child malnutrition.
TulaHealth’s new training course responds to SRH needs in rural and Indigenous communities and aims to support frontline health workers in providing critical health services. At the request of the Ministry of Health in Guatemala, TulaHealth developed the training course in coordination with UNFPA and the World Bank’s Crecer Sano: Guatemala Nutrition and Health Project. The SRH and COVID-19 training course will be delivered directly to frontline health workers in their own communities using innovative distance education technologies, including WhatsApp. Participants include more than 3,000 frontline health workers in 9 regions across Guatemala, including Alta Verapaz, Huehuetenango, Quiché Central, Quiché Ixil, Quiché Ixcán, Sololá, Chiquimula, Totonicapán and San Marcos.