April 7th, 2022

TulaHealth - UNFPA & World Bank - Launches Distance Training Course Responding to the Impacts of COVID-19 on Sexual & Reproductive Health in Guatemala

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.

TulaHealth is coordinating with its partners in the Ministry of Health in Guatemala, as well as UNFPA and the World Bank, to develop a series of distance training courses focusing on supporting frontline health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional training courses are scheduled for delivery in Guatemala in the coming months. We invite you to continue checking-in on our News section for regular updates.

TulaHealth continues to appreciate the ongoing financial support from Global Affairs Canada.