Projects

Over the years, TulaHealth has worked with various Canadian and global partners to implement innovative solutions that contribute to improved health and reduced poverty in communities around the world.

Scaling-Up Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in Guatemala 2016 - 2020

The Scaling-Up Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in Guatemala project focuses on reinforcing TulaHealth's community digital health platform in Guatemala; a digital health platform that utilizes mobile smartphone technology to support the delivery of primary health services. The Scaling-Up project is co-financed by Global Affairs Canada and implemented in coordination with a broad public-private partnership including the Ministry of Health in Guatemala, TulaSalud, Tigo Foundation, Alliance for Nutrition, and McMaster University. The Scaling-Up project is implemented in the regions of Alta Verapaz, El Quiché, Huehuetenango, and Sololá, and benefits the health of approximately 3.4 million people.

TulaSalud - Telemedicina en Alta Verapaz 2008 - 2016

The TulaSalud project aimed to improve access to primary health services for rural indigenous communities in the department of Alta Verapaz in Guatemala by strengthening distance training programs for primarily health workers. Working in partnership with the Ministry of Health in Guatemala, distance education training programs were successfully integrated within ministry training regimens and contributed to substantial human resource development. Project activities were designed to strengthen the capacity of local health workers in their own communities; a strategy to address linguistic and socio-cultural gaps, which prevent service delivery. In response to a request from the Ministry of Health in Guatemala, TulaHealth initiated a pilot to explore the potential for digital health strategies to support primary health workers in rural communities. 

Auxiliary Nurses for Women and Children’s Health 2003 - 2007

The Auxiliary Nurses for Women and Children’s Health project contributed to improved quality and access to maternal, newborn, and child health services for women and children in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, by training a critical mass of auxiliary nurses living in remote communities; communities which frequently lack basic health services. Based upon a distance education model that combines internet-based communication and local clinical tutorials, rural youths were trained and hired as auxiliary nurses in their home communities. To ensure that nurses were not only educated, but also hired within the health system, we work very closely with the Ministry of Health at the national and regional levels. The project was implemented in partnership with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Eastern Health Center for Nursing Studies of Newfoundland Labrador (EH-CNS).