Health

In Guatemala, chronic child malnutrition is the highest in the Western hemisphere. Often exceeding 80% of the population, it leads to stunted growth and poor brain development.

We work to improve children's health by: 

  • Assess the growth status of children starting at the age of 6 months.

  • Micronutrient distribution.

  • Make family planning and birth control available.

  • Distribute toothbrushes to the children in the schools, teach about oral hygiene, and provide dental care.

  • Build composting toilets and and teach village families about use and maintenance.

We hold clinics each team trip to: 

  • Treat patients for both acute and chronic diseases.

  • Provide fluoride varnish to the children every six months.

And we provide training to:

  • Health workers in every village.

  • Train midwives using international midwife materials.

  • Teach the value of vitamins and proper nutrition.

© 2019 Guatemala Village Health.

1265 S. Main St, #303-C Seattle WA 98144

(206)339-3352 Voice or Fax

501(c)3 in the state of Washington (EIN: 27-3002849)

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