Count Me in: Working Together for Disability Inclusion in Guatemala
The organization “Mujeres con Capacidad de Soñar a Colores” during one of their awareness-raising performances. Credit: Diana Alvarado (@alvaradodii) and Mujeres con Capacidad de Soñar a Colores , UNDPBy Peride BlindGUATEMALA CITY, Jan 20 2022 (IPS) “Persons with disabilities are capable and equal. It is time the world understands that,” says Antonio Palma, a UN Volunteer at the Resident Coordinator’s Office in Guatemala. Antonio, who has a visual impairment, expresses what many other persons with disabilities feel. Ignored, mistreated, misunderstood, underestimated, condescended...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Peride Blind Tags: Education Headlines Health Inequity Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Women's Health IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Mental Health Services Help Health Workers Improve HIV Services in Central America
By Jenny Alc ázar, Communications SpecialistJanuary 18, 2022" During the pandemic, there have been a lot of stressful moments,” says Juan,* a health worker who helps clients return to treatment after missing their previous appointments. “And those were in addition to continuing to reach the goals of our HIV program.”It’s no secret that COVID-19 affects mental health and well-being for us all—but especially for health workers. Lack of knowledge about the disease, the spread of misinformation, and fear of contracting COVID-19 have taken a toll on our emotional and physical wel...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS COVID-19 Health Workers Source Type: news

What's mHero's Secret to Giving Health Officials Real-Time Information during a Pandemic?
By Caitlin Loehr, Digital health technical advisor ; Richard Stanley, Senior Product Manager, Digital Health ; Ally Shaban, Senior regional software engineer A health worker checks their phone on the way to visit HIV-positive clients in Livingston Izabal, Guatemala. Photo by Levi Dieguez for IntraHealth International.January 13, 2022When Ebola spread through Liberia in August 2014, health workers needed information—and they needed it fast. We’ve seen exactly the same need during the COVID-19 pandemic.Back in 2014,IntraHealth International andUNICEF createdmHero—a two-way, mobile phone-based commun...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Implementation of a Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Intervention in Rural Guatemala: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation Using the RE-AIM Framework
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - December 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Man Survives Flight From Guatemala to Miami in Plane ’s Landing Gear
The 26-year-old man, whose name was not released, was taken into custody by border agents, officials said. #borderagents #landinggear (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stowaway survives flight from Guatemala to Miami hidden in plane ’s landing gear
The Guatemalan man was taken to hospital by immigration officials after emerging from the plane on the tarmac #immigrationofficials #stowaway (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stowaway found in landing gear of plane after flight from Guatemala to Miami
Officials discovered a 26-year-old man inside an aircraft’s landing gear compartment after a flight from Guatemala landed in Miami on Saturday morning, NBC News #landinggear (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A stowaway was found in the landing gear of a plane at the Miami airport, authorities say
Authorities discovered an apparent stowaway Saturday in the landing gear of a flight from Guatemala at the Miami International Airport, local and federal officials said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stowaway hides in landing gear on flight from Guatemala to Miami, officials say
A man apparently stowed away in the landing gear compartment on a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Guatemala to Miami Saturday, officials said. #stowaway (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A frightful flight: Man stows away in plane's landing gear on flight from Guatemala to Miami
Man stows away in plane landing gear on American Airlines flight Saturday from Guatemala to Miami. Apparently uninjured he is taken to local hospital. #landinggear #americanairlines #miamiman (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man apprehended after emerging from wheel well of airplane that had just arrived from Guatemala
The flight in question was American Airlines #1182 which arrived at Miami International Airport on Saturday at 10:06 a.m. from Guatemala, Mexico. #americanairlines #wheelwell (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Identifying prevalence and risk factors for intimate partner violence in pregnant women in rural Guatemala - Lee AE, Rivera C, Montes SB, Jimenez-Zambrano A, Nacht A, Bolanos A, Asturias E, Berman S, Heinrichs G, Harrison MS.
BACKGROUND: Victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy experience significant physical and mental health consequences and adverse birth outcomes. Our objective was to describe the prevalence of IPV, and risk factors associated with IPV in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Excess mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic in Guatemala - Martinez-Folgar K, Alburez-Gutierrez D, Paniagua-Avila A, Ramirez-Zea M, Bilal U.
OBJECTIVEs. To describe excess mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic in Guatemala during 2020 by week, age, sex, and place of death. METHODS. We used mortality data from 2015 to 2020, gathered through the vital registration system of Guatemala. We... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Inclusive Education to Break the Cycles of Poverty
Street Library in Mayotte, July 2016. Credit: François Phliponeau/ATD Fourth World - Centre Joseph Wresinski By Olivier De Schutter and Donald LeeNEW YORK, Oct 15 2021 (IPS) In September 2021, children in the northern hemisphere returned to school after the summer break. For some, the end of the holidays signaled a return to normalcy and to the joys of learning after facing months of school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the majority of children in the Global South, however, the return to reality looked grimmer. Digital divide leaving billions behind Many children have been unable to pursue their educat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Olivier De Schutter and Donald Lee Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Global Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

CPD Guatemala [2022-2025] (DP/FPA/CPD/GTM/8)
Available LanguagesEnglishPortal Upload fileENG_DP.FPA_.CPD_.GTM_.8 - Guatemala CPD - FINAL - 2Jul21.pdf332.97 KBAvailable LanguagesFrenchPortal Upload fileFR_DP.FPA_.CPD_.GTM_.8 - Guatemala CPD - FINAL - 2Jul21.pdf357.59 KBAvailable LanguagesSpanishPortal Upload fileES_DP.FPA_.CPD_.GTM_.8 - Guatemala CPD - FINAL - 2Jul21.pdf327.79 KBSaidTue, 10/12/2021 - 14:21 (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Said Source Type: news

Surges in Undocumented and Asylum-Seeking Children Prompt Need for Better K – 12 Policies
491,000 children from Mexico and the Northern Triangle (Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador) arrived in the United States between fiscal years 2017 and 2019 and remained with unresolved immigration statuses. Of these, 321,000 were enrolled in U.S. K–12 public schools as of March 2020. About 75% settled in California, Texas, Florida, New York, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Georgia, North Carolina, and Louisiana. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - September 30, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Food insecurity, morbidity, and susto: Factors associated with depression severity in Guatemala measured with the Personal Health Questionnaire 9 - Maupin J, Hackman J.
BACKGROUND: Depression is the largest contributor to non-fatal health loss globally and the majority of this burden occurs in low- and middle-income countries. Yet, estimates of prevalence rates and severity in these contexts may be uncertain due to limite... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Gangs and modern-day slavery in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala: a non-traditional model of human trafficking - Boerman T, Golob A.
Trafficking in persons, also known as human trafficking or modern-day slavery, is a criminal enterprise that affects virtually every country in the world. Although coercion and force are often employed, the traditional model of human trafficking commonly i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Interpersonal violence victimisation, HIV-related behaviours and STIs among adult, urban Indigenous and non-Indigenous gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Guatemala - Davis DA, Duarte G, Villatoro D, Letona P, Barrington C, Wheeler J.
Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men are disproportionately affected by HIV in Guatemala; interpersonal violence may increase behaviours that augment the risk of HIV in this group. Although 44% of Guatemalans identify as Indigenous, little inf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Psychological experiences of the Guatemalan civil war and postwar violence on a Kaqchikel community:an exploratory qualitative study - Dass-Brailsford P, Jain D, C óbar AA, Arriaza MC, Grazioso MP, González AG.
The Kaqchikel are an indigenous population who experienced political violence during the civil war and postwar conflict in Guatemala because their political ideology was in opposition to the military government. This formative study explored their trauma e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Program Update: The National Children ’s Cancer Society and Fosun...
The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) secured a large quantity of Voriconazole, a drug used to treat fungal infections, for a hospital in Guatemala thanks to support from Fosun Pharma USA...(PRWeb August 20, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/program_update_the_national_childrens_cancer_society_and_fosun_pharma_partner_to_help_patients_in_guatemala/prweb18133780.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Deported wounded with 'blood on my clothes,' says migrant van crash survivor
A migrant from Guatemala who survived a deadly crash in Encino, Texas that killed 10 people said he was expelled to Mexico despite his... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk perceptions and management strategies in a post-disaster landscape of Guatemala: social conflict as an opportunity to understand disaster - Fernandez M.
This work analyses a post-disaster case study in Guatemala where a large landslide named "Los Chorros" affected several communities and one of the country's main highways. Risk managers, starting from their own assessment, decided to respond in a way that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

We ’re in a Water Crisis. We Need to Act Like It
One of the greatest lessons of the pandemic is that we can meet the challenges of existential threats when we combine the collective power of our creativity, innovation and industry. As the climate crisis worsens, we need to address protecting and preserving water with the same urgency that we put into creating vaccines. We need to act like lives are hanging in the balance—because they are. Water is already shaping our politics, our economy and our national security too. Whether it’s floods or droughts, storms or wildfires—too much water, or too little—water shapes lives in the United States and aro...
Source: TIME: Science - July 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: José Andrés and Caryl Stern Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What counts as 'safe?': exposure to trauma and violence among asylum seekers from the Northern Triangle - Cuneo CN, Huselton KE, Praschan NC, Saadi A, Gartland MG.
In 2019 the United States signed Asylum Cooperative Agreements with the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, in Central America. In November 2019 the Trump administration announced that these agreements would be used to perm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Fecal records show Maya population affected by climate change
(McGill University) A McGill-led study has shown that the size of the Maya population in the lowland city of Itzan (in present-day Guatemala) varied over time in response to climate change. The findings, published recently in Quaternary Science Reviews, show that both droughts and very wet periods led to important population declines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 30, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A novel adolescent road traffic injury prevention engagement project [conference abstract] - Landry J, Vel ásquez NCR, Reyna MIB, Dixon C.
Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase 2021 - Abstract Book - # P4.014 Background Injury accounts for 30% of adolescent deaths in Guatemala; more than one-third are due to road traffic injuries (RTI). Little has been documented about a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A novel adolescent injury prevention program [conference abstract] - Landry J, Vel ásquez NCR, Reyna MIB, Dixon C.
Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase 2021 - Abstract Book - # P4.006 Background Injury is the leading cause of adolescent mortality in rural Guatemala. Effective injury prevention approaches are conceptualized by local communities to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

After COVID silenced marimbas in California, an instrument sings again
A marimba repairman came to rescue an aging instrument in Guatemala's Los Angeles consulate. "I wanted to give it life again," he said. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brittny Mejia Source Type: news

Fear, violence, inequality, and stunting in Guatemala - Bogin B.
BACKGROUND: Stunting is defined by the public health community as a length- or height-for-age ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Child protection practices and attitudes of faith leaders across Senegal, Uganda, and Guatemala - Jailobaeva K, Diaconu K, Ager A, Eyber C.
Tackling violence against children is the focus of sub-goal 16.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Relative to the previous Millennium Development Goals, the SDG agenda puts a stronger emphasis on child and youth development looking beyond child... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hannity Exclusive: Guatemalan president chides Biden administration for mixed messaging
In a “Hannity” exclusive, investigative journalist Sara Carter sat down with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei to discuss Kamala... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tom Homan slams Kamala Harris: 'Root cause' of border crisis is Biden
Fox News contributor Tom Homan said there is no need for Vice President Kamala Harris to go to Guatemala to try to end the migrant surge... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kamala Harris' Guatemala comments would've led media to brand her a 'racist' 6 months ago, Gutfeld says
Vice President Kamala Harris issued cautionary remarks directed people who may seek to illegally immigrate to the US through the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twitter mocks Kamala Harris for passing out cookies of her faceless head to reporters
The vice president traveled to the Central American country on Monday to meet with the Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei in her... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kamala Harris Tells Guatemalans: Don't Come To The US
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guatemala is Kamala Harris' first stop on her trip to talk migration. Why is that nation an important player?
Over the past several months, Vice President Kamala Harris has worked closely with Guatemala and Mexico to address the root causes of migration. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harris takes her first steps onto world stage, into migration policy spotlight
The vice president begins her trip to Guatemala and Mexico without yet having defined concrete goals or strategies for her approach to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kamala Harris forced to return to Maryland on way to Guatemala due to 'technical issue'
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Technical issue turns Kamala Harris' plane around just after takeoff for Guatemala
The vice president was about 30 minutes into her flight to Guatemala City when the plane was forced to return to Maryland. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden Announces a Donation of 19 Million COVID-19 Vaccines to COVAX, With More to Follow
(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden announced Thursday the U.S. will donate 75% of its unused COVID-19 vaccines to the U.N.-backed COVAX global vaccine sharing program, acting as more Americans have been vaccinated and global inequities have become more glaring. Of the first tranche of 25 million doses, the White House said about 19 million will go to COVAX, with approximately 6 million for South and Central America, 7 million for Asia and 5 million for Africa. The doses mark a substantial — and immediate — boost to the lagging COVAX effort, which to date has shared just 76 million doses with needy countri...
Source: TIME: Health - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ZEKE MILLER / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Colorado School of Public Health receives grant to address kidney disease among women in Guatemala
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) The three-year K01 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences will provides support to examine the environmental determinants of kidney injury in female sugarcane workers and female community members in Guatemala. The new study is part of CHWE's efforts to identify and prevent exposures that may contribute to the epidemic of chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) in Central America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Large Corporations Cash in on COVID-19 Relief Funds
The large part of COVID-19 relief funds is going to big corporation. People who are likely to have been impacted the most by the pandemic in the Global South, such as smaller businesses, marginalised communities, women, and those in poverty, have been left out. Credit: Dionny Matos/IPSBy Ed HoltBRATISLAVA , May 18 2021 (IPS) Poverty and income inequality are being deepened as COVID-19 relief funds are handed out to large corporations instead of social protection programmes in developing countries, groups involved in a new study of COVID-19 bailouts have said. A report by the Financial Transparency Coalition (FTC) civil soc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations COVID-19 public bailout funds Source Type: news

Central American leaders resisting Biden ’s anti-corruption efforts
The Biden administration says graft is helping to drive migration, but El Salvador and Guatemala have sidelined anti-corruption judges. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guatemalan Government Paid Q614.5M to Russia for the Sputnik Vaccine but Sent the money to "broker" that now they can't locate or...
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Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Free & Accessible Vaccine is Just out of Reach for Palestinians
Young Palestinians drive their boat along the coast near the Gaza Sea port, selling boat rides as a way to earn a living. Credit: Laila Barhoum/ Oxfam By Laila BarhoumGAZA, Apr 29 2021 (IPS) We were able to keep the coronavirus at bay for five months in Gaza, the densely populated Palestinian strip of land surrounded by Israel that I call home. But the Coronavirus doesn’t respect walls or artificial borders. While preparations were made for the pandemic to inevitably breach a blockade so few Palestinians can, we waited for it to come for us. And it did. In one of the most sealed off places in the world, we knew the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Laila Barhoum Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

U.S. announces $310 mln in humanitarian, food aid to Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, in a virtual meeting with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Monday, announced an... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. to help Guatemala train its border protection force
The U.S. offer came during a video call between Vice President Kamala Harris and Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet Three Health Workers In Central America Who Won't Let COVID-19 Stand In the Way of HIV Care
By Claudia Guzm án A nurse takes escorts a client to health services in Guatemala. Photo by Anna Watts for IntraHealth International.April 08, 2021Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, health workers in Central America have been working to ensure all people living with HIV have access to health care. In their communities throughout the region, they’re delivering medicines and adapting to new ways of providing services to the most vulnerable populations during the pandemic.Here’s how.Home visits in GuatemalaPedro (not his real name) is a university student, who, according to his medical record, lives in ...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS COVID-19 World Health Worker Week Source Type: news

Challenges and innovations in Guatemala ’s psychology
Guatemalan psychologists have been implementing a number of innovations to benefit the mental health of the local population. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news