In May 2016, Optometrist Dr Christine Chmielewski returned to Peten to teach the eye course to the new student CHWs and to perform retinal exams on the diabetic patients cared for by the program. Christine was again assisted by her daughter/translator, Julie Smith, a g...

March 31, 2016

March 2016

The ability to safely suture lacerations is vitally important to the community health workers in their farming communities, where accidental machete wounds are not uncommon.  The week-long Suture and First Aid class teaches this skill and many more....

March 29, 2015

In the second week of training, rural community health workers learn about respiratory diseases. When they return to their communities, they can diagnose and treat asthma, strep throat, ear infections and pneumonia. Their new skills save lives!

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