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Primeros Pasos ayuda a las familias por el empoderamiento de la mujer

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Programa de Salud para Mujeres | Comments Off on Primeros Pasos ayuda a las familias por el empoderamiento de la mujer

En Guatemala y mucho de América Latina, las mujers son las cuidadoras primarias, y son responsables para alimentar a sus familias y cuidar a su salud. En el año 2011, el Foro Económico Mundial dijo que Guatemala era 112 de 135 países en igualdad de género. Las mujeres guatemaltecas a menudo se esfuerzan obtener los niveles de educación de sus homólogos masculinos, y a resulta de esto sus familias sufren. Para luchar en contra de esto presionando tema directamente, en el año 2007 Primeros Pasos se fundó el proyecto de educación de...

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Primeros Pasos Helps Families by Empowering Women

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Women's Health Education | Comments Off on Primeros Pasos Helps Families by Empowering Women

In Guatemala and much of Latin America, women are primary caregivers, tasked with feeding and caring for their families and looking out for their health. In 2011, the World Economic Forum ranked Guatemala 112 out of 135 countries in terms of gender equality. Women often struggle to obtain levels of education comparable to that of their male counterparts, and as a result their families suffer. To directly combat this pressing issue, Primeros Pasos founded the women’s health education project, Stairway to Good Health, in 2007. The goal of...

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Un Perfíl de las Clínicas Móviles

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Clínicas Móviles | Comments Off on Un Perfíl de las Clínicas Móviles

La clínica de Primeros Pasos es la única forma de atención de salud para mucha gente que vive en el Valle de Palajunoj. Todavía, hay muchas comunidades del Valle que están tan lejanos que es imposible para los pacientes de visitar nuestra clínica. Para contactar esas poblaciones, Primeros Pasos maneja “clínicas móviles” al menos cuatro veces cada año en las partes más remotas de la región. En la última semana, el personal dirigió una de estas clínicas móviles en la escuela primaria “Bella Vista”, que está situada al...

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Primeros Pasos Takes Mission On the Road with Mobile Clinics

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Mobile Clinics | Comments Off on Primeros Pasos Takes Mission On the Road with Mobile Clinics

The Primeros Pasos clinic is the sole source of health care for many Guatemalans in the Palajunoj Valley. Still, there are many communities in the valley that are so remote that traveling to the clinic is nearly impossible. To reach these communities, Primeros Pasos operates mobile clinics throughout the region at least four times a year. Last week the staff conducted one such clinic at the Bella Vista primary school, located about a 45-minute drive from the Xela city center. The mobile staff, consisting of three Guatemalan medical students...

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Help Primeros Pasos End Malnutrition

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Help Primeros Pasos End Malnutrition

In 2012 we started our Nutritional Recuperation Program that helped 26 malnourished children recuperate their normal height and weight. We also taught their families about important health topics, ensuring that the children would continue to grow and live a healthy life. This year we’ll expand the program by working in some of the most remote communities in the Palajunoj Valley with a group of 20 low income pregnant mothers and 30 chronically malnourished children under two years. However, to be able to continue our work we need your...

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Join IAHA’s Board of Directors

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in board of directors | Comments Off on Join IAHA’s Board of Directors

Our partners in the states, The Inter-American Health Alliance, are looking for new board members. If you are interested, please see the note at the bottom on how to contact IAHA. And please spread the word to any friends, colleagues or family who might be interested! About IAHA: Founded in 2004, IAHA through a rights-based, inclusive approach to healthcare fosters cross-sector collaboration and provides financial and technical support to establish self-sustaining Guatemala-based community health projects serving neglected populations....

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ENSEÑANDO NUTRICIÓN, desde la perspectiva de una voluntaria

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Nutrición | Comments Off on ENSEÑANDO NUTRICIÓN, desde la perspectiva de una voluntaria

ENSEÑANDO NUTRICIÓN, desde la perspectiva de una voluntaria

Empecé como voluntaria en Primeros Pasos y el Programa de Recuperación Nutricional en octubre. El Programa de Recuperación Nutricional trabaja con niños crónicamente desnutridos y sus familias en el Valle Palajunoj a través de tratamiento médico y educación para la salud. Al principio de trabajar con el programa de nutrición, mis habilidades artísticas y artesanales fueron puestos a prueba cuando Cindy, la nutricionista, me pidió que hiciera coronas de frutas y verduras para los niños en el programa. Más tarde esa semana, la...

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TEACHING NUTRITION, A Volunteer’s Perspective

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Nutrition | Comments Off on TEACHING NUTRITION, A Volunteer’s Perspective

TEACHING NUTRITION, A Volunteer’s Perspective

I started volunteering with the Primeros Pasos and the Nutritional Recuperation Program in October.  The Nutritional Recuperation Program works with chronically malnourished children and their families in the Palajunoj Valley through medical treatment and health education.  At the beginning of working with the nutrition program, my artistic and crafting skills were put to the test when Cindy, the nutritionist, asked me to make fruit and vegetable crowns for the kids in the program.  Later that week, the clinic hosted a celebration for the...

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ADIÓS, BYRON

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on ADIÓS, BYRON

ADIÓS, BYRON

En octubre, el equipo de Primeros Pasos, dijo adiós a Byron Quixtán, nuestro practicante dental quien trabajaba en la clínica durante los últimos ocho meses. La celebración fue agridulce ya que marca la graduación de Byron como un dentista certificado – su práctica aquí con Primeros Pasos fue el paso final en su título de odontología y el proceso de certificación – pero también significa la pérdida de un miembro del personal trabajador y colaborador en la clínica . Byron trabajado duro en los ocho meses que pasó...

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GOODBYE, BYRON!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in Dental Program, Medical Program | Comments Off on GOODBYE, BYRON!

GOODBYE, BYRON!

In October the Primeros Pasos team said goodbye to Byron Quixtán, our dental practicum student who worked in the clinic over the last eight months. The celebration was bittersweet because it marks Byron’s graduation as a certified dentist, his practicum here with Primeros Pasos was the final step in his odontology degree and certification process, but also means the loss of a hard-working and collaborative staff member here at the clinic. Byron worked hard in the eight months he spent here with Primeros Pasos, dedicating most of...

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