Guatemala
2008
 - 2010

Objective

  Chimaltenango child Overview: To create an healthcare network, the adjustment of house and school infrastructures and training on health issues and nutrition. Activities: selection of staff; completion of 270 medical short visits per year; completion of 6 medical large visits per year; training of 60 health promoters and 60...

Strengthening health, hygiene and nutrition standards for indigenous population of 30 rural communities of the Chimaltenango Department

Guatemala Chimaltenango 13

 

Chimaltenango child

Overview:

To create an healthcare network, the adjustment of house and school infrastructures and training on health issues and nutrition.

Activities:

  • selection of staff;
  • completion of 270 medical short visits per year;
  • completion of 6 medical large visits per year;
  • training of 60 health promoters and 60 midwives;
  • pavement of courtyards of the 30 schools;
  • distribution of 30 Onil stoves in schools and 300 Onil stoves in 300 families (10 per community);
  • distribution of filters to purify water in 30 schools and 300 houses (10 per community);
  • rehabilitation/construction of toilets of 30 schools and septic tanks for 300 houses (10 per community);
  • installation of 30 dispensaries (one per community);
  • training of mothers of primary school pupils about hygiene and nutrition;
  • training of primary school pupils in personal and environmental hygiene and establishment of a school committee of hygiene in every school.

Results:

  • 52 short medical visits and 8 large medical visits performed;
  • 6,146 medical visits performed;
  • 5,650 students of primary schools of the 30 communities trained on hygiene and nutritional topics and provided with a personal hygiene kit;
  • 30 hygiene committees formed by 14 students of the different schools each, provided with an ambient hygiene kit to be used for the tidiness of the school places;
  • rehabilitation/construction of toilets of 30 schools realized;
  • rehabilitation/construction of toilets in 294 houses.

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