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Chicamán Maternal and Child Health Project

Situation

El Quiché is a department located 250 kilometers north of the capital of Guatemala, with a population of more than 655,000 people. Out-of-pocket household costs account for 69% of total health spending; for impoverished families, this cost can be catastrophic. El Quiché has the country’s highest rate of maternal mortality at 192 per 100,000. The main causes of morbidity in Guatemala in children 5 and under are respiratory infections and diarrhea.

Project Goals

Reduce morbidity and mortality among women of reproductive age and children under 5 in the municipality of Chicamán, El Quiche:
  • Improve child health through increased access to community level health services and improved household practices 
  • Improve quality of child health by training and strengthening health facility staff to provide better quality care
  • Improve child nutrition through community growth monitoring and promotion, improved feeding practices, and access to micronutrients
  • Improve community health through health clinics, medicines and medical supplies, improved latrines, and improved stoves

Program Offerings

  • Health education & training
  • Cooking stoves
  • Latrines & wash stations
  • Medicines & medical supplies
  • Community pharmacies

Partners

Providence Health International
Ojo de Agua Team
Kirk Vitamis
Vitamin Angels

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Thanks to your donations, MTI is able to build and install ventilated cooking stoves for families in Chicamán.

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