The Journey Continues!

We’ve come back from Guatemala after another couple of weeks filled with good experiences. Our first week, we trained 15 comadronas (traditional midwives) in Santiago Atitlán, on the edge of a large lake, Lago Atitlán, with a beautiful backdrop of … Read More

Overview of the project

This video is the first in a series introducing some of the team and a little about what we do.

A Diverse and Wonderful trip to el Novillero- Feb. 2019

This February, our Safe Motherhood team was comprised of a Canadian doctor and maternity nurse and 3 Guatemalan Registered Midwives. We went to el Novillero, Sta. Lucia Utatlán, Guatemala. This little town is perched in the highlands along the Pan … Read More

Update from San Marcos and Sipacapa

  We had another amazing time in Guatemala this year training further comadronas. We spent our time in the Department of San Marcos, in 2 different areas. During our first week, we trained 40 from rural areas NW of San … Read More

2017 Update- Chisec

This year we spent 2 weeks in a small town called Chisec, in the Department of Alta Vera Paz, 7 hours NE of Guatemala City. This town serves approx. 6,000 people including those from the surrounding hamlets and villages. Many … Read More

2016 Update – San Juan Argueta

We had another amazing time in Guatemala training further comadronas, (a.k.a. traditional birth attendants) as well as volunteer firemen/ paramedics and nurses. We spent 2 weeks in a small town called San Juan Argueta in the Department of Sololá. This … Read More

The Next Generation(s) of Comadronas

We’ve come to the end of our time in San Pedro Sacatepequez-two successful courses teaching comadronas how to manage obstetrical emergencies. These comadronas have an important role in the care of women giving birth.  Many of the practicing comadronas are … Read More

Feliz Dia Internacional de la Mujer

Happy International Women’s Day!  Yesterday we completed the first course of our visit this year. Imagine 22 women with smiles and increased self-esteem, pleased with what they had learned. In our final talking circle they all were very grateful to … Read More

Our Class Begins!

After a wonderful reunion with our Guatemalan teammates, Cenaida and Gloria, our driver Conrado brought us to San Pedro Sacatepequez. Today, our first class began. We have 17 Comadronas in our class. We were received with much gratitude by the … Read More

Our 12th year-we have arrived!

Ruth and I, Annette, arrived in Guatemala City on Feb. 26 and have spent the past 2 days making important connections with officials within the Ministry of Health and with the Pan American Health Organization. We met with the Director … Read More

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