Overview of the project

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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

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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

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  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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

2014 trip preparations

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Once again, we are in the midst of getting ready to head off to the highlands of Guatemala for our 12th annual “Safe Motherhood” program. From February 26 to March 15, Dr. Ruth Brighouse and Annette Borkent, RN will be … Read More

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