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 Doctor at the Health Unit, the staff at the Municipality and the students. We started our class with a talking circle as per usual, to get to know one another and to hear the concerns and needs for specific content for this course.
Hand washing was the first activity. There was much enthusiasm in learning the new technique in washing and drying one’s hands to help prevent infection, the third highest cause of maternal death and the first cause of newborn death in Guatemala.