“We chose Guatemala because it is sunny, accessible, and there’s a ton to do. We also wanted to visit our partner TulaSalud, and see how their 200+ health workers are using CommCare to track women with high-risk … Continue reading
Starting in 2013, TulaSalud worked with the malaria sub-program of the Guatemalan ministry of health to implement a pilot project to streamline malaria diagnosis and treatment. Funded by the Global Fund and the Tula Foundation, the project goal was to reduce the total time taken to transport blood tests administered … Continue reading
Karla Pop Molina. Karla was born in Cobán, Alta Verapaz. Her family speaks Queq’chi, so she learned it as a child. She studied accounting and at the College of Social and Legal Sciences. In the course of those studies she did an internship in a health institution and after that worked … Continue reading
Dr. Moises Chen Cruz. Dr. Chen, Physician and Surgeon, was born in Rabinal, Baja Verapaz, and is therefore a native speaker of the Achí language. His speciality is Epidemiology. He trained in Mexico and at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, and through several additional courses in his speciality. He … Continue reading
Jesús Amado Soto Morales.
Amado Soto was born in Cobán and now resides in nearby Tactic. He was trained as a nurse and as a middle school teacher. Over the years he has had additional training in fire fighting, air rescue, survival, mountaineering, air rescue, emergency operations, safety and industrial … Continue reading
Dr. Cesar Augusto Diaz Molina
Dr. Diaz grew up in Cobán in a family of eleven children. Dr Diaz says of his family: “What my father earned was not enough to give family members much comfort, but what he taught us was helping others, discipline, responsibility, honesty and the desire … Continue reading
Global Health Program Director, has worked with the Tula Foundation since 2003. Christy has a PhD from the University of Toronto where he studied Political Science and Public Administration. He began working in Guatemala in 1986 while doing research for his M.A. thesis. After more than twenty-five years he … Continue reading
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is the world’s largest funder of health programs to fight those three infectious diseases. As of 2012 the Global Fund had provided USD 22.9 billion in support of more than 1,000 programs in 151 countries including Guatemala.
Guatemala has the second highest … Continue reading
The Juan Bautista Gutierrez Foundation in Guatemala each year offers prizes entitled “Supporting Those Who Support”. The purpose of the awards is to honor and recognize the best social practices of nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of the most vulnerable populations in Guatemala in the areas of … Continue reading