We are not very adept at promoting the great work done by TulaSalud in Guatemala, so it is nice whenever we receive recognition, particularly from a prestigious organization like the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which is the representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Americas. Recently … Continue reading
Chief Technology Officer, has worked with the Tula Foundation since 2007, many of the early years as a volunteer. Ray has an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, where he studied mobile networks and applications. Ray loves working closely with his technical counterparts in Guatemala: … Continue reading
The TulaSalud Program really owes its existence to nurse educator Viola Duff. With the support of Christy Gombay, Viola, then with the Centre for Nursing Studies in Newfoundland, led the CIDA-funded program in the early years, and later worked with the Tula Foundation. Viola has since retired but … Continue reading
In January 2013 TulaSalud collaborated in the construction and equipping of a delivery room at the regional hospital in Cobán which incorporated vertical birth (which is the tradition among the indigenous people of Guatemala). In April 2013 the hospital held a workshop to facilitate vertical birth and to train medical … Continue reading
A report from the Spanish government’s Agency for International Development featured TulaSalud along with other projects in Mozambique, Peru, Mali and Brazil. The report is somewhat out of date now (because I failed to notice it until recently), and available only in Spanish. It is very complimentary regarding TulaSalud’s programs.
Update for spring 2013.
- In 2011 the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a five-year, $32 million project to improve the nutrition and health status of women and children in the highlands Guatemala–essentially the same geographical area covered by TulaSalud. Over the last year … Continue reading
(Translated from the TulaSalud newsfeed in Guatemala)
February 21, 2013. The TulaSalud Association (the Guatemalan counterpart of the Tula Foundation) held a press conference where they invited media and representatives of partner organizations with which it has worked at over the years, to support the training of health personnel and … Continue reading
TulaSalud focuses its attention on remote rural communities in the highlands of Guatemala, and places particular emphasis on maternal and infant health. We, and all our partners in Guatemala, fully support the traditional midwives (comadronas) and the work they do in their communities, and favor wherever possible that births take place … Continue reading
Many of you readers know that the Hakai Beach Institute and the Tula Foundation have had a long relationship with the Environmental Law Centre at the University of Victoria. Chris Tollefson is the Hakai Chair in Environmental Law and Sustainability; Deborah Curran is the Hakai Professor in Environmental Law and Sustainability; and we’ve worked … Continue reading