From the itdUPM website: “The Technology Innovation Center for Human Development at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (itdUPM) develops technological innovations that have contributed to meeting the basic needs of some of the poorest communities in Africa and Latin America, such as access to water and energy, sustainable management … Continue reading
This year we have seen a growing financial crisis in Guatemala, which has threatened the TulaSalud program in the department of Alta Verapaz. We are pleased to report that as of December 5, the worst of the crisis seems to have been averted, at least for now.
The fiscal crisis … Continue reading
The Tula Foundation got started in Central America in 2003 working with the Centre for Nursing Studies (CNS) in St. John’s Newfoundland on a project entitled “Promoting Primary Health Care in Central America”. Although we have ended up focusing on Guatemala, in the first five years of the project we … Continue reading
Over the last decade our TulaSalud program has trained 1333 nurses and put them to work in rural, remote, indigenous communities in Guatemala from our education center in Cobán.
We take our education program into communities and work with the Ministry of Health to strengthen the public health system.
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 to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Tula Foundation.
Here is one of the brochures that was designed … Continue reading
From our technology partner Dimagi
“Another dimension for scale is by adding additional programs to a pre-existing mHealth project. If CHWs are using a mobile solution to support their maternal and child health work, adding an additional TB app would represent program expansion. Economies of scale can be achieved … Continue reading
“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
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