C H I L A  inc.
The Project and Partners

*special thanks to Mill Creek, WA Rotary Club for continuing to help our organization by contributing funds for our latest trip and since the beginning of our project!!* 

Ch'ina us li Amaq'ink

(CHILA inc.)

“beautiful is life” – a Q’eqchi Mayan saying

1.) Primary-Care Clinic in Rural Guatemala with(exam rooms, water source, laboratory, medical equipment)that strives to "blend Q'eq'chi Mayan Traditions with Western Medicine".

2.) Q'eq'chi Maya Herbal shaman consultation once/week on thursdays

3.) Support and partnership with Q’ana Tz’uul Taq’a, "The women of the hillside spirit", an indigenous women’s group.

4.)Strengthen existing Government health facilities/staff, Not duplicate Services. We work at the government 'centro de salud' in chisec, which has a small labor/delivery suite, inpatient unit and emergency room run by nurse's aides. We provide training for staff regarding evidence based medicine practices, emergency protocol, and donate Equipment/medication/supplies that are more useful to them in the acute setting, than us as a primary care provider. 

5.) Coordination of Care for complex illness.

6.) Culturally Appropriate and pertinent counseling regarding issues such as self esteem, reproductive health and domestic violence.

7.  Dental Health.

8.  Surgical coordination.

9.  prenatal care and pediatrics.

10.  focus on prevention, education around disease process, treatment of common. chronic and tropical disease process.








Asociacion Q'ana Tz'uul Taq'a
 "the women of the spirit of the hillside" - This group is made up of over 100 members, all Maya Q'eqchi women from the surrounding villages of Chisec, Alta Verapaz, and is dedicated to cultural preservation and natural medicine. They currently produce 2 herbal medicines that the Maya have been using for thousands of years, and plan to eventually plant and harvest medicinal plants on their small plot of land for production. We will be teaming up with the group to help market their medicines and other "Mayan" products, train them on facilitating "healthy schools" sessions in surrounding village elementary schools, and construct a clinic as part of their existing facilities to be used in future medical missions when we are doctors.


www.primerospasos.org
 collaboration of health professionals, health educators, volunteers, and community leaders, Primeros Pasos offers quality and affordable health care and health education to the rural, underserved communities of the Palajunoj Valley of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

We incorporate and combine clinical care, health education, and community outreach programs to effectively provide preventative and primary care. 


www.interamericanhealth.org  
volunteer-run 501(c)3 charitable organization that supports community health organizations working with marginalized populations in the western highlands of Guatemala. We provide financial, technical and organizational support to our partnering organizations
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