Access to quality basic healthcare in Guatemala is a challenge. Among the Latin American countries, Guatemala has the highest infant mortality and the lowest life expectancy. Communicable diseases & treatable illnesses are the major causes of death.
Preventive healthcare is an investment in the future. Through healthy habits and health maintenance, illness and disease can be prevented, days in school and work increased and healthcare expense reduced. The cost for prevention is far less than treating illness.
Health education empowers individuals and communities by teaching healthy habits and reducing health risks to create healthy environments. From teaching proper hand washing techniques to more complex methods of illness and disease reduction, lives are changed!
There is strength in numbers! Through partnerships we have added resources, knowledge, skills and support. We value our relationships with our partners. Nonprofits, volunteers, and donors, together we can make a difference!
Our mission is to empower children and their families through health and wellness care and education
so they can achieve self-reliance and a positive future.
All photos courtesy of Shared Beat Medical Outreach volunteers and Snap Chic Photography's, Kate Roy.