The "Area de Salud" that manages health care in the Ixil region of Guatemala has decided to decentralize health care for the area. They have identified health clinics where they would like help in improving sanitation and hand washing for patients.

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  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 28 Jun, 2013 Implementation Phase
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    Field Photographer ( PhotoPhilanthropy ) 3 Months after start 28 Feb, 2013

    Maria Consoli Bartrum

    Status: Complete - Successful

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    The first note I had about all of these health clinics was the exceptionally poor quality of the road to get to them. All of the health clinics we visited today are extremely important because of this ~ it would be close to impossible for emergency vehicles to get to any of these villages in due time for immediate assistance. I believe these clinics are therefore vital to the survival of these communities.

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  • Implementation Phase Project started on 3 Dec, 2012 Preparation Phase
    Lynn Roberts ( Agua Para La Salud (APLS) ) 9 Days before start 24 Nov, 2012

    Xepiun health clinic completed

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    The four health clinic proposed in this project contained one project in the village of Xepiun funded by Global Water of California. This project has been completed and the final report attached to the original proposal.

    Lynn Roberts ( Agua Para La Salud (APLS) ) About 1 Month before start 11 Oct, 2012

    Xepiun health clinic

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    The remaining project in Xepiun is finished. During the project the village requested that they be able to construct a concrete room and small storage building above the bathroom in place of a roof of steel lamina to store materials from the health clinic that were piling up in the clinic. The mayor of Nebaj had agreed to provide the extra materials for the construction of the roof. We agreed with the village to construct the roof.

    The Xepiun , Nebaj health clinic serves a population of about 500 families or about 2500 people. A nurse from the national hospital in Nebaj visits several times a month to treat and diagnose health problems. During each visit between 100 -200 people visit the clinic for help. The visits last all day and there are no sanitary facilities for the people waiting. The project consisted of building three flush toilets and cabins with a septic tank and drain field along with a four faucet hand washing station.

    All of the villages were very appreciative of the help in providing the facilities for their children and community members. The government of Guatemala often overlooks these types of projects since they are more interested in mega projects. The small projects , however make significant impact on the improvement of health in these rural communities and most likely will in the long run save lives and provide hygiene training for present and future family members.

The "Area de Salud" that manages health care in the Ixil region of Guatemala has decided to decentralize health care for the area. They have identified health clinics where they would like help in improving sanitation and hand washing for patients.

Impact

People Impacted: 854

People Getting Sanitation: 854

People Getting Other Benefits: 854

Funding

Funded:
$5,974
Community:
$2,500
$5,974:
Global Water

Plan/Proposal