Photo: Jhpiego

Guatemala

Since 1999, we have worked in these technical areas:

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Our impact

  • Jhpiego is introducing an innovative clinical mentorship approach across 30 municipalities to improve clinical outcomes in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition. In addition to using clinical training to build provider capacity, this approach improves providers’ knowledge, skills and attitudes via ongoing professional development by mentors for mentees.
  • Through the Maternal and Newborn Health Program, Jhpiego encouraged the acceptance of traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in the maternity ward at the national hospital at Sololá. This initiative resulted in 300 TBAs being allowed to serve around the clock to help indigenous patients better understand medical instructions and advice, and to provide psychosocial and emotional support during labor and birth.

Current programs


  • Maternal and Child Survival Program

    The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 25 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. MCSP is introducing and supporting high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions in partnership with ministries of health and other partners. In addition to contributing to high-level technical and policy dialogue at the global level, MCSP provides tailored technical assistance to help countries meet specific priorities and contextual needs of local, sustainable RMNCH programs. For information on what MCSP is doing in this country, visit here: http://www.mcsprogram.org/where-we-work/guatemala/.

Current programs

Maternal and Child Survival Program

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 25 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. MCSP is introducing and supporting high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions in partnership with ministries of health and other partners. In addition to contributing to high-level technical and policy dialogue at the global level, MCSP provides tailored technical assistance to help countries meet specific priorities and contextual needs of local, sustainable RMNCH programs. For information on what MCSP is doing in this country, visit here: http://www.mcsprogram.org/where-we-work/guatemala/.

Current and recent donors


USAID

Guatemala-related technical and programmatic resources

Our resources

Country contact

Leonel Gomez, Jhpiego MCSP/Guatemala Technical Director
Tel: 502-458-86370
MCSP/Guatemala Office
14 calle 14-30 zona 13, 1er. Nivel
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala