Monthly Archives: February 2014

la salud reproductiva

Last week we had a great lecture on reproductive health in Guatemala given by Sammy, one of the Guatemalan docs who works in the clinic. There were some great differences when compared to the situation in the US but also … Continue reading

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el aprender

I realize that although we have given y’all an idea of a number of the places, people, an activities that fill our days here, we haven’t talked much about what in reality is the main activity- learning Spanish! All the … Continue reading

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First week of clinic

I’ve had a great experience in clinic this first week.  Normally we work in pairs seeing patients,  with a few students with less advanced Spanish triaging patients and working in the pharmacy.  I am the more advanced Spanish speaker in … Continue reading

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Overview of the Guatemalan Healthcare System

There is no free chronic healthcare in Guatemala.   There are free public hospitals but these only are available to essentially treat crises or exacerbatations of chronic conditions.  So the system of chronic healthcare is fairly broken, and the clinic where … Continue reading

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FOOD

One of my favorite things about being back in latinoamerica is getting to eat all the foods I’ve been missing. Our Xela diet is pretty similar to what I remembered from honduras or ecuador but with some new things thrown … Continue reading

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Getting to know our host brothers

This weekend we were invited to a cabin in the woods in Momostenango, a smaller mountain town about 45 minutes outside of Xela by our host brothers.  One of their old friends owns a cabin, where the older of the … Continue reading

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Hiking Volcan Santa Maria!

So this was awesome.  We did this last Saturday morning with Adrenalina tours (Quetzaltrekkers,  the more popular group didn’t have a trip).  We got picked up at our house at about 5am and started hiking by 5:45.  We went with … Continue reading

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