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Weekly Update From Guatemala

Clinical Education: Josefa, Sasha, and Leah (on ground Saving Mothers Staff) visited the 2016 San Martin School of POWHER graduates to deliver gloves, prenatal vitamins, and continue their clinical education. Earthquake: Other than a bit of a scare, Josefa, Leah, and Sasha are all safe and well following a 6.6 magnitude earthquake that damaged the…

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Saludos desde Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala!

Saludos desde Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala! I am writing this post following my experience as a Saving Mothers volunteer on site in Guatemala. Not a single day has gone by since my return that I haven’t missed everything about being on ground- waking up to the sound of birds chirping, having beans for breakfast, the delicious…

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Meet Juana Pospoy Chicajau

What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Juana Pospoy Chicajau, Clinical Educator Why did you join Saving Mothers? I wanted to improve my skills so I could better help the women in my community. How long have you been working for Saving Mothers? 4 years What has been the most life-changing experience for…

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Meet Josefa Damian Coquix

What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Josefa Damian Coquix Clinical Educator Why did you join Saving Mothers? I wanted to find a way to support my community by helping to lower the maternal mortality rate. I wanted to help save the lives of mothers and their babies How long have you been…

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Meet Concepcion Mendoza Sosof

What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Concepcion Mendoza Sosof Program Coordinator and Lead Educator Why did you join Saving Mothers? I really loved the idea of working with and supporting the comadronas in our community so I was excited when I heard about the School of POWHER. How long have you been…

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A New Vaginal Ring

A New Vaginal Ring as HIV Prevention and Contraceptive — This new ring slowly and concurrently releases two drugs, Dapivirine, an antiretroviral drug that prevents HIV by blocking the virus’s ability to replicate itself inside a healthy cell, and Levonorgestrel, a contraceptive hormone. “Women’s sexual and reproductive health needs do not exist in isolation, and…

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Meet Maria Candelaria

Our Guatemala School of POWHER for comadronas is on its fourth session. Every Monday hear from one of our local staff members on what they have to say about working for the school: What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Maria Candelaria Lopez Culan Assistant Educator Why did you join Saving Mothers? I…

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Update from Guatemala

This year the School of POWHER is being run by its very own graduates from the 2014 class in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. Today Maritza traveled to the remote village of Panyebar to teach the women on warning signs in pregnancy at the local government health post. Increasing health literacy one community at…

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