Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Healthcare System in Guatemala

27 Sept 2012 The clinic’s Guatemalan doctors and American coordinators periodically give conferencias, something of a cross between a seminar and a lecture, for the students.  From these and from small lessons as we’re working with patients, I’ve collected a … Continue reading

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Suceli and Sara

17 Sept 2012 Through Asociación Pop Wuj I’ve seen several outreach programs that benefit from the enterprise of the Spanish school.  Volunteers have built hundreds of stoves so that women no longer cook over open fires in their homes.  Scholarships … Continue reading

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Clinic- A Little Boy with a Heart Problem

11 Sept 2012 I called patient number 17, the next on the list, and was excited to spot a mother urging her little boy to stand up.  We tend to see more adults than children in our clinic; the children … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Doctor’s Office

8 Sept 2012 A few days ago I needed to see a doctor in Guatemala.  As a Pop Wuj student I could have gone to our clinic for free, but I thought seeing one the doctors I’d be working with … Continue reading

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Clinic- A Lesson on Choosing Your Battles

31 Aug 2012 The Pop Wuj clinic is situated below the Spanish school, on the first floor of an old brick building.  The large entrance is closed by bringing down a grilled metal screen that is locked with two padlocks, … Continue reading

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