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Since 1990, our focus has been on improving women’s health.

  • Jhpiego developed a mentorship training curriculum specific to the Guatemalan context and 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.
  • Under the Maternal and Child Survival Program, Jhpiego launched Guatemala’s first midwifery education program, obtaining Ministry of Health approval of the Norms and Regulation to Implement the Technical University for Midwifery Career. Jhpiego is supporting implementation of the midwifery career path at two universities in Huehuetenango, helping to standardize the approach and ensure coordination between the universities and the ministry.

Our Work in Guatemala

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: