Last Tuesday, July 5, our CAHI event “Nutrition in Guatemala: Strengthening the first level of care” was held at the Hotel Barceló, Guatemala City. During the event, health professionals shared their experiences in projects and studies to improve health in Central America, in order to catalyze substantial improvements for nutrition projects in rural areas. This event was attended by more than 150 people including officials from the Ministry of Health and Secretary of Health and Nutrition SESAN, professors and students from the main universities in the country, directors of public hospitals in the capital city and four different departments, professionals from the health and media, among others.

The main exhibition of the event was in charge of Dr. Paul Wise of Stanford University and member of the Board of Directors of CAHI. Dr. Wise presented a summary of his work in the rural communities of Guatemala since 1970, especially in San Lucas Tolimán, Sololá. He told us about the program “Children in Crisis” of the Freeman Spogli Institute of Stanford University, which aims to improve child health in conflict areas, post-conflict and complex environments through political strategies and integrated techniques.

We want to thank all the attendees and exhibitors for their presence at the event. Likewise to all the organizations and companies that made this event possible. Thanks to events like this we can get closer to our mission to achieve a Central America where all people have access to high quality health services regardless of socio-economic, cultural or geographical barriers.