FSM

Health

Good health in a community depends not only on an efficient health care system capable of providing quality services, but also on community members themselves who need to be well informed about health issues so they can apply the necessary prevention methods.

Objectives:

Community leaders, teachers and students are an important part of this process and they should learn that
 "Health care is everybody’s responsibility”


Community services

2003-2004

Objectives:
To provide facilities and basic equipment for medical services in 14 communities.
To strengthen the organization of the community health structure.

  • 14 Community Health Centers established
  • Donation and delivery of basic equipment to 14 communities: stretchers, scales, thermometers, basic supplies, etc.

 

2004-2006

Objective:
To use the community health structure to provide medical services for 14 communities with 9,311 inhabitants.

  • Training and education of community leaders
  • Consultations with midwives
  • Consultations with nurses
  • Provision of medicine in first-aid kits
  • Information and education for health supervisors

 

2007

Objective:
Focus on Health Education to contribute to reducing mother-child mortality through prevention. There are several health organizations which now offer free consultations: the Health Center, PRODEC and CODI.

  • Formation of the Sierra Madre Foundation health team
  • Talks on health education to groups of women and children
  • Home visits for severe cases and follow-up
  • Medical consultation in coordination with other health organizations

 

 
equipment
Equipment delivery
 
consultation with nurses
Consultation with nurses
 
consultation with midwives
Consultation with midwives
 
training of health team
Training of health team
 
children's clinic
Children's clinic
 

Health fairs

To improve health service access and quality in San Miguel Ixtahuacán and Sipacapa, working with APROSAMI and the health centers.

2003:
San Miguel Ixtahuacán


2004:
Sícabe
El Triunfo
San Miguel Ixtahuacán
Sipacapa


2005:
San Miguel Ixtahuacán (2)
La Cal
La Estancia (SAMI)
Xeabaj
Subchal


2006:
San Miguel Ixtahuacán (2)
San José Ixcanichel


2007:
San Miguel Ixtahuacán (2)

 

   
  pharmacy

Bringing these services to the area:

Pharmacy
Ultrasound
Dentistry
Pap smears
Women’s clinic
Children’s clinic
Laboratory
Family planning methods
Eye tests
Electrocardiograms

 

 

Pharmacy

 
ultrasound
Ultrasound
 
dentistry
Dentistry
 
laboratory
Laboratory
 

Strengthening local institutions

Health censuses

In Sipacapa:
Population census and environmental health census in 37 communities
In San Miguel Ixtahuacán:
Updating of the census in 14 communities

 

APROSAMI

Training for the technical team
Training for community leaders
Training for midwives
First aid training for 14 people

 

Health centers

National vaccination campaigns
Training of health personnel
Coordinated activities
Joint community services

 

 
training for midwives
Training for midwives
 
training for health personnel
Training for health personnel
 
firs aid training
First aid training
 
 

Promoting community needs

Meetings with COCODES and municipal mayors
Member of the Board of Directors of the Departmental Health Council
Member of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Health Council

 
cocodes and municipal mayors

Meetings with COCODES and municipal mayors

 

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