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Guatemala May 7 – 21, 2022

May 7, 2022 Right to left: Dave, Jessica, and Nancy arrive and are welcomed to Guatemala by Silvia and a random guy that was invited to join in on the photo fun.

May 8, 2022 Mariana and Dave (members of the volunteer team) uncreating, sorting, packaging the equipment and supplies to be distributed to the Master Trainers. This process took several days to complete.

Left: Action posters, flip chart bags, and more. Right: Gloves, Mama Natalie supplies, bag and mask kit.

May 9, 2022 AM

Off to Juzgado de Paz y Centro de Atención Permanente Fraijanes, Fraijanes, Guatemala. Helping Mothers Survive Severe Bleeding After Birth – a lecture for doctors and nurses with demonstrations and simulations.

The doctors, nurses, volunteer teaching team, and interpreters, May 9, 2022

Left: Dr. Wilson Aroldo Zacarias Matzar – timing is everything. Right: Explaining timing of medication administration in English and then Spanish.

(Objective Structured Clinical Examination) OSCEs are very helpful in medical education because they allow a student to practice.
Inoculation – a when and how simulation.

May 9, 2022 PM

We went back to the Juzgado de Paz y Centro de Atención Permanente Fraijanes, Fraijanes, Guatemala. Helping Mothers Survive Severe Bleeding After Birth – for first responders. A lecture and hands on practice for when, why, and how to use a Non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG).

May 10, 2022 PM

We went back to the Juzgado de Paz y Centro de Atención Permanente Fraijanes, Fraijanes, Guatemala. Helping Mothers Survive Severe Bleeding After Birth for comadronas.

The beautiful garden at the entrance to training room at the CAP in Fraijanes.
Coffee Break!

May 11, 2022

Our next stop was the Municipal Palace, San Jose Pinula, Guatemala.

Thirty-four comadronas attended a lecture and simulations Helping Mothers Survive – Essential Care for Labor & Birth

Lois Marie Foundation donated delivery aprons, masks, & baby hats that were distributed to each midwife in a Rotary branded string back pack.

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