Nebaj Hospital - Servicio Medico y Esperanza
Poverty in Guatemala is widespread. Around 75% of the population live below the poverty line and over 40% of the population has no access to any health care services. Many patients do not wish to seek care from public health due to cost, mistrust of provider, and poor quality of services There is a great need for medical services, especially for young children, since 16% of infants suffer from low birth weight, and 50% of all children are malnourished.
Since 2015, we have been in partnership with Dr. Juan Pablo and Carolina. Our focus has been on providing quality healthcare to the community of Nebaj and the surrounding areas. Plans for a full-fledged hospital were developed and since 2015, we have been actively involved in the efforts of the construction of a new hospital building. This is a 40+ bed facility, a $3 million USD project to serve the people in the area.
'Servicios Medicos Vida y Esperanza' is the name of the Hospital and it is currently accepting patients, providing healthcare and dental care, while the new building is being built right beside it!
To support the patients at the Hospital, you can donate here: https://impacthope.kindful.com/?campaign=1108969
For more information about this project, please visit: https://impacthope.ca/nebaj/