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NIH-funded researchers have developed and tested a mobile health solution to reduce maternal and infant mortality in partnership with Wuqu’ Kawoq|Maya Health Alliance.

August 30, 2021

Medical Director Waleska López Canu and Executive Director Anne Kraemer explore what it means to be community-led and how to make it true day to day.

August 25, 2021

This National Geographic piece examines growing hunger in Guatemala in the midst of the pandemic and climate crisis.

July 26, 2021

Our work breaking down barriers to family planning for indigenous women in rural Guatemala is one of the 15 winning submissions in a WHO contest highlighting stories about implementing and scaling up high impact practices.

April 20, 2021

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Guatemala is a place of contrasts, with high rates of both malnutrition and obesity. This article features our research on adolescents, obesity, and diet. (In Spanish)

March 8, 2021


Nutrition program manager Karyn Choy and ED Anne Kraemer share our multi-pronged approach for working with families long-term to help curb child malnutrition and its lifelong consequences in this BBC Radio Interview. This piece, focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger, is part of Project 17, an ongoing BBC series on achieving the 17 SDGs told through the perspective of 17-year-olds.  

January 2021

Rotary clubs and Maya Health Alliance partner to reduce child malnutrition in rural Guatemala, adding home gardents to the multi-pronged approach to ensuring that young children have access to a healthy, diverse selection of foods.

En Español: La buena nutrición y el cuidado de la salud antes del segundo cumpleaños de un niño son vitales para su futuro.

November  2020 

Maya Health Alliance | Wuqu’ Kawoq and partners work to deliver accessible information about the coronavirus across communities in rural Guatemala. 

June 1,  2020

Wuqu’ Kawoq is looping in translators on telemedicine phone calls with doctors and producing Covid podcasts in Mayan languages to air on local radio.

May 31, 2020

Maya Health Alliance | Wuqu’ Kawoq supplies personal protective equipment to return health care workers from the University of San Carlos to their rural posts

May 7, 2020


Our large donation of PPE helped put 320 medical students back in the field in rural communities in government health centers.

April 30, 2020

An interview with Executive Director Anne Kraemer Diaz about Conectados GuateVida. (Interview starts at minute 59.)

April 28, 2020

Awardees of the Open Innovation Challenge include the Connected GuateVida telemedicine project.

April 22, 2020

Maya Health Alliance|Wuqu’ Kawoq receives award for Connected GuateVida telemedicine project.

April 16, 2020

The Connected GuateVida telemedicine project was one of seven selected from more than 240 submitted for the government’s challenge for projects addressing COVID-19.

April 16, 2020

Maya Health Alliance|Wuqu’ Kawoq has developed a cell phone app that helps midwives save mothers’ and babies’ lives.

January 12, 2020

New York Times

Maya Health Alliance|Wuqu’ Kawoq’s efforts targeting cervical cancer are featured in New York Times columnist  Nicholas Kristof’s alternative holiday gift guide.

November 30, 2019

Maya Health Alliance | Wuqu’ Kawoq nutrition programs are the focus of Sabores Unidos, an annual fundraising dinner organized by AmCham and United Way Guatemala.

October 17, 2019

Maya Health Alliance | Wuqu’ Kawoq participates in the Conéctate Guate, a consortium that seeks to map existing initiatives to reduce chronic malnutrition rates in Guatemala and identify gaps and opportunities for collaboration.

October 6, 2019

Dr. Peter Rohloff of Maya Health Alliance | Wuqu’ Kawoq speaks to the effects of chronic malnutrition at a conversation with the candidates for the Vice Presidency presented by United Way.

July 26, 2019

Maya Health Alliance participates in political forum on the future of Guatemala’s early childhood programs

July 20, 2019

Maya Health Alliance participates in efforts to reduce maternal mortality

July 8, 2019

Opinion piece featuring the work of Maya Health and other organizations to prevent cervical cancer.

June 10, 2019

Maya Health Alliance’s innovative programs to end child malnutrition

September 11, 2018

MSNBC features our maternal health program, which equips indigenous midwives with training and smartphone apps to detect and treat problems before and during childbirth. 

September 4, 2017