Name of institution/organization that executes the initiative:
Type of institution/organization: Civil Society or Non-Governmental
Other participating institutions/organizations:
Telehealth or Telemedicine
Access to Information
What health topic(s) does it address?
Where is the initiative being implemented?
Country or countries: Guatemala
Locality or localities: Alta Verapaz
Is there a target group or beneficiary population? No
Initiative began in: 2009
Is it still active? Yes
TulaSalud partners with the Ministry of Health and the Cobán School of Nursing and receives support from the Tula Foundation based in Canada; Using mobile phones, TulaSalud has been able to improve the flow of information between health professionals based in hospitals and community health workers (CHWs) in remote villages. There are currently 195 CHW using Kawok (CommCare application) serving more than 700 communities and a population of more than 300,000 residents.
Link(s) to photo album(s): (on Picasa, Flickr or similar sites)
Main Contact Person: Ray Brunsting, CTO
Name and Title: Isabel Lobos, GM
Name and Title: Diego Rios, Field Manager
For more information on this experience, please do not hesitate to contact us.
PAHO/WHO is grateful for the support and commitment of the
Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID).
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