Chirijuyu (Parramo)

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Dental

Overview

Chirijuyu is located in central Guatemala. The houses in the community are often made of adobe, cement blocks, and bricks. Most of the community members work in agriculture, honey production and selling, and fishing. During initial communications with Global Brigades, community leaders expressed that their top three needs were Medical and Dental Brigades, access to education, and a water system renovation.

Municipality: Parramo

Department: Chimaltenango

Homes : N/A
Population : N/A
Water System : N/A
Community Bank : Not Started
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : N/A
Community Health Workers : N/A
Education : N/A
Distance from Lodging Facility : N/A

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

Tecpan is a municipality of the Chimaltenango department situated 87 kilometers west of Guatemala City. Over 90% of the population in the municipality are part of Mayan indigenous groups. Public health care in Guatemala falls under the responsibility of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare (MSPAS) which has 2,200 service units across the country.  Even with this coverage, it is important to note that medications, supplies, and materials are often not available. Health worker density in rural communities is 3.0 per 10,000 persons as opposed to 25.7 to 10,000 in urban areas of Guatemala. There are major gaps in health care services between rural indigenous and urban populations in Guatemala.

 

24

Total number of volunteers

298

Patient Consultations

101

Vision screenings provided

27

Health Education Workshops

BRIGADE INFORMATION:

Medical Brigades use the local school as their brigade site. The school has 5 rooms, where the various medical stations are conducted. 

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: +200,000

NEARBY COMMUNITIES: N/A

BRIGADE SITE: Community School

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS IN SECTOR CHIRIJUYU:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Arizona State University March 2022 5 University of Toledo March 2022 19

Dental

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

DENTAL CARE  ACCESS:

Working closely with the Medical Program, the Dental Program provides fillings, extractions, and fluoride treatments as a standard part of Medical Brigades. Most community members do not have regular access to dental care due to the lack of dentists within a reasonable distance.

42

Patient Consultations

35

Number of Extractions

BRIGADE INFORMATION:

Medical Brigades use the local school as their brigade site. The school has 5 rooms, where the various medical stations are conducted. 

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: +200,000

NEARBY COMMUNITIES: N/A

BRIGADE SITE: N/A

DENTAL VOLUNTEERS IN SECTOR CHIRIJUYU:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Arizona State University March 2022 5 University of Toledo March 2022 19

Local Reference Points

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