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Colorado: Collaboration Brings New Lodging Facility to Guatemala Clinic

Leaders from Children’s Hospital Colorado, CU School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Colorado School of Public Health and its Center for Global Health, as well as representatives from the Centers for Disease Control, recently traveled to Guatemala to celebrate the commencement of a new lodging facility at the Trifinio Center for Human Development.

The facility was made possible in part due to the efforts of various deans and chairs from the affiliate schools and departments at Anschutz Medical Campus that were instrumental in raising the $100,000 needed to complete the project.

As a result, up to 25 visiting students, residents, faculty members, pharmacists, nurses and community health workers now have a comfortable and safe place to stay while working on site in the community at the family medical clinic, the dental clinic or at the soon-to-be-opened birthing clinic.

Attendees expressed how impressed and inspired they were by the collaboration between AgroAmerica, the supporting hospitals and schools, and the Trifinio Center in improving the lives of the children and families of those working in the banana and palm oil plantations AgroAmerica runs. Additionally, the quality of equipment and array of capabilities made several attendees excited about how much this clinic facility will offer.

Also during the trip, the Colorado contingent met four students from the CU Anschutz Medical Campus who were working in the clinic this summer. It was easy to see the effect that the experience would have not only on their careers, but also their professions.

Look for more news in the coming months celebrating the opening of the birthing center – a key step toward improving the area’s population health

Full story here.