Guatemala Patients Dying in Racist Practice? [Video]

Guatemala Patients Dying in Racist Practice? [Video]

Guatemala’s health system is complex and fraught with inequity, and recent evidence shows that indigenous patients are dying unnecessarily – even being turned away as part of a potentially racist practice from the gate of the hospital. The racism is inherent in the Guatemalan system and has historical muscle behind it. The rare few who […]

Women’s Cancer Collective in Guatemala Demands Allocation of $3M

Women’s Cancer Collective in Guatemala Demands Allocation of $3M

The private cancer institute, El Instituto Nacional de Cancerología (National Cancer Institute/INCAN) in Guatemala City received nearly Q21 million (the equivalent of $3 million) two years ago to provide no-cost cancer care for low-income and indigent patients who receive primary care from two public hospitals: Hospital General San Juan de Dios and Hospital Roosevelt and […]

Guatemala Cancer Injustice Fight for Poor Women [Video]

Guatemala Cancer Injustice Fight for Poor Women [Video]

Thirty years ago, a cancer diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence, worldwide, with mortality rates for breast cancer at 58 percent. Technological advances in diagnosis and treatment have significantly reduced the risk for most cancers … for those who have equitable access to early diagnosis and care. A study released last month showed injustice […]