Health is the Greatest Wealth: Bendito Fruto del Vientre

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Despite improvements in several public health indicators in the last two decades, Guatemalans still experience numerous health-related problems such as communicable diseases, chronic under-nutrition, and maternal mortality, especially in rural areas and among indigenous populations. Katherine Nystrom will discuss the roots of these health issues as context for describing the work of WINGS/ALAS, an organization committed to strengthening Guatemalan families through promoting access to reproductive health services and education.

Katherine Nystrom is a CSB Alum with a Masters in Public Health from Emory University. During her graduate studies, she did program evaluation fieldwork in the Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala studying the effectiveness of WINGS' outreach and education programming. She is currently a program evaluator at the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor.

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