We've worked in Guatemala and throughout Central America since 1993 to strengthen health sectors and address the HIV epidemic among high-risk populations. In Guatemala, we focus on interventions to improve the quality of care, reduce stigma against people living with HIV, and promote human resources planning.
We partner with the government, NGOs, and civil society to improve the capacity of health providers to deliver high-quality, comprehensive HIV and AIDS care and treatment, especially for key populations at higher risk for contracting the virus.
Reduced hiring time for new health workers from four months to 15 days.
Improved quality of care in 70+ health facilities by applying our OPQ methodology.
Empowered the ministry to gather data for 60,500 health worker records in iHRIS.
Worked with 22 hospitals and 50 health centers in Guatemala using IntraHealth’s quality-improvement approach to assess and improve staff performance.
Provided competency-based training to thousands of regional health workers and community members in Guatemala to reduce HIV stigma and discrimination and to promote biosafety, voluntary counseling and testing, and teamwork skills.
Applied our Optimizing Performance and Quality methodology in 15 Guatemalan hospitals to systematically analyze the performance of health workers, organizations, and systems, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the National AIDS Program.
Identified 300+ performance standards in 18 service areas to pinpoint gaps in health worker performance in Guatemala. Helped the health facilities use these gaps to inform facility improvements and further train 1,850 health workers.
Helped train 140+ human resources personnel in 84 regions throughout Guatemala to implement a new contracts module in iHRIS that will reduce hiring time for new employees from four months to 15 days and improve retention by streamlining payroll processes.
Launched IntraHealth’s free, open source iHRIS software in Guatemala and trained 700+ staff members to enter and manage data. The ministry now has accurate data on 60,500 employees and produced more than 24,000 health worker contracts.
Through the establishment of two new cadres of health workers in Central America, retained more than 4,000 people at risk of dropping out of ART, and recovered 2,570 people who had dropped out of treatment.