Tula Foundation’s Scaling-Up MNCH in Guatemala project will contribute to the reduction of maternal and child mortality in Guatemala by strengthening essential health systems in priority regions and promoting accountability for results through increased collection, dissemination, and use of community-level health data by health professionals, community health workers, health authorities, and MNCH stakeholders in Guatemala. Project activities focus upon reinforcing the expansion of a community eHealth system and the deployment of distance education programs for health personnel for strengthening the delivery of MNCH and nutrition health services at the primary health level. The project will be implemented in four priority departments; Alta Verapaz, Huehuetenango, El Quiché, and Sololà.
In December 2018, the community eHealth system had been expanded to the four target departments. This includes a distance education training network for community health workers and health personnel in rural communities, and a smartphone-based communication network to support the delivery of health services.