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Central American Program Areas


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Community Development

Nurse Education

Donation For Guatemala


In 2001 HMA began offering services with medical teams in Guatemala.

Initially our work was with the organization Mujeres en Accion in Chimaltenango funded by World Accord of Canada.

After several years Ruth Humbert, RN moved to Guatemala and began rural mountain medical clinics. It wasn't long before she identified a group of village health workers who wanted to attend auxiliary nurse training. God sent funding and 11 villagers began training. Four nurses completed their program and began assisting Ruth in monthly medical clinics. The nurse's skills increased as well as their knowledge and expertise. Additionally, they received training from Outreach International on participatory human development and began "focus" groups in their villages to identify and address personal and public health issues.

Ruth returned to the USA in 2010 leaving behind AHMA, Association of Hombres y Mujeres en Accion (Men and Women in Action) under the leadership of Amilcar Vielman, Director; Marlon Moran, Assistant Director; and Lois Werner AHMA President.

We continue to work with AHMA to provide funding for clinics, medicines, critical care, tire gardens, and university nursing education.

Donate Medical Equipment

Do you have access to medical equipment that could be donated to help the staff in Guatemala? They are in need of basic items such as otoscopes, tweezers of various types, blood pressure cuffs, finger oxymeters, etc. If you would be willing to donate items to be taken to Guatemala, please contact HMA Executive Director, 816-833-1000 ext. 1262 or E-Mail. For a more complete list of what is needed, Click Here.


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Updated 4/14/20