Affordable, effective health care is essential for families in poverty to build socially and economically productive lives.

Unfortunately, millions of Guatemalans don’t have access to quality health care. With only one doctor for every thousand residents and severely limited medical care in rural areas, persistent health crises threaten the country’s progress. Maternal and infant mortality, malnutrition, communicable diseases, parasites and diabetes are high, especially in indigenous communities.

That’s why we’re working to fill the gaps in health care and bring hope to rural areas of Guatemala.

With a network of U.S.-based volunteer medical teams, we’re providing preventive care, surgery and community education to those who need it most. Each team is made up of several dozen physicians, nurses and support staff who travel with us to remote areas with severely limited access to health care.

Learn more about how our medical teams are transforming health care in rural Guatemala–and how you can join them.