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In the fall of 2007, DGH was approached by a Guatemalan NGO, Primeros Pasos. Working in Quetzaltenango (otherwise known as Xela), Primeros Pasos provides comprehensive health care services to the poor indigenous community in the Palajunoj valley just minutes outside of the international downtown tourist stop. The mission and work of Primeros Pasos fits in well to our own commitment to “promoting health and human rights with those who have no voice." As a part of our new partnership, Doctors for Global Health directs qualified interested volunteers to this site.
Doctors for Global Health provides volunteers who support the day-to-day functioning of the Primeros Pasos clinic – in pediatric outreach activities in local schools; in comprehensive clinical medical, dental and mental health services; and in health education activities on a variety of topics. FAQ