Healing Hands Mission is a not for profit corporation providing medical assistance to those who need it most.
Our current mission, every June, reaches out to a small region in the Eastern portion of Guatemala.
With your help and the help of all those who volunteer, we hope to expand and grow our mission, reaching more of those in need.
Health indicators reveal that Guatemala has the most significant differences among Latin American countries between the various population groups with the greatest disparity and challenges among the indigenous, the rural, and the poor.
Access to Healthcare
Guatemala has the highest rate of private expenditure in order to access healthcare than any other Latin American country. This statistic is reflected in the fact that poor, rural Guatemalans must pay cash in order to receive the most basic of health care needs.
Maternal mortality among the indigenous population is 163/100,000 live births (LB), whereas among the non-indigenous population it is 78/100,000 LB.
Chronic malnutrition amongst the indigenous population
of the population faces poverty
of births among the indigenous population are performed without a skilled attendant
of births among the non-indigenous population are performed without skilled attendant