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The Practice of International HealthA Case-Based Orientation$
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Daniel Perlman and Ananya Roy

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195310276

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310276.001.0001

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A Collective Response to the Health Sector Reform in Guatemala

A Collective Response to the Health Sector Reform in Guatemala

(p.177) 9 A Collective Response to the Health Sector Reform in Guatemala
The Practice of International Health

Alejandro Cerón

Meredith Fort

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes individual experiences during the initial years of the health-sector reform in Guatemala and their collective participation in a coalition of grassroots organizations called the Instancia Nacional de Salud. Instancia Nacional de Salud is a coalition of community-based organizations that responded to the Guatemalan government's top-down health care reform by creating an alternative program that integrated Mayan medicine into a comprehensive primary health-care structure.

Keywords:   public health practice, Instancia Nacional de Salud, health services, health care, alternative medicine, Mayan medicine

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