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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

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

Meredith Fort

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310276.003.09

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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