Through their non-profit, Project PAC, Wagner College Physician Assistant Program travels to San Andres Ixtapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala. They provide six mobile clinics over four days, at the ASSADE clinic and surrounding communities in the Lake Atitlan area. Through these clinics they serve native populations that live in remote geographic areas and have limited or no access to care; treating common medical conditions, offering preventive screenings (Diabetes, Oral Health, Cervical Cancer).
They have piloted a program that provides education and supplies to Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA). They educate and train TBAs regarding warning signs during pregnancy and complications during and after labor. They also distribute supplies to aide them in their work.
Additionally, they have expanded their efforts towards women’s health by providing education and training to local nurses on women’s health issues, new blood pressure recommendations, diabetes and smoking issues.
We proudly sponsored Wagner College PA Program with medical diagnostic equipment to gift to their TBA trainees and to the local nurses trained at clinics.