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Indigenous Medicine and Health Disparities in Maya Guatemala

Guatemalan girl

Project Objectives

This project includes interviews with health promoters, laypeople, midwives, herbalist, and other traditional healers in order to identify the herbal most commonly used, including indications and health beliefs surrounding this plant material.

* Compile a compendium of herbs that can be used by the community as a whole.
* Conduct surveys investigating the most common morbidities in these communities.
* Create health education programs based on individual community needs.

Faculty

Department & School


Duke Global Health Institute

Locations

Sponsors

  • Duke Global Health Institute

Collaborators

  • CODECH

Project Status

Ongoing

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