Indigenous Medicine and Health Disparities in Maya Guatemala
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.
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Duke Global Health Institute
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