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Field Photos: PAHO-JICA Team at Work in Guatemala


The ten photographs below illustrate the teamwork going on as part of PAHO's joint collaboration project with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) of Guatemala in an integrated approach to deal with Chagas disease in poverty-stricken rural communities. This activity was conducted within the framework of the Initiative of Central American Countries against Chagas Disease (IPCA). Photos sent by Lic. Jun Nakagawa, JICA-PAHO Regional Advisor on Chagas Disease, PAHO-Honduras, and taken by himself and Lic. Ken Hashimoto, UNV (United Nations Volunteer) attached to PAHO Guatemala office. Click on the thumbnail images to view them in original size (in JPG).

JICA experts at home inspection
JICA experts in a visit to a rural Guatemalan home to check for vector infestation
vector team with volunteers
Community volunteers with vector-control personnel from the Ministry of Health
JICA expert with volunteer
JICA expert with community volunteer
JICA expert with Ministry personnel
JICA expert conferring with Ministry vector-control personnel
Ministry vector-control team   Ministry vector-control team
Ministry vector-control team in Jutiapa, an isolated rural community where Chagas represents a public-health problem
JICA expert with Ministry personnel
JICA experts with Ministry of Health vector-control team in Jutiapa
nursing workshop
Primary-care workshop at School of Nursing
Jun Nakagawa with PAHO Director
Lic. Jun Nakagawa, JICA-PAHO Regional Advisor on Chagas, with Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, PAHO Director
JICA expert with Ministry personnel
JICA experts with Ministry vector-control team in Jutiapa

More photos:

project   |   mission
blood-testing | IVM

El Salvador   |

Central American vectors:
T. dimidiata |
R. prolixus |
R. pallescens

Vulnerable housing |
Disease victims

PAHO Chagas page

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