Action Against Hunger

Saving Brains: Youth in action: developing a counseling system/model led by Chorti Maya youth to improve maternal and child health in communities of the municipality of Jocotan, department of Chiquimula (Guatemala)

Program: Saving brains, Grand Challenges Canada funded by Global Affairs Canada

Principal Investigator:Dr Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez, Associate Professor and Director, McGill Institute for Global Food Security

Project Manager: Dr Patrick Cortbaoui, Academic Associate and Program Director, McGill Institute for Global Food Security

Objective: to implement a new community counseling model for maternal and child health, with supportive supervision and the use of performance incentives, led by youth from Guatemalan rural, indigenous communities.

Project Implementation Partners:

  • Action Against Hunger - Guatemala
  • McGill University