ASECSA (ASOCIACIÓN DE SERVICIOS COMUNITARIOS DE SALUD) in Guatemala
ASECSA is an umbrella organization serving more than 40 health promoter groups throughout rural Guatemala. Using a community-first approach, they train health promoters and midwives living in remote and rural areas on chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease and other relevant health topics. Their health workers deliver services and information in Indigenous languages and Spanish and integrate traditional medicine practices.
ASECSA has worked with Hesperian for decades as a field-tester, distributor and translator on books like A Book for Midwives, Health Actions for Women, Where Women Have No Doctor and The NEW Where There Is No Doctor. They are a Founding Member of the People’s Health Movement.