Our Guatemala implementation partner is Maya Health Alliance | Wuqu’ Kawoq. A health provision NGO committed to health equity and provision of health care in first languages, Wuqu’ Kawoq spearheaded agile design and implementation of safe+natal.
Dr. Waleska López Canu, MD, is Medical Director for Wuqu’ Kawoq. She has more than 15 years experience providing healthcare in rural settings. Dr. López received her medical doctorate from the Autonomous University of Mexico and completed her clinical training at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala. She originally worked with Wuqu ‘Kawoq in 2010-11 and returned in 2014. She has worked extensively in Mexico and Guatemala for Ministry of Health programs to extend coverage to rural areas. She was nominated as one of the Most Outstanding Guatemalans for 2021. Originally from Patzún, Chimaltenango, she is proudly Kaqchikel Maya.
Rosibely Sut is Coordinator of Wuqu’ Kawoq’s Mobile Maternal Health Program. She graduated school as an accountant, but a desire to contribute to her community led her to join the Maternal Mobile Health team as one of the first Care Navigators. She was promoted to Assistant, a position in which she worked closely with midwives, including providing training on risk signs during pregnancy and after birth. She is now Program Coordinator, managing midwives, navigators, and program logistics. She was born in the village of Chuatzunuj, Tecpán and brings a deep understanding of the situation rural indigenous women confront in Guatemala.