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Expanding Our Impact
Guatemala needs stronger health systems, climate-resilient communities, and protection from mosquito-borne diseases. The USAID-funded HFG project, led by Abt, conducted a health system assessment to map the strengths and weaknesses of Guatemala’s health system. Abt also trained banks in clean energy financing to promote investment in energy efficient projects throughout Guatemala and Central America broadly, reaching over 1,200 trainees across the region. USAID’s Zika AIRS Project (ZAP) is providing surveys of Zika vector abundance, reducing mosquito breeding sites, and implementing indoor residual spraying campaigns reaching thousands of Guatemalan households. Abt works closely with the Ministry of Health to deliver high-quality surveillance and implementation. Dozens of workers have been trained in local communities, and social awareness campaigns have helped improve public perception of ZAP’s work.