The clinic is strategically located in Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepequez, an area that, in spite of its proximity with Antigua Guatemala (a popular tourist destination), lacks health services. Ciudad Vieja is well connected by bus service and is therefore accessible to women living in remote areas of the country. It also provides a convenient base for the Manos Abiertas staff to travel to the coast or the highlands for rural day clinics in order to reach out to women who can’t afford to travel.
The team also run pop-up day clinics in remote locations across the country (pictured), where women can receive family planning and cancer screening services.
Photo: A consultation room in one of Manos Abiertas family planning and cervical cancer screening day clinics in the far-away comunity of Pastores, Sacatepequez. © Manos Abiertas