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Making a Healthy Exit

In places like rural Guatemala, the quest to sustain a vital social enterprise often depends on finding the right private-sector partner.

 

In rural Guatemala, access to basic health services is often minimal at best. In many areas of the country, the only available health options are to consult a traditional healer, to self-medicate, or to make an expensive visit to a doctor in a town that is several hours away. Overall, health outcomes in Guatemala compare unfavorably with those of much poorer countries. That’s especially true in rural, indigenous communities, where child mortality and malnutrition rates are 50 percent higher...


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