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Public health summer program at UVG, Solola?

Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:20 pm
by Chriswaterguy
I want to connect with local groups doing sustainability, development and appropriate technology, who would be interested in sharing their knowledge, in Spanish and/or English.

One program I'm trying to find out about is connected with an professor from the US who teaches at UVG in Solola, at Lake Atitlan. University of Virginia students and UVG students participate in a public health program, I think at San Lucas la Laguna. I haven't been able to find any more info than that.

Any leads - a name, a web address relevant to the program, address, any clue - much appreciated. Thanks!

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:29 pm
by daviddrp
Um, ready for the weakest lead ever?

Last summer I met a doctor in San Marcos La Laguna who worked a little pharmacy stand a couple of days a week. From the San Marcos boat dock just sort of walk through the tourist zone away from the lake until you come to this big playground/park public area, and his pharmacy shack is to your right. Or six months ago it was . . .

This guy travels to the different lagoon villages doing public health type work for some NGO. Perhaps he or his org. might have a connection with students of this program from Sololá. Maybe they tag along with him.

Yeah, like I said, that was the worst lead, ever, esp. since I don´t remember which days he kept the pharmacy (his off-days from public health work). But he was a super nice guy and would be happy to chat you up I´m sure. Let me know if you find anything out.

-David

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:22 am
by Chriswaterguy
Thanks! That's the only lead I have so far, so I appreciate it. Hoping to get back to Atitlan in a few weeks, so I'll check it out then.