About GUATEMALA - Nebaj Hospital Construction (NEBHOSP)
Poverty in Guatemala is widespread. Around 75% of the population live below the poverty line, defined by the ability to purchase a basked of necessities. Over 40% of the population has no access to any health care services. Many patients do not wish to seek care from public health due to cost, mistrust of provider and poor quality of services There is a great need for medical services, especially for young children, since 16% of infants suffer from low birth weight, and 50% of all children are malnourished.