Join us for a live chat on Reddit with Dominga, a patient who was locked out of the Guatemalan healthcare system, and Peter, the doctor who made sure she received care on Thursday, April 28, at 2 pm ET/11 am PT.
For three years, Dominga was bedridden because of a diabetic ulcer on the bottom of her left foot.
For most indigenous Guatemalans like her, there is no healthcare at all inside their communities. Of the healthcare that exists outside their communities, none is available in their native language.
Thanks to Peter and Wuqu’ Kawoq, today Dominga can walk.
When indigenous patients like her need care, Peter and the staff at Wuqu’ Kawoq (Kachiqel for “healthcare”) go to them. With support from Watsi donors to fund treatment, it’s one of the only nonprofits that has figured out how to unlock healthcare for indigenous Guatemalans like Dominga.
Ask them anything.
On Thursday, April 28, at 2 pm ET/11 am PT, join us on Reddit to ask Peter and Dominga about being locked out of the Guatemalan healthcare system — and what we can do about it. You can also tweet your questions using #AskWKanything.
For more on the Guatemalan healthcare system, read "Saying yes," "Scaling mountains, saving lives," and "When patients are turned away from care."
The Watsi Team
Everyone deserves healthcare.