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Started: March 2016 / Ending: September 2019

MCSP Guatemala is a three-year project to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and rates of chronic malnutrition in five departments of the Western Highlands region of Guatemala:

  • San Marcos,
  • Quiché,
  • Huehuetenango,
  • Totonicapán, and
  • Quetzaltenango.

The Program works closely with the Government of Guatemala, providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH) at the central and local levels to increase their capacity. Additionally, MCSP is strengthening MOH-supported interventions for reducing chronic malnutrition and maternal, neonatal, and child mortality and morbidity in 30 municipalities in the Western Highlands.

To read a summary of work in Guatemala to date, click here.

Intervention Areas:

Country Data

MCSP analyzed coverage disparities across RMNCH indicators for MCSP program countries. Click below for country-specific data.

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Select Health and Demographic Data for Guatemala
GDP per capita (USD) 4,470.99
Total Population 16,913,503
Maternal Health
Maternal Mortality Ratio (deaths/100,000 live births) 88
Skilled birth attendant coverage 65.5%
Antenatal care, 4+ visits 86.2%
Newborn Health
Neonatal mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births) 14
Infant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births) 23.9
Child Health
Under-five mortality (deaths per 1,000 live births) 28.5
Under-five mortality due to acute respiratory infection 4%
Treatment for acute respiratory infection 52%
Diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine coverage (3 doses) 82%
Family Planning
Modern contraceptive prevalence rate 48.9%
Total fertility rate 2.973
HIV prevalence, adult 0.5%
ART coverage 36%
Health Systems
Density of physicians (per 1,000 population) 0.897
Density of nurses & midwives (per 1,000 population) 0.864
Total Health Expenditure per capita (USD) 224.38
Sources: All data are from the World Health Organization, World Bank, and United Nations Children’s Fund.
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