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EVERY HUMAN LIFE IS WORTH THE SAME, AND WORTH SAVING.

J. K. Rowling

 

WACHALAL: 

noun.  From the Mayan K'iche' language.  Meaning "my brother."

WACHALAL is a U.S. based, 501(c)(3) approved, non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to support its Guatemalan sister non-profit organization, "Ajkun Pa Le Qatinimit - Clinica Medica Cristiana"(APQ).

APQ is a unique, purpose built, model hybrid health center situated in rural Guatemala consisting of outpatient consultation, on-site pharmacy and laboratory, point-of-care ultrasound, inpatient care- including critical care, and a state-of-the-art acute care/resuscitation area. 

 

RESUS + CRITICAL CARE

caring for the sickest

REJECTING A SCARCITY MINDSET.  LIVING AS POSSIBILITARIANS. 

DRIVEN BY COMPASSIONATE ANGER IN THE FACE OF INJUSTICE,

RECOGNIZING THAT PATIENT AND PATHOLOGY HAVE NO RESPECT FOR GEOGRAPHY,

WE BRAVELY SEEK TO DELIVER COMPASSIONATE WORLD-CLASS HEALTHCARE TO THE ACUTELY ILL

AND ENSURE THAT GEOGRAPHY DOES NOT DETERMINE DESTINY.

"THE IDEA THAT SOME LIVES MATTER LESS IS THE ROOT OF ALL THAT IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD"

~PAUL FARMER

 

KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION +

TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY

world class care - out there

COLLABORATING WITH INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS IN RESUSCITATION AND POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND


JOINING FORCES WITH ONE OF THE PREMIER FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAMS IN THE U.S. 

AS AN INTERNATIONAL HOST SITE FOR THEIR GLOBAL HEALTH FELLOWSHIP


CONSTANTLY UPSKILLING AT THE INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM LEVEL. 

UTILIZING HIGH FIDELITY IN-SITU SIMULATION AND CONSISTENT DELIBERATE PRACTICE. 

BRINGING THE LATEST EVIDENCE BASED CARE AND TECHNOLOGY TO THE BEDSIDE. 


MEASURING WHAT MATTERS. 

TRACKING PATIENT CARE AND HEALTH OUTCOMES ON AN ELEGANT iPAD BASED EMR.

"WITH RARE EXCEPTIONS, ALL OF YOUR MOST IMPORTANT ACHIEVEMENTS ON THIS PLANET WILL COME FROM WORKING WITH OTHERS- OR, IN A WORD, PARTNERSHIP."

~PAUL FARMER

 

CHRONIC + COMPLEX CARE

relentlessly pursuing excellence

ADHERING TO BEST PRACTICES AND INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES.

PROVIDING CLARITY AND QUALITY OF CARE IN AN ENVIRONMENT

THAT PARADOXICALLY JUXTAPOSES LACK OF ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY HEALTHCARE

WITH "NEW" MEDICAL PLURALISM AND FRAGMENTED CARE.  

"PERFECTION IS NOT ATTAINABLE, BUT IF WE CHASE PERFECTION, WE CAN CATCH EXCELLENCE."

~VINCE LOMBARDI

 
 

"THE LORD HAS TOLD YOU WHAT IS GOOD,
    AND THIS IS WHAT HE REQUIRES OF YOU:
TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT, TO LOVE MERCY,
    AND TO WALK HUMBLY WITH YOUR GOD.

MICAH 6:8 (NLT)

 

WACHALAL

5394 PINECREST DRIVE
MOUNT OLIVE, AL
35117