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Utzilaj K’aslmen

A phrase that embodies the ultimate goal of ASSADE and expresses the search of the Utzilaj K'aslem Winakirem which is the harmonious balance between life, humanity, and natural environment. ASSADE works to help all individuals attain this balance in life by focusing on health rights as a transformative action that improves the socio-cultural political life of the Guatemalan highlands. 

Our work is based on the premise that healthcare is a constitutional right that should address the psychosocial needs of individuals, families, and communities. Understanding development of healthcare rights by recognizing different groups and cultures are free agents of their own destiny in regards to economic, social, and political beliefs and establishing a harmonious balance.  
Serve at least 75% of the most susceptible population, in particular pregnant women and children. To be a holistic self-sustaining healthcare center that guarantees access to universal healthcare for vulnerable communities in Guatemalan highlands. Our center strives to provide primary healthcare, emergency care, and health education in an adequate, pleasant, harmonious environment and inspired to support the search for fullness of life. 
ASSADE directly benefits more than 750 people per month on a variety of health care issues. About 400 children and women from vulnerable communities in the region annually benefit from preventive health, development projects, and health education. Our main focus is maternal children with few resources, but the organization attends to all those who require care following the organization's philosophy: the universal right to health. 
Seek to provide engaging, free education pertinent to the communities we serve through the questioning and understanding of social issues, in a co-responsible and dynamic way. Integrate actions appropriate to their biological, cultural and social characteristics, promoting the principle of equality of opportunities without any discrimination. Our Center considers and integrates culture as the main element to create programs, projects, services and activities.
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