With El Salvador, Honduras, Belize and Mexico at its borders, Guatemala encompasses one of the most violent regions in the world. Yet, the country has no data to show the burden of that violence.
With its healthcare system in critical condition, Guatemala’s hospitals face a lack of funds and scarcity of supplies. And there isn’t a working system to treat traumatic injuries, which take up most of the country’s healthcare resources.
But one doctor there is making a difference, by creating the first electronic data registry of its kind that will help care for the injured, and also prevent deaths.
Correspondent Harris Whitbeck introduces us to Guatemalan surgeon and Game Changer, Dr. Sabrina Asturias.