Document Type

Brief

Publication Date

5-1-2020

Abstract

The Population Council has a longstanding partnership with indigenous communities through the Abriendo Oportunidades program. Our experience working in indigenous settings has allowed us to witness a lack of indigenous inclusion in government activities. To better understand indigenous knowledge, perspectives, and needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic in Guatemala, we conducted 144 key informant interviews using mobile phones in ten municipalities from April 14–18, 2020. This brief describes highlights of the key informant interviews; participants’ knowledge of infection, symptoms, and prevention measures; risk perception; challenges to community prevention; and recommendations.

DOI

10.31899/pgy14.1018

Language

English

Project

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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