In the first study to address cigarette packaging in low/middle-income country, researchers found that regulations mandated by the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in Guatemala have not been fulfilled. It is well known that tobacco companies utilize their packaging as a way to market to current and potential consumers. The packaging size, color, and […]
Obesity rates continue to climb globally and Guatemalans, especially children, are included in this trend. As in the United States, in this low/middle income country, fast food chain restaurants market directly to children with price incentives and toy giveaways as part of combination meals, enticing children to choose unhealthy food options instead of a possibly […]
A group of Washington University researchers, residents, fellows and staff partnered with the Guatemala Social Security Institute (IGSS) hospital system in Guatemala City to work together towards improving patient outcomes and understanding of MesoAmerican Nephropathy (MeN), an unexplained epidemic of chronic kidney disease prevalent on the Pacific coast of Latin American, particularly Guatemala, Nicaragua, El […]
WashU students gain firsthand knowledge of the many public health issue in Haiti as part of a course focused on public health interventions in developing countries.