Health and Justice in Indigenous Guatemala

Paul Wise

Part of the Spring 2013 Bay Area Latin America Forum 

March 11, 2013

Paul Wise, Health and Justice in Indigenous Guatemala

Event Description

What is the relationship between health services and justice in settings of political instability and poor governance? How do persistent tensions between the health, social science, and human rights communities play out when assessing the role of technical interventions, such as medical care, to address health problems clearly generated by profound poverty and social oppression? Prof. Wise will describe the experience of community-driven health programs in indigenous areas of highland Guatemala as a basis for discussing an integrated strategy that respects both medical capacity and the social determinants of health.


Paul Wise is the Richard E. Behrman Professor of Child Health and Society and a professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. He is also a senior fellow at the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. 

More Information

Read "Health and Justice in High-Conflict Areas," from the Spring 2013 Berkeley Review.