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Building on Strengths

Maya Midwifery International

Callister, Lynn Clark PhD, RN, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: March/April 2017 - Volume 42 - Issue 2 - p 118
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000318
ONGOING COLUMNS: Global Health and Nursing

Maya Midwifery International provides care to mothers and babies in areas with low resources in Guatemala. Our global health nursing expert, Dr. Callister, discusses how this initiative is an example of working within the limits of available resources, addressing social determinants of health, and collaborating to enhance ability for indigenous providers to play a vital role in healthcare delivery that is safe, culturally appropriate, and cost effective.

Lynn Clark Callister is a Professor Emerita, College of Nursing, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, and an Editorial Board Member of MCN. Dr. Callister can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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