Xela AID collaborates with the Minister of Public Health to administer vaccinations, including those preventing diphtheria, polio, tetanus and whooping cough. The project is supplied with the vaccines by the local government, and is charged with delivering vaccinations throughout a portion of greater San Martin Sacatepequez, including the villages of San Martin Chiquito, Las Cumbres and Las Nubes.
Xela AID is a member of the Municipal Commission of Health, comprised of all organizations providing health services in San Martin Sacatepequez. To prevent overlap or lapses in coverage, the Commission divides greater San Martin Sacatepequez into zones and assigns responsibility for vaccination delivery to the various government and non-governmental groups (NGOs). To accomplish complete coverage of its assign areas, Xela AID collaborates with Sor Enriqueta Ortiz, a nursing academy based in Quetzaltenango.
The goal of the national Minister of Health is to eradicate diphtheria, polio, and tetanus. Xela AID will continue to act as a partner in this important national effort, and hopes to add new vaccines for distribution through grant funding.