Emory Day of Giving coming soon, March 22-23, 2023!
Health and Development in Guatemala

Health and Development in Guatemala (HDG) is a global health organization that uses an interdisciplinary approach to provide healthcare and education in a culturally appropriate manner. Every year, we take Emory students and medical professionals to Guatemala to deliver healthcare with the goal of connecting patients to existing local resources, capacity building of local clinics, and establishing partnerships so that international medical teams are no longer needed. Throughout the year, there are several ongoing projects including the creation of a research curriculum on STEM topics, social initiative teams that help students who lack resources to continue their education, and these trips to a rural Guatemalan community. Our club has the support of local organizations in Guatemala and is truly working to support them and create changes that are sustainable. HDG values social justice and personal and professional excellence through scientific inquiry and an understanding that health is a human right. With this philosophy, we invite the entire Emory community to partner with us in our journey!

The Impact of Your Gift

Each year HDG invites Emory doctors, medical students, and undergraduate students to Sololá, Guatemala to provide clinics and educational workshops on topics such as nutrition, exercise, mental health, and water sanitation. Volunteers also participate in community development initiatives by installing clean cookstoves and water filters in Guatemalan homes. These funds will go towards this clinical trip or towards our research trip, where students are investigating STEM education and water quality in Guatemala.

Student Organizations Challenge
Congratulations to the following student orgs that won the Student Organizations Challenge. 1st place - $850: Volunteer Medical Interpretation Services, 2nd place - $700: Emory Black Law Student Association, 3rd place - $550: First-Generation Low Income Partnership, 4th place - $400: The Young Democrats of Emory, 5th place - $300: Women in STEM, 6th place - $200: Emory Club Tennis
Rank Prize Student Orgs Donors
1 $850 Volunteer Medical Interpretation Services 44
2 $700 Emory Black Law Student Association 38
3 $550 First-Generation Low Income Partnership 17
4 $400 The Young Democrats of Emory 15
5 $300 Women in STEM 5
Top Donors - Departments, Centers, Programs, and Networks Leaderboard
Congratulations to the following 10 funds that won the Top Donors Leaderboard among departments, centers, programs, and networks! 1st place - $1800: Black Law Student Association, 2nd place - $1600: Youth Theological Initiative, 3rd place - $1400: Emory College Scholarships, 4th place - $1200: Volunteer Medical Interpretation Services, 5th place - $1000: Emory Crew, 6th place - $800: Student Well Being Fund, 7th place - $700: Young Democrats of Emory, 8th place - $600: Christian Life, 9th place - $500: Student Well Being Fund, 10th place - $400: Oxford College Library
Rank Prize Departments, Centers, Programs, and Networks Donors
1 $1,800 Emory Black Law Student Association 77
2 $1,600 Youth Theological Initiative 68
3 $1,400 College of Arts and Sciences 55
4 $1,200 Volunteer Medical Interpretation Services 51
5 $1,000 Club Sports 49
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