Strengthening healthcare in Paraguay’s underserved northeast


February 2024

In the remote community of Tekohá Y' Apo, in the Department of Canindeyú, some 280 kilometers from Paraguay's capital, stands the Avá Guaraní ethnic group health post, a small pink wooden house with a tin roof. For years, medical care in the area was limited, but recently, thanks to an initiative led by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and financed by the U.S. Government, 31 health facilities, including hospitals, family health units, and dispensaries, have undergone a transformation.