About Us

The Inter-American Health Alliance (IAHA) provides financial and technical support to community health programs in Guatemala. IAHA works to improve access to health care and health education through the development of innovative collaborations with governmental, non-governmental, and educational institutions.



  • 2002 – Primeros Pasos, a rural primary care clinic in the Palajunoj Valley of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, is founded by US and Guatemalan medical students, including Brent Savoie.
  • 2004 – Brent Savoie forms Proyecto Salud Integral (PSI). PSI is registered in the US as a non-profit organization to manage donations to Primeros Pasos. PSI raises funds to cover 90 percent of Primeros Pasos’ annual operating budget.
  • 2007 – Proyecto Salud Integral is renamed the Inter-American Health Alliance (IAHA).
  • 2008 – IAHA partners with CHILA, a rural health clinic in Chisec, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.
  • 2009 – IAHA hires its first Development Director to work with its projects on-site in Guatemala.
  • 2010 – The IAHA Board of Directors is formed.
  • 2012 – IAHA partners with Maní+ in Guatemala City, Guatemala.