The MTAB program is designed to address the health issues and needs of rural communities in Mexico. The objective is to give rural families the opportunity to learn about preventive health measures. This is accomplished by equipping village women as volunteer workers for community-based health care. The training enables them to share what they have learned with others so they can:

  • Empower people to prevent serious disease by changing the conditions which cause it,
  • And treat illness in its earliest stage right in their own community.
  • The women attend 3 one-week-long courses over an eighteen month period. They experience and learn about a variety of topics related to health issues. After the first course they are able to  teach.

  • Self-esteem
  • Basic Sanitation
  • Disinfecting Fruits and Vegetables
  • Dish Washing
  • Dry Composting Toilet System
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Family Nutrition
  • Parenting
  • Child Development
  • Pregnancy Nutrition
  • Newborn Nutrition
  • Fever
  • Dehydration and Oral Rehydration
  • Vaccinations



  • Amoebas & Parasites
  • Common Remedies
  • Intramuscular Injections
  • First Aid:
    • Vital Signs
    • While Medical Attention Arrives
    • CPR
    • Heimlich Maneuver
    • Burns
    • Poisoning
    • Hemorrhages
    • Cuts and Scrapes
    • Fractures
    • Nosebleeds
    • Bites and Stings
    • Rabies
    • Tetanus
  • Common Diseases
    • Headache and Migraine
    • Common Cold and Flue
    • H1N1 Flue
    • Tuberculosis
    • Obesity
    • Intestine Obstruction
    • Appendicitis and Peritonitis
    • Colitis
    • Hepatitis A
    • Scabies
    • Lice
    • Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya
    • Tetanus
  • Lead Poisoning

  • Sexual Organs
  • Teenage Pregnancy
  • Menstruation
  • Pregnancy
  • Delivery
  • Postpartum Care
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Family Planning
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • SIDA
  • Menopause
  • Andropause
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Blood Pressure


The health workers gain additional information and learn new skills at the regional meetings each spring and fall.    Periodically a four-day retreat for continuing education is hosted at the “Tree Of Life” Training Center.   These workshops and classes reflect the needs and issues that the health workers encounter in their villages.

Each one-week training unit costs $350. per person.  A total of $1,050. provides a village  woman  with  the  complete  three-unit course plus teaching materials and a first-aid kit.  Scholarships are needed to continue this vital ministry that enables people to live a life of health and wholeness.

If you are looking for a mission project that equips people whose lives touch hundreds of others, consider the “More Than A Bandage” Program.   We invite you, your organization, church, district and/or conference to sponsor a scholarship for one or more women for one  training  unit  or  the complete three-unit course. Participate with us and the GYTTE staff in sponsoring and equipping village women as community-based primary health workers.

Please  advise  the  GYTTE  program,  by e-mail or fax, of your decision.  Once your donation has been processed through the Advance you will receive a photograph and letter regarding the woman you have sponsored as a village health worker.


Recent Updates:

From August 30th to September 5th, 2015 we received 18 women from group "K" at the "Tree of Life" Training Center to receive their Advanced Health Course. Sixteen women graduated as a comunity-based health worker.







On November 14th, 2014 your gracious donations allowed our Second Regional Health Workers Meeting. This was held at "El Buen Pastor" Methodist Church. The women received continued education on the Topic of AIDS by Dr. Omar Romero and our staff Nurse Veronica Palacios and received medical items to ease their labor at hand.








Thanks to your donations our "More Than A Bandage" Program was able to provide the Basic Health Course to Women from various rural locations. It was from September 7th to 12th, 2014.












GYTTE have had the Regional Meetings for the Health Workers during the month of May 2014. We invite you to see more pictures of this activity at: May through June 7th, 2014 Activities Album



Our Health Workers in action during April, 2014:














Advanced Course - Graduated Health Workers

December 2013


Health Workers - Regional Meeting, December 2011


Puebla revisited
Risk-Taking Mission & Service continues in Mexico

An  Article  from  the  TN UMConnector  By  Rev.  Barbara  P.  Garcia