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In 2006 the Red Cross started a project called Redes, which means "networks" in Spanish, to support an integrated community health approach. A key component of this project was to encourage men to play an active role in family health care. "At first we thought it would be difficult. We thought people wouldn't be interested in discussing gender issues. The truth was that people were interested," says volunteer Melvin Varela.
Anti-government protesters are expected in Honduras late on Friday, over alleged corruption in the country's health care system. Officials have been accused of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars, crippling the health service. Al Jazeera's Adam Raney reports from Tegucigalpa.
In 2010, The Holy Family Surgery Center and the Center for Social Concerns formed a partnership to create the Global Health in Honduras Seminar. The seminar course offers Notre Dame students the opportunity to see first-hand how different forces can influence healthcare delivery, gain hands-on medical experience observing surgery outreach and assisting with patient in-take, and understand the role of Catholic Social Teaching in addressing global health and the complex social forces that affect it. Through class lectures, discussions, and readings, students examine the health of populations in a global context. The major health challenges that transcend national borders and reflect income discrepancies are emphasized. These classroom sessions expose students to the economic, political a...
In Honduras, Red Cross support helped 12,000 children receive care through a program called Integrated Attention to Children in the Community in remote areas which previously had little or no access to health services. "We have established a system based on volunteers dedicating their time to be trained in family health," says Honduras delegate Elaine Hernandez. Another important objective of the project has been to strengthen the linkages between local health providers, NGOs, government institutions and the Red Cross.
Global Healing has worked in Roatan for over 10 years. In partnership with the University of California, San Francisco, University of California, Berkeley and Medic Mobile, we are able to leverage our strong local relationships into an innovative program to expand the quality of, access to and measurement of medical services in the Bay Islands of Honduras.
This is the story of Jairo Martinez from Hondura's Garifuna youth community. This short film is part of HCP's Inspiring Voices, Collective Action CD-ROM and DVD, that llustrates how behavior change communication can affect the health and well-being communities and help to improve the lives of individuals. © 2007, Johns Hopkins University. All rights reserved.
Sarah Ellis is a baccalaureate student in nursing at the University of Utah. She was in Honduras on a mission for her church, and in the process she learned about cultural practices that safeguard infant health. Her reflections speak directly to the value of cultural competence for nurses, and the critical importance of building nursing interventions that coincide with—rather than clash with—local cultural beliefs.
A video from a team working at our clinic in La Ceiba, Honduras in Feb. 2009
Like their counterparts in neighboring Guatemala, health care workers in Honduras are on strike demanding a pay increase. Health care workers' salaries have not increased since 2009. Despite the strike, emergency medical services are being provided in hospitals and community clinics. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/honduras-health-care-workers-demand-salary-hike/
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