- published: 03 Apr 2013
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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.
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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...
Since 2006, the Honduran Red Cross, in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, the Honduran Ministry of Health and municipal organizations, has been improving access to health services and education for families in remote areas in Honduras. The REDES Project, meaning 'networks' in Spanish, aims to reduce child mortality and improve mothers' health, in line with the Millennium Development Goals. Through the project, Red Cross volunteers, health personnel, and community leaders are trained to educate community members on health and nutrition for children; preventing diseases that harm children, such as diarrhea; and encourage health-promoting practices like exclusive breastfeeding. Project members also teach parents to recognize danger signs during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the days aft...
A video from a team working at our clinic in La Ceiba, Honduras in Feb. 2009
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.