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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.
Hello everyone! Today I thought I would share with you my experience on a medical mission trip I recently went on. A bunch of university students including myself traveled to Honduras where we would assist with Doctors and setup free mobile clinics. I find myself as a Canadian often taking for granted such a simple thing as health care (and free health care at that), something that may seem like a given to us is a complete luxury to others. If any of you have an opportunity to do any kind of service in your life (trip or not) I would highly recommend it. Although I went to Honduras excited to help make a sustainable effort towards improved care, I did not expect for the beautiful people of honduras to impact me as much as they did. I am forever grateful for the lessons I learned, the peopl...
Global Brigades Went on a Public Health Brigade in March 2017 with a great group of young leaders who want to help empower communities. Music does not belong to me. All rights go to respective owners. Songs used: Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee - Despacito (Remix Audio) ft. Justin Bieber Cristian Castro - Azul J. Balvin - Bobo
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.
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 May of 2014 the Global Health Affairs Club in their very first year embarked on a medical brigade to the rural Honduran community of Pueblo Nuevo. They assisted both American and Honduran medical professionals in administering care to 1,069 patients.
Something sweet about a service trip taken this past March. For more information, or to donate, please visit www.globalbrigades.org Thanks to Global Brigades staff, the community of El Ojochal, and all of our brigaders that made this trip so great!
The Honduras Doctors Association is leading a struggle against the governments intentions of approving a new general health law, which will privatize the health service. Our Correspondent, Gerardo Torres has the story. http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/honduras-public-health-system-at-risk-to-be-privatized/
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...
Short Highlight reel / Documentary of my trip to Honduras in November 2014, with DCU Global Brigades. A trip of a lifetime - as we got to change lives for the better. A 10 day trip to South America on Water / Public Health brigade with Global Brigades. 2 projects involving implementing a water distribution system in a small rural community, bringing water to the village for the first time ever // the second project involved building two sanitary blocks, and improving some local houses.
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