The clinic in Honduras is situated on the Baxter Institute’s 13 acre site in the capital city of Tegucigalpa. While you fly in, the urban sprawl is plain, with small houses privileged film each creep of the hillside and contributing to the recent growth of the city from an estimated 1 million people in 2000 to over 1.7 million today. The community surrounding the Baxter Institute is some of the poorest in the Capital City, and a lot of of the patients’ families earn less than $1 per capita per day. Continue reading
Honduran Flood Relief: VCOM sent a team of students,faculty and staff to provide medical care,food and clothing to Honduran residents who were left homeless due to the intense flooding.
Flood Disaster Relief in Honduras: a group of 16 first-year Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) scholars and three faculty preceptors traveled to Honduras in rejoinder to a call for help from the Ministry of Health On June 6-13,2010,the Premier of Honduras,and the Baxter Establishment after Sultry Storm Agatha created flash flooding and victories in and around the overcrowded capital city of Tegucigalpa. Tropical Storm Agatha wrecked 45 homes and many were at high risk for spates,causing a National State of Emergency to be declared. This Flood Relief Trip serve as an astral instance of the expanding VCOM Medical Outreach model of companies with the health systems and government offices to meet the most pressing needs in under served care and disaster/spare response. VCOM has efficiently used this model to answer to other disasters counting the 2008 flooding in Honduras and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti,plateful along the Dominican Haitian border. Thousands citizens were attended as a result of the trip and a much sophisticated level of positive relationships with key partners in management,healthcare arrangements,and other non-governmental activities were trustworthy. Continue reading
Honduras Medical Center is one of Tegucigalpa’s most famous sites. With 59% of the Honduran people living in poverty, roughly 80% of the Honduran people do not have access to quality health care. Most families are forced to pay for treatment or go without care altogether.
Critical health issues:
A high incidence of common infectious diseases, such as diarrheal disease, malaria, dengue fever and typhoid
An important augment in diabetes, sexual health,hypertension(Research has pointed that monitoring blood pressure is important to manage high blood pressure at home. ) as well as a rise in cancer – all related to the lack of access to care for chronic diseases. Continue reading
More than half of the deaths of children under five in Honduras are attributable to malnutrition either straight, or in amalgamation with serious respiratory diseases or diarrhea. A communal based nourishment program, Atención Integral a la Ninez Communitarian (AIN-C) was first developed in Honduras in 1991. The Integrated Community Child Health Program focuses on the nutritional status of children less than two years of age, which is a perilous period of time to progress cognitive competences, strength and stamina. Continue reading
In 1953,Irene M. Auberlin(Recognized by means of Detroit housewife),who aroused her family and friends to assemble medicines,food,cribs,and baby clothing to send out of the country for a Korean war orphan. The first assist for one small boy twisted into a superior mission: relieving the soreness and pain of a complete orphanage filled with 400 kids. Continue reading