Honduras Medical Team (140504HOMB)
Health and Life in Honduras
Behind Haiti, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, Honduras ranks among the poorest countries in Latin America and the Caribbean with an estimated 60% of its population living in poverty. Poverty is more pronounced in rural areas, although continued rural-urban migration is creating urban poverty belts. The country has an unequal distribution of income, as well as high under-employment.
Poverty, social and economic inequalities and high levels of insecurity in the country present significant challenges to improving the health status of Hondurans, particularly the most vulnerable: women, newborns, elderly people, and children under five.
- Learn from MTI partner Project Global Village staff and community members about their community health program and how they partner with the local ministry of health.
- Provide primary care to rural families in the Siguatepeque geographical area; treat approximately 200 people in four days.
- Provide training to PAG and Ministry of Health staffs in case management of illnesses and proper use of otoscopes.
- Learn from PAG staff about the impact it has had over the 29 years of project implementation in Honduras.
- Learn about the culture of the Honduran people.
Greatest benefit this specific team will bring:
Dr. Dave Wills, Dr. Durga Malepati, Laurie Wills, Wendy Forrester and Heather Reeves will provide training to MTI partner staff and local Ministry of Health staff; primary care to children and adults from rural Honduran communities.
Challenges you expect they may encounter:
There will be mental, physical and spiritual challenges during the course of the trip. The volunteers, with the help of the MTI staff in Honduras, will help each other overcome any obstacles they may encounter.
Proyecto Aldea Global (Project Global Village). http://www.paghonduras.org/.
Wendy Forrester and Heather Reeves