Learn about Medical Brigades in Honduras!

 

Why do we work in Honduras?

 

Currently, more than 50% of the population lives in poverty, 40% without access to healthy drinking water.  The illiteracy rate in the rural communities is approximately 50% with the majority of children finishing school in the third grade. Rural communities are often isolated with poor road infrastructure making trade and commerce difficult and community members susceptible to being taken advantage from “coyotes” or brokers that are the only link between farmers and producers in more developed towns.  Additionally, the remote nature and mountainous terrain make access to regular medicine very challenging.  Most rural communities are not within several hours of a licensed medical professional.  Deforestation is occurring at a rate of 3000 sq km (1170 sq mi) a year, which, if continued at the current rate could turn Honduras into a desert within the next 2 years. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health concerns:

  • Chagas' disease

  • Cholera 

  • Dengue fever

  • Hepatitis

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Malaria

 

 

Interesting Facts:

 

  • Honduras has 2 seasons which include the rainy season (May-October) and the dry season (November-April)

  • The climate is hot and humid in some areas and in other areas it is hot and dry.

  • Animals of Honduras include guana, jaguars, armadillos, wild pigs, monkeys and alligators and abundant bird life such as toucans, herons and kingfishers.

 

 

 

What to expect on a brigade in Honduras:

 

Lodging facilities of Global Brigades Honduras:

 

The logisitics team of Global Brigades Honduras will assign the brigade to one of these lodging facilities 2-4 weeks prior to the brigade.

  • El Censo (located in Central Honduras)

  • Posada Azul (located in Central Honduras)

  • Hotel y Club Morazan (located in Southern Honduras)

 

Where does Global Brigades work in Honduras?

 

Global Brigades Honduras is currently working in 28 communities throughout Southern, Eastern and Central Honduras. Of these communities, 11 receive medical/dental brigades every 3-4 months in order to help provide necessary medical attention to those living in rural areas. 

Unfortunately, due to the political climate in Honduras, we will NOT be traveling there this year. We will continue to monitor the status of the country so we can return in the future. 

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