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Disease Prevention Success Stories

Organic Farming Combatting Pesticide Poisoning in Bolivia

Pesticide Exposure in Bolivia The use of pesticides has increased during the past decades, also increasing the risk of exposure to toxic pesticides that can cause detrimental health effects in the future. This is of special concern among farmers in low-to-middle-income countries that may lack proper training in the safe […]

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Diabetes | Risk Factors, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention, & More

According to the CDC’s National Diabetes Statistics Report, an estimated 1.4 million people aged 18 and older were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2019. It is important to promote awareness about this disease and make it clear that, although there are some non-modifiable factors such as age, ethnicity, and […]

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Health is Being Solar-Powered in the Peruvian Andes

Martin Quispe Paucar and his wife Felipa have four beautiful children: Joel, Yefre, Yanit, and Herlinda. The family belongs to the Q’eros Nation of Peru, an indigenous Quechua group known as the last living descendants of the Incas. They live a humble life, one of hard work dedicated to breeding […]

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October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Submitted by: Jazmin Hernandez, Community Health Educator Lead Trainer Pink is abundant every October, but why do we promote this color when this month arrives? And why do global organizations with as much influence as the NFL, television networks and mass media join this campaign year after year? Very simply, […]

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María is Combatting Malnutrition with Nature’s Medicine

A Miracle Child When your baby is sick, you feel so helpless. You just pray that somehow the fever will break, their energy will return, and their pained cries will turn to coos. María felt this anxiety all too often. She is a small-scale farmers in rural Bolivia. After years […]

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Great.com interviews Esperança About Transforming Lives Around the World

Danielle Riberio from Great.com interviewed Esperança as part of their ‘Great.com Talks With…’ podcast. This series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is making a positive impact on the world. Bringing Hope and Providing Health Developing countries already […]

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Meet Sandra, a diabetes warrior

Sandra entered the hospital to deliver her second child full of hope. She had been eagerly awaiting the expansion of her beautiful family. She never could have anticipated the bittersweet feeling she left with that day… Sandra was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, a form of high blood sugar that affects […]

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Márcia’s Triplets Overcome Hunger in Mozambique

Watching your baby take her first step. Hearing her say “mama.” Few of life’s joys compare to seeing your child reach these early milestones. But a lack of food all but robbed Márcia and her triplets of these simple pleasures. Márcia’s girls were nearly a year old when our partner […]

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Rosa’s Story | Why These Kids in Peru Love Veggies

Can you imagine growing a garden at 14,000 feet? That’s over two and a half times as high as the elevation of Denver, Colorado. At that altitude, Bernabe and Rosa of Chuachua, Peru were struggling to raise alpacas and grow enough potatoes to feed their family of eight. Mountain growing […]

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