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Disease Prevention Success Stories

The Social Determinants of Health Impacting HIV/AIDS in Mozambique

Submitted by Eduarda Cipriano, Executive Director, NGUNI (Esperança’s indigenous partner in Mozambique)  The Social Determinants of Health Impacting HIV/AIDS in Mozambique For most people in western countries, HIV and AIDS are a scary story of the past that were once rampant amongst gay, poor, and black people, mostly. For the […]

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Día internacional de la Amistad | July 30

Presentado por Jazmin Hernandez, Supervisora ​​de Educadores de Salud Comunitaria Hoy más que nunca nuestro mundo hace frente a muchos desafíos, crisis y división que se presentan en aspectos como la pobreza, la violencia, violaciones de los derechos humanos y que todos estos amenazan la paz, la seguridad, el desarrollo […]

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International Friendship Day | July 30

Submitted by Jazmin Hernandez, Community Health Educator SupervisorToday, more than ever, our world faces many challenges, crises and divisions that arise in aspects such as poverty, violence, violations of human rights and that all of these threaten peace, security, development and social harmony among and within the peoples of the […]

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Spreading Healthy Smiles in Bolivia

Isolation isn’t beneficial to anyone’s health, much less our children’s. When the coronavirus caused much of the world to shelter in place, Bolivia was no exception. That meant for most, regular doctor appointments and healthy eating took a backseat – Emily’s family included. “I failed to address Emily’s dental health […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” The World Health OrganizationAlthough stigmas still exist about mental health, whether you have been diagnosed and have a treatment plan or otherwise, mental illness can cause emotional, physical, and social […]

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Introducing Esperança’s Nutrition Coaching Program

My name is Elena Gonzalez, and I am Esperança’s first Nutrition Coach. I am thrilled to be a part of the Esperança team leading our new Nutrition Coaching Program! I am passionate about building client-centered relationships and improving my client’s outlook on food and the impact it has on health. […]

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International Nurses Day | May 12

Submitted by: Anna Carolina Ortiz, MPH, Global Health & Development Director This holiday is particularly special to me because many of my loved ones have dedicated their lives to a career in nursing, including my mom. She recently retired from a 33-year career in nursing, celebrating service to hundreds of […]

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Día de las Madres – Celebrating Mamacitas

By Maria Valenzuela, Senior Program Director Día de las Madres is celebrated in Mexico and other Latin countries every year on May 10th. Next to Christmas day, May 10th is the second most celebrated holiday by Latinos. Growing up with Mexican roots, May 10th was a day most of us […]

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World Immunization Week 2022: #LongLifeForAll

World Immunization Week, which is observed annually in the last week of April, brings together partners from all over the world to promote the use of immunizations that protect people of all ages against disease. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have chosen the […]

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