Jose, or “J.B.” as he is known to family and friends, is a janitor for a building in Tarija, Bolivia. With a friendly demeanor and outlook on life, he is beloved by the entire community. Unfortunately, like many in Tarija, J.B. was threatened by inter-generational poor health. “For my work, […]
Why Are Chronic Diseases More Prevalent Among Minorities?
Social justice must be all-encompassing. In June 2020, the life expectancy of whites was 78 years. For African Americans, it was 72. One major reason why is the prevalence of chronic disease among minority communities. Every BIPOC community faces racial disparities that play a role in the social determinants of health […]
Battling the “Silent Death” in Bolivia
Obesity is a major problem in the world, in the city of Tarija more than 5% of the population suffers from it and it is on the rise, especially in children. Unfortunately, it is not a priority because people with chronic disease do not die immediately, but live a poor […]
COVID-19 Affects Access to Chronic Disease Patient’s Medication
Program Update from AVODEC, Esperança’s partner in Nicaragua: We continue to provide quality attention to the impoverished communities of the municipality, la Dalia, which at this time we have coordinated with the Hospital to donate and provide a portion of medications for chronic patients, all thanks to the unconditional support […]