Community-Centered Care The core of Esperança’s programs is centered around community 100% of the time, and as such we must adapt as community needs change. This not only applies to Esperança’s health education classes or surgical trips but the medical supply donation program as well. Esperança acts as a bridge […]
The Importance of Reducing Medical Supply Waste
Did you know that 15% of medical waste is hazardous in some way? This means that 15% of medical waste is toxic, radioactive, infectious or harmful to humans or the environment. Consider that all countries around the world create 0.2-0.5 kg of medical waste per hospital bed per day, there is […]
Hope on Four Wheels
Through Esperança’s virtual health education classes, our educators were introduced to Gabriela.On normal days, Gabriela was a steadfast single mother of three. She works hard cleaning houses seven days a week so that her children can afford a better life.The day we met Gabriela was not a normal day.Her 10-year-old […]
Imelda is a Survivor. Now, She Has Her Dignity Back.
Imelda is a vibrant, cheerful senior. Other than using a walker to get around Casa Pedro Ruiz Senior Center, you would guess that she is a perfectly healthy elderly woman. But in reality, Imelda is a survivor. A survivor of both ovarian and skin cancer. Most recently, she is a […]