Violence in Honduras from 2008 to 2018 - Landa-Blanco M, Cheon H, Reyes Flores LG, Spohn C, Katz CM.
The current study documents homicide trends in Honduras from 2008 to 2018. Specifically, this study describes demographics of homicide victims and incident profiles (ie, weapons) using homicide data from the Honduras National Police and census data from th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Experiences of gender-based violence in women asylum seekers from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala - Baranowski KA, Wang E, D'Andrea MR, Singer EK.
INTRODUCTION: Every year, thousands of women flee gender-based violence in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala (sometimes collectively referred to as the Northern Triangle) in an attempt to seek asylum in the United States. Once in the United States, thei... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence in Honduras: ecological correlates of self-reported victimization and fear of a male partner - Wheeler J, Hutchinson P, Leyton A.
The experience of intimate partner violence (IPV) is influenced by individual, relationship, community, and societal-level factors, including the prevalence and acceptance of societal violence in which the victim lives. These factors transcend a woman's pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Traumatic injuries in rural Honduras: a two month pilot study - Winders WT, Ramos I, Sabillon W, Perez C, Est évez R, Norwood DA, Cardona JC, Dominguez RL, Morgan D.
This study sought to provide a proof-of-concept pilot study to evaluate the feasibility of a trauma ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

2019 – A Devastating Year in Review
The glaciers of the Andes Mountains are threatened by global warming. Credit: Julieta Sokolowicz/IPSBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Dec 16 2019 (IPS) By any measure this has been a devastating year: fires across the Amazon, the Arctic and beyond; floods and drought in Africa; rising temperatures, carbon emissions and sea levels; accelerating loss of species, and mass forced migrations of people. As seen through the eyes of IPS reporters and contributors around the world, 2019 will be remembered as the year the climate crisis shook us all, and hopefully also for the fight back manifested in the spread of mass protests and civ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Active Citizens Biodiversity Civil Society Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Re Source Type: news

What We Can Learn From the Near-Death of the Banana
The banana has been the subject of Andy Warhol’s cover art for the Velvet Underground’s debut album, can arguably be the most devastating item in the Mario Kart video game franchise and is one of the world’s most consumed fruits. And humanity’s love of bananas may still be on the rise, according to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. On average, says Chris Barrett, a professor of agriculture at Cornell University, citing that U.N. data, every person on earth chows down on 130 bananas a year, at a rate of nearly three a week. But the banana as we know it may also b...
Source: TIME: Science - November 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Anna Purna Kambhampaty Tags: Uncategorized Agriculture Source Type: news

Study: After trade deal, unhealthy foods flowed into Central America, Dominican Republic
(University at Buffalo) The study analyzes the availability of non-nutritious food in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic in the years after the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) was signed between those countries and the US, going into effect in 2006. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Generalized violence as a threat to health and well-being: a qualitative study of youth living in urban settings in Central America's "Northern Triangle" - De Jesus M, Hernandes C.
El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras rank among the top 10 countries experiencing violence in the world, despite not being at war. Although there is abundant literature on generalized violence in this "northern triangle" of Central America as a driver of o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Central America's dengue epidemic deadly in Honduras
Honduras is battling an especially deadly outbreak of dengue fever, with at least 135 people dead from dengue there this year, nearly two-thirds of them children (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A New World? Are the Americas Returning to Old Problems?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Sep 12 2019 (IPS) When I in 1980 first arrived in America it was a new world to me. I went from New York to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and like so many visitors and migrants before me I was overwhelmed by both familiar and strange impressions. Familiar due to books I had read and movies I had seen, strange since I encountered unexpected things and new because both I and several of those I met compared themselves to the “old world”, i.e. Euroasia and parts of Africa. A sense of uniqueness, admiration for an assumed freshness and difference, can be discerned in the wri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Identifying high-risk young adults for violence prevention: a validation of psychometric and social scales in Honduras - Hare T, Guzman JC, Miller-Graff L.
High levels of violent crime plague Honduras, limiting economic, social, and human development. Numerous programs in the country seek to prevent violence and gang membership among youth. Fewer programs address young adults, and fewer still have a method to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

The Guardian view on climate breakdown: an emergency for all, but especially the poor | Editorial
Record temperatures in Europe and the US have reinforced the danger of global heating for many inhabitants. But others are and will be far worse hitWe tend to learn better from experience than from what we have simply been told. So for many in Europe, sleepless nights and suffocating buses or workplaces have helped to make real the threat posed by global heating. Now statistics are reinforcing the message. Last week the UK had thehottest day on record: 38.7C in Cambridge. New records were set in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands in July, and June was the hottest month in US history. The Met Office says that the UK &rsqu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Climate change Environment Science UK weather UK news Australia weather US weather US news Migration World news Fossil fuels Energy Global development Refugees Bangladesh South and Central Asia Honduras El Salvador Source Type: news

Dr. Flais joins the PHA legacy of medical missions
Line forming for clinic at 8 amIn the midst of a bustling remote mobile medical clinic on the western edge of Panama, Sam, our Floating Doctors clinic manager, approached me with his characteristic wide smile and easy manner. “We have a big family for you to see, with lots of kids!” he informed me in his soothing Kenyan accent. A queue of patients lined up outside well before our 8 am start time, and the clinic was now buzzing with midday activity in the warm, tropical air. The sounds of Spanish and a variety of Engl ish accents peppered the room. Outside the clinic, an open field served as home to a near-conti...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - July 9, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Volunteer Opportunities Source Type: news

Multicountry analysis of pregnancy termination and intimate partner violence in Latin America using demographic and health survey data - Khan SF, Dongarwar D, Aliyu MH, Salihu HM.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between intimate partner violence (IPV) and pregnancy termination in Latin America. METHODS: Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data we analyzed for Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Peru, and Guatema... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

DNA test is an effective cervical cancer screening tool for women in low-income countries
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Dartmouth researchers have introduced an inexpensive DNA-based test for human papillomavirus (HPV), the cause of cervical cancer, in Honduras. The test aid can effectively be used to screen women who have never been screened for this deadly disease. Results of the initiative revealed not only high positivity rates of HPV but unexpected differences in the types of HPV compared to those found in the US. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DNA Test Is an Effective Cervical Cancer Screening Tool for Women in Low-Income Countries
Effective cervical cancer screening initiative by Dartmouth researchers in Honduras identifies different human papillomavirus types than those in the U.S. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - May 2, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: NonPerson Geisel Web Service Acct Tags: News Research cancer cervical cancer Gregory Tsongalis HPV Norris Cotton Cancer Center Source Type: news

Human Smuggling Via Central America Generates Hundreds of Millions of Dollars, but Transnational Criminal Groups May Not Be Main Culprits
The smuggling of unlawful migrants from the Northern Triangle region of Central America—Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador—to the United States generated between $200 million and $2.3 billion for human smugglers in 2017. The wide range reflects uncertainty about the number of migrants that travel northward, their use of smugglers and the fees they pay. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - April 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence, pregnancy intention and contraceptive use in Honduras - Kuhlmann AS, Shato T, Fu Q, Sierra M.
OBJECTIVE(S): We explored the relationship between Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), pregnancy intention and contraceptive use in Honduras. STUDY DESIGN: We used the most recent Honduras Demographic and Health Survey (DHS 2011-2012) data to examine the rela... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

The truth about a true frog: Unknown Costa Rican frog hidden amongst a widespread species
(Pensoft Publishers) Known to science since 1857, a common species of frog found from north-eastern Honduras through to central Panama, turns out to have been keeping its 'multiple identities' a secret. According to herpetologists from the University of Plymouth and UCL, who recently used DNA barcoding on the species, showed that what we currently call Warszewitsch's frog is indeed a group of " cryptic " species. Their study is published in the open-access journal ZooKeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Was rap artist Nipsey Hussle executed by Big Pharma black ops? He was reportedly backing a film about an herbal cure for AIDS
(Natural News) Nipsey Hussle, a popular rap artist, was recently murdered in Los Angeles. While the mainstream narrative is that Hussle was a victim of gang violence, a number of fans and skeptics allege that something more sinister is going on. Hussle was leading a documentary on Dr. Sebi, an herbalist from Honduras who claimed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human Smuggling Via Central America Generates Hundreds of Millions of Dollars, but Transnational Criminal Groups May Not Be Main Culprits
The smuggling of unlawful migrants from the Northern Triangle region of Central America—Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador—to the United States generated between $200 million and $2.3 billion for human smugglers in 2017. The wide range reflects uncertainty about the number of migrants that travel northward, their use of smugglers and the fees they pay. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - March 26, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Canadian government will stop paying for homeopaths to go to Honduras
A Quebec-based aid group offering controversial homeopathic therapies in Honduras will not receive funding from the federal government after the 2019-20 fiscal year, Global Affairs Canada said Wednesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Foreign aid doctors want Canada to stop sending homeopaths to Honduras
Physicians who go on aid missions abroad want the federal government to review its funding of a program that sends homeopaths to Honduras because of the potential harm to local people. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Why is $350,000 in Canadian aid being used to send homeopaths to Honduras?
Global Affairs Canada is funding a program to send Canadian homeopaths to Honduras, one of Latin America’s poorest and most dangerous countries, to offer unproven treatments for serious infectious disease. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Virginia Tech investigates how Honduran youth respond to crime and violence
(Virginia Tech) Virginia Tech will shed more light on the paths that Honduran youth face and the decisions they make. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Desperate Honduran lobster divers suffer the bends at alarming rate
A five-kilogram average daily haul of lobster earns a windfall for divers in one of the most impoverished regions of the Americas, so many take risks, and many suffer for it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Amgen And Direct Relief Partner To Aid Cancer Patients In 18 Developing Countries
Amgen Donates $93 Million Worth of Cancer Medicines THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Direct Relief today announced a joint initiative in which Direct Relief will distribute $93 million worth of Amgen donated cancer treatments and supportive care medicines. This donation will provide cancer patients in 18 developing countries access to Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim), NEUPOGEN® (filgrastim) and Vectibix® (panitumumab). Patients will access the donated medicines through Direct Relief-partner hospitals and clinics in the following countries: Ar...
Source: Amgen News Release - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Newsflash: Coming indictment of Hillary Clinton will lead to U.S. riots; Ukraine to declare martial law; Venezuela infrastructure in collapse
(Natural News) Several “newsflash” items that I think you’ll want to be aware of as geopolitical events heat up: 500+ illegal aliens from the Honduran caravan tried to “bum rush” the U.S. border today and were arrested by Mexican officials after being fired on with tear gas and rubber bullets by U.S. border agents. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's an INVASION, but with babies instead of guns... Migrant caravan demands U.S. surrender entire nation to impoverished Central Americans
(Natural News) On Sunday, POTUS Donald Trump took to Twitter to express his outrage and frustration regarding the rapidly expanding migrant caravan that Honduran, Guatemalan, and Mexican authorities have thus far allowed safe passage as they steadily approach the United States. “Full efforts are being made to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens from crossing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

POTUS Trump says a “national emergency” exists over approaching migrant caravan now exceeding 10,000 people
(Natural News) POTUS Donald Trump on Monday hinted that a “national emergency” existed in the United States after it became apparent that Mexican authorities were either unable to stop a migrant caravan that has crossed its southern border or are unwilling to do so. The caravan, which originated ‘spontaneously’ in Honduras, has swelled in size... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US woman able to REGROW her fingertip after a puma bit it off during a dream Honduras vacation
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Ja'Niya Walker, 40, from Los Angeles, California, was able to regrow her fingertip after a puma bit it off using platelet-rich plasma technology. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hurricane Michael Strengthens Into Category 2 As it Barrels Towards Florida
MIAMI — Hurricane Michael swiftly intensified into a Category 2 over warm Gulf of Mexico waters Tuesday amid fears it would strike Florida on Wednesday as a major hurricane. Mandatory evacuations were issued as beach dwellers rushed to board up homes just ahead of what could be a devastating hit. A hurricane hunter plane that bounced into the swirling eye off the western tip of Cuba found wind speeds rising. By 8 a.m. Tuesday, top winds had reached 100 mph (155 kph), and it was forecast to strengthen more, with winds topping 111 mph (179 kph), capable of causing devastating damage. Gov. Rick Scott warned people acro...
Source: TIME: Science - October 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime weather Source Type: news

Making Every Euro Count in the Fight Against Malnutrition
Graziano da Silva with a group of women who are participating in a vegetable-growing project in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria. Credit: FAO/Carlos LaordenBy José Graziano da SilvaROME, Oct 3 2018 (IPS)Everybody wants to end hunger. That is what all UN-member countries stated when signing the 2030 Agenda for a better world: the second of its 17 goals aims at eradicating all forms of malnutrition (which include overweight, obesity or micronutrient deficiencies) and ensuring that everybody has access to nutritious and healthy foods. Along with these good intentions, we have in recent decades seen real efforts and c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jose Graziano da Silva Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Governance Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Source Type: news

Birds retreating from climate change, deforestation in Honduras cloud forests
(University of Utah) Cloud forests are not immune to very down-to-earth problems of climate change and deforestation. A 10-year study of bird populations in Cusuco National Park, Honduras, shows that the peak of bird diversity in this mountainous park is moving higher in elevation. Additional land protection, unfortunately, may not be enough to reverse the trend, driven in part by globally rising temperatures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New Project Will Bring High-Quality HIV Services to the People Who Need Them Most in Five Central American Countries
August 07, 2018​IntraHealth International will expand its HIV prevention, care, and treatment efforts in Central America with a new $15 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Strengthening Care and Treatment Cascade Project will help El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama improve the quality and reach of their HIV services and allocate more resources where they are most needed.While the overall HIV prevalence is low in these countries, the epidemic is concentrated among key groups, including men who have sex with men, transgender women, and female sex workers. Despite these...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Honduras appeals WTO landmark ruling on Australia's plain tobacco packaging
Honduras has appealed against a WTO ruling won last month by Australia on its "plain" packaging requirements for tobacco, a WTO spokesman said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Australia Wins Landmark WTO Ruling on Plain Tobacco Packaging Australia Wins Landmark WTO Ruling on Plain Tobacco Packaging
Australia triumphed on Thursday in a major trade dispute over its pioneering"plain" tobacco packaging law, with World Trade Organization judges rejecting a complaint brought by Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and Dominican Republic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

TIME Magazine admits screaming migrant girl cover is FAKE news, but says it "captures" a real story, so it doesn't matter
(Natural News) Earlier this week one of the establishment media’s oldest purveyors of fake news and propaganda, Time magazine, published a highly controversial magazine cover that immediately went viral.  The cover features a crying two-year-old Honduran girl who appears to be looking up at President Donald Trump, who is looking back down at her dispassionately.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Honduras, El Salvador Decry U.S. Border Separations Impact on Kids Honduras, El Salvador Decry U.S. Border Separations Impact on Kids
Honduras called on Monday for the United States to stop separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border, while El Salvador warned that the policy puts children's health at risk and could cause psychosocial scars.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

More doctors needed to assess asylum seekers ’ claims of torture, violence
Widespread gang and domestic violence in places like Honduras and El Salvador assures demand for doctors to help enforce asylum law, according to a new study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Honduras mother desperate for help for her conjoined twins
Jennifer Pamela Martinez, 27, from Honduras, gave birth to twin girls Maria Fernandez and Maria Jose who were born joined at the chest and abdomen, but doctors say separation would kill one of them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social network correlates of IPV acceptance in rural Honduras and rural Uganda - Shakya HB, Perkins JM, Traeger M, Tsai AC, Bangsberg DR, Kakuhikire B, Christakis NA.
We investigated the household-level social network correlates of acceptance of intimate partner violence (IPV) in rural, agrarian settings of Honduras and Uganda, two low-income countries with unequal access to resources based upon gender. We collected com... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

The influence of maternal and household resources, and parental psychosocial child stimulation on early childhood development: a cross-sectional study of children 36 ⁻59 months in Honduras - Urke HB, Contreras M, Matanda DJ.
Optimal early childhood development (ECD) is currently jeopardized for more than 250 million children under five in low- and middle-income countries. The Sustainable Development Goals has called for a renewed emphasis on children ’s wellbeing, encompassin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

How Trump ’s Immigration Policies Could Hurt Senior Care
When Norma was recently injured in a car accident, she had to take time off from her job caring for a 93-year-old woman in California’s San Fernando Valley. While she was away, her client fell down and ended up hospitalized. It’s the kind of danger that the elderly face without home care, something that has Norma concerned about her absence. “I think of it as if I’m caring for my own grandmother or mother,” she says. But Norma worries that even after she is able to return to work, she won’t be able to stay on the job for long for a very different reason: her immigration status. Norma, wh...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Aging Donal Trump Healthcare Immigration Source Type: news

....while on another international front
Dr. Timothy Wall recently returned from Honduras where he and workers from his non-profit foundation, The CareLink Foundation, met with other groups working in the area to discuss how they could pull their resources together to more effectively improve living conditions for the residents of the area.   CareLink provides water filters to Honduran families to reduce the risk of parasitic diseases they encounter from drinking water from the local river. CareLink also provides micro-financing to families to start small businesses to provide th...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Volunteer Opportunities Source Type: news

Community Liaisons are Resourceful and Persistent
April 06, 2018This week, we ’re featuring stories from frontline health workers all over the world. It’s just one of the ways we’re celebrating World Health Worker Week 2018. Imagine having to travel for hours to a faraway health facility to get regular, critical care —even though there’s a similar facility just down the road from your home.This is what Luis*, 49, struggles with in Western Guatemala. He wants to get the HIV care he needs, earn a living, and maintain his privacy all at the same time —but it’s difficult.“In [the closest] HIV clinic, there is a cleanin...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

As “caravan” of illegal aliens approaches U.S. border, Trump will have all the reason he needs to SEAL it using the military
(Natural News) The Marxist Left is about to hand President Donald J. Trump a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a chief executive hell-bent on ending flagrant violations of U.S. immigration law. If you’ve kept up with the news this week, you know that a “caravan” consisting of about 1,500 people, most of them from Honduras between the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latin America & the Caribbean Edging Towards Eliminating Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, world's top infectious killer. Credit: UNBy Grace VirtueWASHINGTON DC, Mar 16 2018 (IPS)Known as El Libertador throughout the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, Simón Bolívar was central to the battle for independence from Spanish rule in Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. A less known fact is that Bolívar, the son of a wealthy Venezuelan creole family, died from tuberculosis (TB) on December 17, 1880, at age 47. His compatriot, renowned impressionist Cristobal Rojas, painted La Miseria in 1886, depicting the social conditions of the day that gave rise to TB. He died ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grace Virtue Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Counter-mapping: cartography that lets the powerless speak
How a subversive form of mapmaking charts the stories and customs of those who would traditionally be ignored Sara is a 32-year-old mother of four from Honduras. After leaving her children in the care of relatives, she travelled across three state borders on her way to the US, where she hoped to find work and send money home to her family. She was kidnapped in Mexico and held captive for three months, and was finally released when her family paid a ransom of $190.Her story is not uncommon. TheUN estimates that there are 258 million migrants in the world. In Mexico alone,1,600 migrants are thought to be kidnapped every mont...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Laurence O'Dwyer Tags: Science Geography Psychology Maps Source Type: news

Unaccompanied children migrating from Central America: public health implications for violence prevention and intervention - Estefan LF, Ports KA, Hipp T.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Unaccompanied children (UC) migrating to the USA from the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are an underserved population at high risk for health, academic, and social problems. These children experience ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news