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Going Blue for World Diabetes Day

Going Blue for World Diabetes Day

By Jazmin Hernandez, Community Health Educator The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) recognizes November 14th as World Diabetes Day, and the focus for 2019 is Family and Diabetes. According to the IDF, 1 in 11 people are living with diabetes.  Type 2 diabetes is the most prevalent form of the condition, […]

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Healthy Food Workshops Are Fighting Malnutrition in Bolivia

Healthy Food Workshops Are Fighting Malnutrition in Bolivia

Placida Segovia Martínez lives in Monte Sud, Bolivia. She is a happy mother of three, an entrepreneurial fighter and always seeks to move her family forward despite the problems that arise. Every day look different for Placida. As a single mother, providing for her family includes embroidering blouses, washing clothes, […]

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A Tale of Two Mothers

A Tale of Two Mothers

Gilda Gwambe and Filomena Valente had very different starts to life, but living in Maciene, Mozambique they shared similar, seemingly impassible, obstacles. Maciene is a village of little over 300 people, struggling for survival through increasingly desperate living conditions. “The vast majority of families live in thatched mud-reed houses and […]

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Greenhouse School: A Space for Learning and Nutrition in Peru

Greenhouse School: A Space for Learning and Nutrition in Peru

Written by: Dr. Jesus Tupacyupanqui Zuniga, from Esperança’s partner, CADEP José María Arguedas CuscoInocencio Loayza Linares is a teacher and director at the Coluyo Community school in the Q’eros Nation, teaching primary level education. Every morning he prepares his breakfast and goes to work, which is next to his house. […]

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Peru Ophthalmology Mission – Day 2

Peru Ophthalmology Mission – Day 2

By Elizabeth Meyers, MPH MSW, Esperança volunteer translatorOur group, made of surgeons, doctors, nurses, Certified Scrub Techs, Certified Ophthalmic Techs, public health experts, and translators traveled with 25 suitcases full of medical equipment and medicine, for over 24 hours to meet the Esperança crew in Cusco for our first trip […]

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It Started with a Ship…

It Started with a Ship…

    The spirit of Esperança has been present and growing in Phoenix since 1970, when Father Luke Tupper first began advocating for his medical campaign in South America. Mere weeks before “Esperança, Inc.” was officially incorporated, the Arizona Republic ran an article about Father Luke’s fundraising efforts to build […]

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National Health Education Week

National Health Education Week

Since 1995, the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has celebrated National Health Education Week (NHEW), (initially in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services), during the third week of October. NHEW is focused on increasing national awareness on major public health issues and promoting a better understanding of […]

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Arizona Health Equity Conference Review

Arizona Health Equity Conference Review

“Every child matters. Every family matters. These numbers are telling us we cannot wait. We need people who are healthy and educated.” -Dr. Flavio Marsiglia The annual Arizona Health Equity Conference is a unique forum that unites 300 healthcare providers and professionals, nonprofits, researchers and more around one central cause: […]

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October – National Dental Hygiene Month

October – National Dental Hygiene Month

The goal of National Dental Hygiene Month is to raise awareness around behaviors that promote a healthy smile and build a foundation of healthy habits to be carried throughout life. As a health education provider, Esperança is honed in on informing children and families in the Phoenix area how profoundly […]

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