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Phoenix Program Goes International

Phoenix Program Goes International

In the Fall of 2017, Esperanca’s Domestic Program Director was invited to speak on a panel at the 4th Human Resources for Health Forum in Dublin, presented by the World Health Organization.  Maria shared the story of her journey from poverty to the Director of a world-recognized program through her passion

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A Mother’s Determination

A Mother’s Determination

Edith Josefina Mansilla was born in Potosí (Bolivia) on November 20, 1996 and is 21 years old. She is studying in the 4th year of her public accounting career. She currently lives in the San Bernando neighborhood of the city of Tarija. Edith lives with her parents, is the oldest

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Maria’s Memoir

Maria’s Memoir

By Maria Valenzuela, Phoenix Program Director
“In 1979, my mother brought me to this country, chasing the American dream.
We settled into a disadvantaged community in Arizona. My mother was young and determined to make a better living for herself and her 6-year-old daughter. We lived in a trailer. I

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What Does it Mean to be a Nurse?

What Does it Mean to be a Nurse?

A Commencement Address by Diana Soto
So, what does it mean to be a nurse?
This is the question that I have been asking myself lately. I have often wondered to myself after all this training if I really know what it means to be a nurse. This thought

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What Makes Esperanҫa Different?

What Makes Esperanҫa Different?

A piece from Esperanҫa’s CEO, Jeri Royce
A recent NPR article entitled “Advice to Parachuting Docs: Think Before You Jump Into Poor Countries” talks about using caution when providing medical support in less developed and poor countries. Typical mistakes made by the “Parachuting Doc” include performing surgeries in areas where

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To our Friends in Mozambique…Life Beyond HIV is Possible

To our Friends in Mozambique…Life Beyond HIV is Possible

It might seem like a death sentence — being diagnosed with HIV.
In Mozambique, 1 in 10 individuals are HIV-positive — but many hide it. Many cannot afford
treatment, and others refuse it because they’re afraid of being stigmatized.
But now, we have a way to embrace them … heal

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Drs. Feuerstein and Hartmann Reflect on a Successful Mission

Drs. Feuerstein and Hartmann Reflect on a Successful Mission

Changing perspectives: Dover doctors provide surgeries in Nicaragua
Apr 14th, 2018 · by Mike Finney · Delaware State News

Dr. Brandt Feuerstein (left) embarked on his second trip to provide surgeries for the less fortunate in Nicaragua in March. He was joined by a medical team of six others from

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To Do: Survivie

To Do: Survivie

What’s on your “To Do” list?
Maybe it’s long.
But, if you lived in the harsh highlands of Peru, your “To Do” list might be much shorter.
To Do:

Survive

Forget about planning ahead … forget about dreaming … Just get through the day alive.
The climate is

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We Believe in Human Rights

We are working every day to ensure everyone has the right to a good life.
On December 10th, 1948, the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This document describes 30 fundamental rights that people are entitled to, no matter your age, race, nationality, gender, or sexuality.
Here at

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