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Diabetes: Conozca su Riesgo

Diabetes: Conozca su Riesgo

Por Alexia Vega, Educadora de salud comunitariaSegún el Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), 1 de cada 10 personas tiene diabetes, esto representa alrededor de 30.3 millones de personas y 1 de cada 3 tiene prediabetes. La diabetes es una enfermedad en la que los niveles […]

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Leonel’s Battle with Chronic Malnutrition

Leonel’s Battle with Chronic Malnutrition

According to UNICEF numbers from 2019, nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition; undernutrition puts children at greater risk of dying from common infections, increases the frequency and severity of such infections, and delays recovery.Leonel was almost a part of this statistic.Six months ago, […]

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Having a Happy (and Healthy) Thanksgiving

Having a Happy (and Healthy) Thanksgiving

Submitted by: Elizabeth Hammet, Esperança Intern Loved ones gathered around the table laughing, eating, and enjoying each other’s company…. this what comes to mind when I think of Thanksgiving. Sometimes the holidays are the only time we are able to be in the presence of all of our loved ones […]

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Hope on Four Wheels

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 […]

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World Toilet Day – Making a Movement for Sanitation

World Toilet Day – Making a Movement for Sanitation

Submitted by Anna Ortiz, International Program Director You will never appreciate your toilet as much as when you are nowhere near one. Or the ones nearby are not as sanitary as what you are used to. The reality is toilets and sanitation often fly under the radar, but when a […]

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November Marks the Month of Gratitude

November Marks the Month of Gratitude

Submitted by Tami Bohannon, CFRE, Chief Development OfficerMany of us automatically associate November with showing gratitude and celebrating Thanksgiving. We have another day to show gratitude this month, and that’s on the National Philanthropy Day sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. For almost five decades AFP has celebrated NPD […]

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What Is the Arizona Tax Credit Program?

What Is the Arizona Tax Credit Program?

For over twenty years, the State of Arizona has allowed Arizona residents with a state tax liability to redirect their tax dollars to causes and services for those in need.Tax credit for gifts to Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO) in Arizona dates back to 1998 when it used to be called the “Working […]

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COVID-19 Diaries: Delina, a Bolivian Farmer

COVID-19 Diaries: Delina, a Bolivian Farmer

My family is made up of my husband, Imar Gutierrez, 32, my daughter Abigail Melina, 14, and my son Juan Emanuel, 9. We live and work in the community of San Mateo, a place located in the Cercado province of the department of Tarija in Bolivia; here the land is […]

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National Stress Awareness Day

National Stress Awareness Day

Submitted by Valeria Lopez, Community Health Educator Stress is one of the most dangerous and present factors we battle with daily. It arises unexpectedly due to situations out of our control. Stress follows us everywhere we go and is in everything we do; it comes with us to our work […]

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