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Minority Health Month – A Q&A with Maria Valenzuela

Minority Health Month – A Q&A with Maria Valenzuela

Maria Valenzuela has been serving the Hispanic community in Arizona with Esperança since 2000. In that time, she has created nationally recognized preventative health curriculum and was asked to speak about her work in front of the United States Congress, has presented at two World Health Organization (WHO) global forums […]

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Our Role In Public Health

Our Role In Public Health

Submitted by Tiffany Luu, Development ManagerThis year, National Public Health Week (NPHW) is celebrated on April 5-11, 2021.So what is public health?The American Public Health Association (APHA), leader of NPHW defines it as, “promoting and protecting the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.” […]

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National Doctor’s Day & How to Celebrate

National Doctor’s Day & How to Celebrate

Now more than ever, our world is looking to the strength and guidance of its physicians. Frontline health workers have been stretched thin and risk their own lives daily to ensure our communities are being vaccinated safely. Esperança has relied on the generosity of physicians for the past 51 years, […]

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Planting Seeds of Hope in Mozambique

Planting Seeds of Hope in Mozambique

In Mozambique, there is very little work to be had, causing families to survive on what they grow themselves in tiny plots of land called machambas. Flora, a mother of five, works hard each day to get her machamba to produce enough to keep her family fed.“We live off the […]

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World Water Day 2021 – Measuring the True Value of Water

World Water Day 2021 – Measuring the True Value of Water

Submitted by Anna Carolina Ortiz, MPH, International Program Director Water is an invaluable resource that makes the world go round. Yet, 2.2 billion people still live without access to safe water to this day. The United Nations’ campaign for World Water Day focuses on valuing water or the different meanings […]

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6 Mujeres Que Hacen Posible la Mision de Esperança

6 Mujeres Que Hacen Posible la Mision de Esperança

Día internacional de la Mujer 2021 – Celebrando a las mujeres de Esperança Alrededor del mundo, Esperança empodera a mujeres quienes a través de programas de educación de salud, micropréstamos para pequeñas empresas, posiciones de liderazgo para proyectos comunitarios de agua y vivienda, y más. Elegimos desafiar la norma, trabajando […]

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Chronic Disease is No Match for a Mother’s Love

Chronic Disease is No Match for a Mother’s Love

The power of a mother’s love is enough to overcome any obstacle, but sometimes they need a little help. Valentina always knew her son Luis was special. He didn’t grow as fast as her other kids and never learned to speak. He needed help eating and walking, but she loved […]

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National Nutrition Month – time to make some changes!

National Nutrition Month – time to make some changes!

Submitted by Alexia Vega, Community Health Educator Is obesity an epidemic? An epidemic is the appearance of a disease or condition that attacks many people at the same time in the same region. Obesity affects 1 in 5 children and adolescents, and the prevalence of obesity in adults is 42.5% […]

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