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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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Día  Internacional de la Mujer

Día Internacional de la Mujer

Por Jazmin Hernandez, Educadora de salud comunitaria Como muchos de ustedes saben el 8 de marzo cada año se celebra el día Internacional de la Mujer.  Esta celebración nació de las actividades del movimiento sindical a principios del siglo XX en América del Norte y Europa.  El primer Dia Nacional de […]

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6 Women Who Make Esperança’s Mission Possible

6 Women Who Make Esperança’s Mission Possible

International Women’s Day 2021 – Celebrating the Women of Esperança Around the world, Esperança empowers women through health education programming, microloans for small businesses, leadership positions for community water and housing projects, and more. We choose to challenge the norm, working towards health equity for all women in every community. […]

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What Is Sustainable Community Development?

What Is Sustainable Community Development?

No matter where we live in the world, we all have one thing in common – we all want our community to be sustainable and thrive.You may have heard the term “sustainable community” before, but what does it mean? How can a community in which people live, work, and play, […]

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Battling the “Silent Death” in Bolivia

Battling the “Silent Death” in Bolivia

Obesity is a major problem in the world, in the city of Tarija more than 5% of the population suffers from it and it is on the rise, especially in children. Unfortunately, it is not a priority because people with chronic disease do not die immediately, but live a poor […]

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Health Classes Get Miguel Back On His Own Two Feet

Health Classes Get Miguel Back On His Own Two Feet

When his wife died a year ago, Miguel and his children were devastated. And it would be tough enough to become a widowed father — but Miguel’s health was precarious. He was overweight … pre-diabetic … with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. He was going to need heart bypass […]

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What Is Health Equity and Why Does It Matter?

What Is Health Equity and Why Does It Matter?

Do you ever think about why livespan differs across various groups? Why do people who live on one side of New Orleans live 25 years longer than those who live on the other side? Why are African American infants 3.2 times as likely to die than their non-Hispanic, white counterparts? To […]

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What You Need to Know About Donating Blood

What You Need to Know About Donating Blood

Submitted by Elena Burr, Marketing Manager Like many, for me January is a time of reflection on a year gone by and revaluation of my priorities moving forward, picking up knew habits to benefit my mental health, physical heath and community. My community-centric mission became clear when I found out […]

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