Disease Prevention Success Stories
World AIDS Day – Esperança’s Support in Mozambique
World AIDS Day
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2017, approximately 36.9 million people worldwide were living with HIV – nearly 70% of them in Africa. In addition, an estimated 940,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses and about 1.8 million people were newly infected with
What You Need to Know About World Diabetes Day
An Interview with Diana Soto, RN
Nicolasa is a 49 year old Hispanic female diagnosed with Type II DM 15 years ago. She is insulin dependent. She was reluctant to enroll in Esperança’s Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) and stated that she was unsure if she would even attend the
Soledad lives in a community home, where you and I may think our seniors are enjoying their retirement. That they may not worry too much about their life other than making sure they can watch soccer or wonder who will host the next Loteria game, a game similar to Bingo.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
A personal memoir by Jeri Royce, President & CEO
As you may already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What you may not know is that breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, and that one in eight women in the United States will
Immunization Awareness Month
The Importance of Getting Vaccinated
By Diana Soto, RN
Esperança’s main focus is in the prevention of disease. We work hard to develop programs that help communities prevent diseases – programs such as vaccination campaigns reduce the spread of infectious diseases, allowing communities to be healthy and thrive.
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
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
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
Your support is saving the lives of Bolivian women from uterine cancer
Your support is saving the lives of Bolivian women from uterine cancer Marta lives in San Salvador, Bolivia. She has four adult children who are the most important treasures in her life and is a seamstress, making clothing from home. Marta has heard stories of women who have died from