Esperança

Disease Prevention Success Stories

Primary Care Brigades Provide Peace of Mind

Yader Lopez is a 25 year-old living in El Cua, Nicaragua. He suffers from epilepsy and convulsions when off his doctor-recommended medication. However, the local health center does not have a readily available supply, and often runs out, leaving Yader terrified of when and where his seizures might strike next.“We […]

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National Rural Health Day

By Emiliano Espino, Community Health EducatorIn the healthcare field and the disparities therein, we are constantly talking about how to improve the delivery of health services. Unfortunately, policy and services are focused mainly on the improvement of these amenities in urban areas and cities. Too often are those in rural […]

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The Esperança Model and Why it Works

By Jeri Royce, President & CEO Many of us feel called to “fix” the problems in the world, whether it be here in America or in another country. Starving children, homelessness, lack of clean water, and the list goes on and on. Fixing problems is a noble cause with good […]

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Going Blue for World Diabetes Day

By Jazmin Hernandez, Community Health Educator The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) recognizes November 14th as World Diabetes Day, and the focus for 2019 is Family and Diabetes. According to the IDF, 1 in 11 people are living with diabetes.  Type 2 diabetes is the most prevalent form of the condition, […]

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Healthy Food Workshops Are Fighting Malnutrition in Bolivia

Placida Segovia Martínez lives in Monte Sud, Bolivia. She is a happy mother of three, an entrepreneurial fighter and always seeks to move her family forward despite the problems that arise. Every day look different for Placida. As a single mother, providing for her family includes embroidering blouses, washing clothes, […]

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A Tale of Two Mothers

Gilda Gwambe and Filomena Valente had very different starts to life, but living in Maciene, Mozambique they shared similar, seemingly impassible, obstacles. Maciene is a village of little over 300 people, struggling for survival through increasingly desperate living conditions. “The vast majority of families live in thatched mud-reed houses and […]

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Greenhouse School: A Space for Learning and Nutrition in Peru

Written by: Dr. Jesus Tupacyupanqui Zuniga, from Esperança’s partner, CADEP José María Arguedas CuscoInocencio Loayza Linares is a teacher and director at the Coluyo Community school in the Q’eros Nation, teaching primary level education. Every morning he prepares his breakfast and goes to work, which is next to his house. […]

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It Started with a Ship…

    The spirit of Esperança has been present and growing in Phoenix since 1970, when Father Luke Tupper first began advocating for his medical campaign in South America. Mere weeks before “Esperança, Inc.” was officially incorporated, the Arizona Republic ran an article about Father Luke’s fundraising efforts to build […]

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Arizona Health Equity Conference Review

“Every child matters. Every family matters. These numbers are telling us we cannot wait. We need people who are healthy and educated.” -Dr. Flavio Marsiglia The annual Arizona Health Equity Conference is a unique forum that unites 300 healthcare providers and professionals, nonprofits, researchers and more around one central cause: […]

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