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Disease Prevention Success Stories

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

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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.
Whenever our

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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

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Maria’s Memoir

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

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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

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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

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To our Friends in Mozambique…Life Beyond HIV is Possible

It might seem like a death sentence — being diagnosed with HIV.
In Mozambique, 1 in 10 individuals are HIV-positive — but many hide it. Many cannot afford
treatment, and others refuse it because they’re afraid of being stigmatized.
But now, we have a way to embrace them … heal

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Health at the Homefront

Esperança’s mission is to make it possible for members of the community in Phoenix and abroad to live healthier lives, so it only makes sense that we take the same approach when it comes to our employees!
The Healthy Arizona Worksite Award seeks to recognize employers that are making

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Hope and Ganas

Your support drives success in our community
As Maria Valenzuela stepped into the classroom to give her carefully prepared presentation on oral health, something unexpected stopped her in her tracks. She recognized this place.
“As a little girl in first grade, I was here as a student,” she told the

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