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Hunger and HIV Becomes a Near-Lethal Combination in Mozambique

Hunger and HIV Becomes a Near-Lethal Combination in Mozambique

Until you have watched your child die …Until you have lived in a one-room house, sharing a single latrine with four other families …Until your children’s father dies, and you struggle to feed them by selling candy and matchbooks on the street …You can’t understand what Gilda has gone through.Gilda […]

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Sanitation is Only Step One For the Zimila Family

Sanitation is Only Step One For the Zimila Family

The household of Flora Agostinho Zimila has 8 members. Looking at this family’s living conditions a few months ago would surprise you… Esperança’s Community Health Activists witnessed some hard conditions upon their initial visit to Flora’s home. They did not have a “tarimba” (for lack of a Portuguese word to […]

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March 24th – American Diabetes Alert Day

March 24th – American Diabetes Alert Day

By Jeri Royce, President & CEO There is much uncertainty and concern in our world today about COVID-19. One thing we are not uncertain about is the impact and seriousness of diabetes on the American public broadly, and specifically on the communities in which Esperança serves. Diabetes impacts approximately 34.2 […]

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Preventing Disease as a Family

Preventing Disease as a Family

Mery Rodríguez is a 60 year-old participant in the workshops.  She lives with her oldest daughter who has two children of her own. Mery worked all her life selling food and soft drinks at a street stand.  Her diet consisted of noodles, rice, meat, and potatoes, all with a lot […]

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National Rural Health Day

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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Going Blue for World Diabetes Day

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

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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Arizona Health Equity Conference Review

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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October – National Dental Hygiene Month

October – National Dental Hygiene Month

The goal of National Dental Hygiene Month is to raise awareness around behaviors that promote a healthy smile and build a foundation of healthy habits to be carried throughout life. As a health education provider, Esperança is honed in on informing children and families in the Phoenix area how profoundly […]

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