Malaria

Apr 04, 2019
By David Weiss, President & CEO, Global Communities Global Communities has been working in Honduras for more than 30 years. We help Hondurans develop sustainable solutions for unemployed youth who often have little choice but to join a gang. We help Hondurans to combat Zika, Malaria, and HIV health crises. And we help their farmers find relief from drought. Through our community-led work, we have seen time and time again that Hondurans would prefer to stay at home. They don’t want to make the treacherous journey north just to survive. One family farmer, for example, shared with us that after getting involved in our community-led water harvesting project, he and his family now have hope, and no longer see the need to leave their country. For the first time, many farmers in the dry... Read more
Jan 12, 2017
This article first appeared on Proceso Digital Tegucigalpa, Honduras – A total of 42,885 mosquito nets coated with long-lasting insecticide are being distributed the region of La Mosquitia in the department of Gracias a Dios to protect the population from being bitten by malaria-transmitting mosquitoes. The campaign for distribution of the mosquito nets, led by the Secretariat of Health and Global Communities (formerly CHF International), began on October 24 and will conclude on December 15. The program will benefit more than 92,000 people within the framework of the integrated strategy for the elimination of... Read more
Nov 19, 2013
Photo Essay: Children's Day 2013 Universal Children’s Day has been recognized annually on November 20th since 1954 by the United Nations to encourage all countries to promote activities that benefit the welfare of the children.  Building on these ideas, the United Nations adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20th 1959 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20th 1989.
 
Global Communities is working with communities around the world implementing programs that assist families and children in the areas of education, health, nutrition, water and sanitation, disease prevention,... Read more
Apr 24, 2013
By Dulce Pavón, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Global Communities Honduras “Being here is a dream come true. To fly over this lost paradise and delight in the beauty of creation is absolutely priceless. People are so diverse, different languages, different culture, different skin color, different smiles. They say I am from the “interior”; I always thought they were. Here, life has another flavor, one that I have never tasted before and I can’t wait to try.”
Community volunteers are distributing mosquito nets and providing information on their correct and consistent use within their own communities. Nothing makes you feel more like an outsider than needing an interpreter in your own country. So I had to try to learn some words to fit in and be accepted during the distribution of... Read more
Apr 24, 2013

  In three years, the number of malaria cases in Ahuas decreased by 83.4%   The department of Gracias a Dios, also known as La Mosquitia, is located on the northeastern region of Honduras. It is the most isolated region of Honduras with its six municipalities only accesible by river or air. Malaria is endemic in the region and its mix of geographic, environmental and cultural factors present unique challenges when it comes to combating the disease. In 2009, of the 9,219 cases of malaria reported in Honduras, Gracias a Dios contributed 43% of them (3,979 cases). In one of the muncipalities, Ahuas, there were 811 cases (20% of the total for the región). In response, Global Communities with support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and the National Malaria Program in... Read more
Mar 31, 2011
World Health Day: Preventing Disease Around the World Healthy communities provide a foundation for spurring economic, political and social development. Preventing and responding to disease is a critical component of helping communities achieve their goals, and CHF International is working to help these communities become more resistant and reactive to sickness. Our work in health focuses on increasing families’ access to disease prevention and health services. Using a holistic and integrated approach that enables positive living and health-conscious behavior, we are working to strengthen communities and provide them with a healthy foundation on which to build their future. In recognition of World Health Day, we are featuring some our health-related success stories from around the world... Read more
Jan 26, 2011
CHF International is the principal recipient of the Global Fund to Prevent HIV/AIDS and Malaria in Honduras. Together with many local partner organizations, we implement a large-scale grants and capacity building program throughout the country to strengthen their ability of Hondurans to help communities living with serious health challenges. Traces of Life is a compilation of eight human stories from that program, detailing the challenges, difficulties and triumphs of people living their lives in spite of the effects of HIV/AIDS and malaria. Click to download it here. Traces of Life I (Huellas De Vida) is also available here in Spanish... Read more
Aug 18, 2010
By Danielle Duran Baron, Senior Communications Specialist PHOTO: Bill Clinton (right) and his siblings live in Ahuàs, Honduras. We met Bill Clinton today. He is three years old, lives in Honduras and has malaria. He is not the only one; all of his siblings are being treated for the tropical disease that has now reached very high levels in Ahuàs, a community of almost 2,000 in the region of La Moskitia, in the northern part of the country. Despite the disease, Bill Clinton is an active little boy who seems in awe with our camera, he is also lucky to have received prompt diagnosis and treatment, thanks to a partnership forged between the local government, CHF International and the Global Fund for distribution of medicines and medicated bed nets. Working together with the Honduran Department... Read more
Mar 11, 2009
One thousand Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLITNs) distributed among the same quantity of households are protecting Honduran families from getting sick with malaria. LLITNs are a tool used to protect children under five and pregnant women from the bite of a mosquito known as Anopheles, which transmits malaria. The long-lasting insecticidal-treated nets are used in combination with other tools to prevent and treat malaria. This combination of methods includes indoor residual insecticide spraying, elimination of mosquito breeding grounds, and biological controls. It also combines early diagnosis and treatment with anti-malarial drugs for a complete treatment, and comprehensive malaria prevention campaigns with community participation. The LLITNs were distributed from May to... Read more
May 27, 2008
On May 1st, 2008, CHF became the principal recipient in Honduras for a six-year HIV/AIDS program and an eight-month Malaria bridge funding program, both of which are supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. These awards are a continuation of a five-year program that was also supported by the Global Fund. Honduras has the second highest rate of HIV/AIDS infections in Central America. According to a 2006 UNAIDS report, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among adults is 1.5 percent. It is estimated that there are currently 63,000 Hondurans living with HIV/AIDS. Of those people who need antiretroviral treatment, less than half actually receive the necessary drugs. Honduras is also affected by high rates of malaria. Although it makes up only 17 percent of Central America’... Read more
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