Roughly 80% of the Honduran people do not have access to quality health care as they face a high incidence of common infectious diseases and a significant increase in diabetes and hypertension.
Through our longstanding partnership with the Honduran Order of Malta, we provide access to medicine for more than 80 health and social service institutions throughout the country with a focus on diabetes treatment.
Working in Honduras since 1986.
An estimated 4.6 million in Honduras (nearly half of the country’s population), were affected by storms Eta and Iota which hit the region just two weeks apart in November 2020. In addition to severe infrastructure damages to homes and health centers, and the increased transmission of COVID-19, a major concern in the affected countries is food insecurity and damages to agricultural production systems. The destruction from both storms has been catastrophic to many communities and the damage to an agrarian economy will have longer term effects in country and throughout the region.
Americares is working with partners in Honduras to provide critical medical supplies and to help repair and restore damaged health centers.
Honduran Writer and Photojournalist Tomas Ayuso shares his stories about how the community of San Jose de Colinas, Dr. Saydi Paredes and Americares worked together to rebuild a clinic heavily damaged by two hurricanes.
Dr. Saydi shares her own story of the disaster and the recovery. Remember to turn on the closed captions for the English translation.