Honduran Brigade Community Health Partnership in Agua Salada, Honduras

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Honduran Brigade Community Health Partnership in Agua Salada, Honduras

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Research Question

Can medical, community health, and social interventions impact the health of a poor, isolated village in rural Honduras?

Significance

Honduras is the second poorest country in Central America. The most extreme poverty is found in rural, isolated areas. Agua Salada is a remote village in the frontera- the undeveloped portion of the country. The villagers are subsistence farmers surviving on about one US Dollar a day. Most children finish school at sixth grade. The remoteness, level of education, and health concerns are barriers to the villagers breaking the circle of abject poverty. This village provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and community members to formulate research questions, plan and implement medical and social interventions (as mutually formulated goals with the community) , evaluate outcomes, re-formulate actions, and publish their results.

Methods Used

Qualitative and quantitative.

Conclusions/Outcomes

Ongoing. We have sent our first student to study mechanics at the equivalent of 12th grade. Forty students are studying in the seventh through ninth grade. Two village girls have applied for and been accepted to nursing school. More villagers are retaining their natural teeth. There is more use of water purifying techniques.

Publication Date

2017

Disciplines

Nursing | Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing | Public Health and Community Nursing

Honduran Brigade Community Health Partnership in Agua Salada, Honduras

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