Doses of Hope: Expanding Vaccine Access for Honduran Families

Immunizations are a cornerstone of global health, contributing to millions of lives saved. Widespread vaccination helps control the spread of preventable diseases, protects entire communities and helps control outbreaks when they occur. The COVID-19 pandemic served as a stark reminder that strong immunization programs are essential for global health security. In July 2023, Global Communities…

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Uniting Communities: A Pivotal Force in Combating HIV/AIDS

By Betty Adera As we observe this year’s World AIDS Day, it is crucial to shine a light on persistent inequalities that continue to affect the lives of children, adolescents and young women. Numerous awareness campaigns and other strategies have led to critical advancements during the four-decade long HIV/AIDS global pandemic. However, the role of…

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Improving Access to Safe Drinking Water in Honduras

By José Alberto Vasquez Padilla Despite possessing a large amount of water resources, many communities in Honduras suffer from a shortage of safe drinking water, which leads to a series of public health and quality of life problems across the country. According to the National Survey of Demography and Health (ENDESA 2019), only 50% of…

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Rebuilding a Sense of Home and Hope in Honduras

Over the course of 14 months, the HEWS program aimed to address both the immediate needs and early recovery of 100,050 people by organizing access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene, safe living conditions through improved shelter and settlements, and multi-purpose cash assistance.

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Supporting Community Recovery in El Copantillo

HEWS distribution point in El Copantillo

The drive to the remote community of El Copantillo looks much different than it did almost a year ago. Roads once cleared by the municipality were swept away, along with the rest of the mountain face, when tropical storms Eta and Iota pummeled Honduras in November 2020, causing considerable damage to homes, livelihoods, crops and…

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Community La Reformada, La Lima, Heads Home from Storm Shelters

Community clean-up efforts after tropical storms Eta and Iota, implemented by Global Communities under the USAID’s BHA-funded Honduras Emergency WASH and Shelter (HEWS) program, have enabled a majority of displaced families in La Reformada, La Lima to return to their homes. With the support of the community, program volunteers, and staff provided by Aguas de…

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USAID HEWS Program to Provide Post-Hurricane Shelter and WASH Support in Honduras

To respond to the substantial emergency needs brought on by recent hurricanes in Honduras, Global Communities has launched Honduras Emergency WASH and Shelter (HEWS), a six-month program in the country’s Cortés, Copán, Ocotepeque and Santa Bárbara departments. The program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), aims to address…

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Communities and COVID-19 Recovery Policy Implementation: Learning From The Example of Rainwater Harvesting Systems In Honduras

By José Eguigure The article was originally published at https://revista.drclas.harvard.edu/book/jos%C3%A9-eguigure As a current student at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), I attended a virtual session called “The Fog of War: Real Time Lessons for Developing Countries in the Fight Against Covid-19” taught by Professor Ricardo Hausmann. Hausmann strongly recommended that we focus our attention on what…

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In Honduras, Communities Fight Drought With Watershed Work

Managing access to water in the so-called Dry Corridor is key to economic and food security in the Central American country. Reporting/photo: Teresa Welsh, Article production: Naomi Mihara This article was originally published on the Devex website. San Antonio del Norte, HONDURAS — The pavement winds south through the Honduran countryside as pine forests shift…

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Honduran Community Leaders Limit Spread of Zika

By Harry Sanderson This article was originally published on the US Global Leadership Coalition website Over his 23-year career, Angel David Rodriguez has gradually incorporated health topics into his classroom curriculum at the suggestion of the Honduran Ministry of Health. As a math and science teacher, Rodriguez never imagined he’d be working hands-on as a…

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Global Communities’ José Equigure Receives Honduras 20/20 Scholarship

Last month, Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández participated in the delivery of Honduras 20/20 scholarships to 139 young people, which will assist them in pursuing masters, doctorate and medical degrees at diverse and recognized universities abroad. The aim of this Presidential Scholarship Program is to support Honduran scholars in learning leadership competencies and skills, which…

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AIYD Calls on Congress and the Administration to Continue Support for US Government-funded Programs in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador

Washington, D.C. – The Alliance for International Youth Development, a group of leading US-based international development organizations, calls on Congress and the Administration to continue support for US government-funded programs in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. No one wants to flee their homes, but many young people are desperate to find alternatives to lives of…

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Foreign Assistance Helps Give Hondurans Hope

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…

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Video: USAID Cosecha Water Harvesting Program in Honduras

Video: USAID Cosecha Water Harvesting Program in Honduras The effects of climate change have brought disastrous consequences to the agricultural sector in the southern zone of Honduras. In an effort to combat this, with financing from the United States Agency for International Development / Development Innovation Ventures (USAID/DIV), Global Communities has implemented the “Cosecha” (Harvest)…

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Video: USAID Water Harvesting in Honduras

The effects of climate change have brought disastrous consequences to the agricultural sector in the southern zone of Honduras. In an effort to combat this, with financing from the United States Agency for International Development / Development Innovation Ventures (USAID/DIV), Global Communities has implemented the “Cosecha” (Harvest) program. Utilizing a controlled trial, Cosecha has constructed…

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