Expanding to Honduras

 
Global Healthcare Project       P.O. Box 50519  Palo Alto, CA 94303   650.743.2483

Miskito Coast, Rural Eastern Honduras:

Global Healthcare Project conducted a public health survey in July 2016 and currently analyzing data and seeking donations.



Rescue Task Force, which has been working in this area of Honduras since the 1980s and successfully constructed three clinics in the area, has invited GHP to conduct research and sponsor clinics. The project purpose is the construction of clinics serving one hundred thousand marginalized Miskitia Indians along the extremely rural Miskito coast of Honduras, many of which were refugees from the Contra Wars in Nicaragua in the 1980s. Currently, these indigenous people have no access to medical care. It takes most of them up to ten days paddling a canoe to make it to medical care, HIV testing and treatment, treatment for respiratory infection including pneumonia, treatment for Malaria, treatment of diarrheal diseases, prenatal treatment, vaccinations, and emergency services.


The plan includes the construction of ten strategically located clinics, making it possible for every person to reach medical care, disease testing, and vaccinations in one day or less. We currently have three of these ten clinics constructed and functioning. The final phase of each clinic occurs in partnership with the Honduran Ministry of Health, which has committed to staff each clinic with at least one full-time doctor/public health nurse and keep all medicines and supplies fully stocked. Our teams have been working on this project with the Ministry of Health for almost a decade and they have successfully kept up their end of the bargain and have our two clinics operating fully and stocked with all necessary supplies and medicine.


Global Healthcare Project is spearheading the construction of the remaining seven clinics,

while working in partnership with Rescue Task Force, an organization that has been present in

the Miskito Coast and working on public health issues with the Miskitia Indians for more than

25 years. The location of each clinic was decided upon by the Honduran Ministry of Health in partnership with our organizations, as locations strategic to allowing access to every village within a single day’s paddle, not only centrally located to surrounding villages, but also easily accessed by outsiders for delivery purposes and for visiting teams of doctors.