Category Archives: Public Health

Water is Life

In the Cangrejal Region, water is a precious resource, especially in communities like El Pital. While most community members in El Pital have faucets on their properties, the water quantity is often limited and quality is not adequate for drinking. The present … Continue reading

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Integration & Inclusion Successes

Guillermo is one of the original children that formed part of the Cangrejal Special Education and Health Program (CSEHP) back in 2010. Son to a single mother, Guillermo has epilepsy and cerebral palsy, which cause physical disabilities particularly affecting mobility in his … Continue reading

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Summer Reflections by Suellen Li

This summer, I went to Honduras with a team of Duke Project HEAL volunteers and partnered with Un Mundo to tackle reproductive health issues in the Cangrejal Valley. We spent some time gathering information first, talking to local health professionals … Continue reading

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Special Needs Project Obtains Land!

              In 2011, after three years of sending students to a Special Needs school in nearby La Ceiba, the now very organized Association of Special Education and Health in the Cangrejal (formerly the Parents … Continue reading

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Long Live the Midwives

  After many years of investigation, and with the help of Un Mundo, Dar a Luz, and local clinics, the midwives of the region finally have begun working to meet their collective goals. They are organizing through monthly meetings; self-advocating … Continue reading

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What does grassroots organizing look like?

By Alicia Conte, Un Mundo Volunteer “If you give me a fish you have fed me for a day. If you teach me to fish you have fed me until the river is contaminated or the shoreline is seized for … Continue reading

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Making Connections with Water

In 2011, the El Pital Water Board, in collaboration with Un Mundo and the Santa Clara, California, chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) began investigating the quality of local water sources in the area to determine many of the challenges … Continue reading

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Clean Water Project Update (formerly dry/composting toilets)

Prior to the arrival of Engineers without Borders in August of 2011, the water committee of El Pital approached Un Mundo to discuss and make a formal solicitation to us to help achieve an improved and more sustainable potable water … Continue reading

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Midwife Project Update

Since our event in May with the midwives, we have not had any project activities. Due to funding restrictions and insecurity of Un Mundo’s future, we have decided to limit activities for this project this year until we have more … Continue reading

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Cangrejal Special Education & Health Project Update

The Special Education and Health Association of the Cangrejal Valley (ASEC – the parent committee) has maintained the same group of children since the beginning of the year.  ASEC have identified the areas of programming to later work on developing … Continue reading

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