Mission Teams, Telemedicine, Medical Referrals, & Community Development

Working together to improve health in the Dept. of Colón, Honduras 

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We Work Together To Improve Community Health

Continuity of Care Is Vital

Felix was only 12 when he visited a Mission Team clinic in Limón in 2019 with a 3' mass on his neck. The provider was concerned & wrote a medical referral for a CT scan to detrmine what the mass was. Medical testing takes much longer in Honduras, but the CT scan was completed two months later. A Mission Team provider in early 2020 consulted with a Honduran doctor. They were still concerned & requested another medical referral for a biopsy. But then Felix's care was interrupted by the pandemic. He & his family lived in fear for a year before Felix was seen again in February, 2021; this time by a doctor using Telemedicine! Unfortunately, the mass seemed to have grown, & so did the concern for Felix's health. The medical referral for the biopsy able to be done in the spring. A Honduran specialist provided by the medical referral program was able to give the good news - Felix's mass was not cancer! What a relief!

Different avenues of care, working together,
provided great news for one young boy.

You are Needed

"I was so desperate at the hospital seeing my son Nelson almost dying
and without hope. We did not have money to buy the medicine that he
needed and every second counted. But I trusted God and knew He would
provide. Then CHHF started helping us and we know they were sent by God.”

- Maricela A., mother of a patient

Communities we serve have little to no healthcare

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the world. Over 48% of the country lives in poverty.
Minimum wage is 92 cents per hour, and many people do not work full time. Those living in the
rural areas in the Dept. of Colón live on much less. Most do not have money for food, let alone medical care.

In a typical year nearly 11,000 medical, dental, ophthalmic & pharmaceutical care visits occurred  throughout the Dept. of Colón. Patients come to our clinics to restore their health and recover from illness or injury. The care they receive is free, as are the medications provided.

Thousands of people are able to go back to work providing for their families, caring for their children because of the care our team provides. Thousands of children are able to grow healthy and strong, continue their education, & learn the importance of health because our team was available.

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