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Breaking New Ground in Diabetes Prevention, Detection, and Treatment Access in the Dominican Republic

CHW team training

HHI has been breaking new ground in the training of Community Health Workers (Promotores de Salud) on diabetes prevention, case detection and referral. According to the International Diabetes Federation, 50% of all diabetes cases around the world go undiagnosed. For people living in poverty, this often results in a long list of complications that can eventually [Read more]

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Our Team is Growing in Size and Diversity – Learn How This Contributes to the Sustainability of HHI’s Programs

Here at Health Horizons International, sustainability is reflected in the partnerships we build within the healthcare system, collaboration with local community leaders and in how we build our own team of staff members. As we build our team of HHI staff to meet the needs of our work at every level, we have been intentional with the [Read more]

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What Does it take to be a Community Health Worker in the Dominican Republic? “LOVE.”

  Community Health Workers, or  Promotores de Salud as they are known here, are the link between the health system and the communities where they live. That link is what makes all the difference between a child with or without life saving vaccines, a mother understanding the importance of breastfeeding, a person being referred in [Read more]

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