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A Message from the Incoming President

In 2009, Health Horizons International was formally established as a civil society health care organization with three initial goals for its work in the Dominican Republic: Develop a Community Health Workers (CHW) program, meet existing health care needs through Medical Service Trips (MST) supported by on-the-ground systems, and establish a local infrastructure for a sustained [Read more]

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Reflection and vision: a systems perspective

In the Dominican Republic, chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory illnesses are the leading cause of death, accounting for 70% of all deaths nationwide. Nearly 10% of the Dominican adult population suffers from diabetes, one out of every three people has high blood pressure, and more than one quarter struggle with [Read more]

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A Message from Craig W. Czarsty, M.D.: Renewal at Health Horizons

Dear Friends and Supporters of HHI: This autumn has been a season of new directions for HHI, all of them positive. As you know, after a comprehensive search for a new Executive Director, we hired Edgar Castillo.  He is settling into life on the north coast and is busily making plans to move HHI forward.  [Read more]

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