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COVID-19 Relief for Vulnerable Communities

The emergence of this new strain of coronavirus has made it clear that, despite scientific advances and the implementation of sophisticated sanitation systems, the gap in inaccessibility to health for vulnerable populations has widened dramatically; always placing women, children, the elderly and others of lower socioeconomic status at a disadvantage. HHI serves communities whose total [Read more]

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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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