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Dr. Madraswalla Climbs Mt. Washington

On March 7, for the sixth year in a row, Dr. Ayaz Madraswalla and friends will be climbing Mt. Washington, the highest peak in New England (6,150 ft. – 1,875 m.), to support Health Horizons. Please support Dr. Ayaz with a donation at https://hhidr.networkforgood.com/projects/93038-mt-washington-climb-2020 El 7 de marzo, por sexto año consecutivo, el Dr. Ayaz Madraswalla [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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