Improving Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension Services in Honduras

By Marcela Assunção and Denise Rivera Milla, 2016 Alere Fellows at PSI The piece below originally appeared on Alere’s blog.  NOTE: PSI is a global health organization that focuses on making it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services.

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Healthy Mother Kits Help Protect Expectant Moms from Zika in Honduras

PSI’s partner in Latin America, the Pan American Social Marketing Association (PASMO), recently delivered 7,812 Zika prevention kits to the Honduran Secretariat of Health (SESAL) to help pregnant women protect themselves from the Zika virus. The kits, part of PASMO´s “Mamá Segura” regional Zika campaign, contain educational material, insect repellent and latex condoms to help

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Prison Time Considered for Teenagers Who Use the Morning After Pill

There is a terrible legislation being considered in Honduras which would send women to jail if they use the morning after pill. There is no exception for victims of sexual assault. The global activist group Avaaz is sounding the alarm on this terrible legislation, which is being actively debated in the Honduran Congress and may be “just days away.”

According to Avaaz, the one man who can stop this bill in its tracks is the President of the Congress. They have mounted a pressure campaign to convince President Juan Orlando Hernandez to squash this bill. As part of this campaign, the are circulating an online petition to show the Honduran government that this kind of anti-women legislation is not acceptable.

This email from Avaaz landed in my inbox. Read it…then take action.

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