Strengthening the Public Health System since 1999
Global Links’ program in Honduras supports their Ministry of Health’s (SESAL’s) efforts to strengthen the quality of health services and to improve access to health resources, especially in remote areas with vulnerable populations. Likewise, Global Links supports the preparedness of the public health system to respond to epidemics like dengue, zika, chikungunya, and more which affect the country all year round.
- Partnered to improve health services and access among Afro-Honduran peoples in northern Honduras. Global Links participated in efforts to establish and equip the first-ever Garifuna hospital in Ciriboya, now a center for research on health issues affecting indigenous communities.
- Collaborated with the Ministry of Health (SESAL) and PAHO-Honduras to send and distribute urgently needed supplies, such as oral rehydration salts, in response to an atypically intense dengue outbreak in 2019.
- Global Links supported the government’s response to the COVID-19 emergency through the provision COVID-19 Emergency Response containers, which included furnishings, medical equipment, and supplies for the country’s public health networks and reference hospitals.