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Mission Trips

Honduras Mission

Honduras is a low middle-income country that faces major challenges, with more than 66% of the population living in poverty in 2020, according to official data. In rural areas, approximately one out of 5 Hondurans live in extreme poverty, or on less than US $1.90 per day.


The physician density in Honduras is one per 30,000 people, according to the World Health Organization. There is essentially only one cardiovascular surgeon in all of Honduras.

There is a high rate of poverty, political instability, frequent natural disasters, and very few physicians available to diagnose and treat heart disease, let alone perform surgical cardiac interventions. According to the Pan-American Health Organization, cardiovascular disease accounted for 18 percent of all Honduran deaths in 2014, making it the second leading cause of death in that country.

Still A Lot Needs Help

In the global health world, giving people access to health care even if they're just basic services has long been a top priority.

A new study estimates that 5 million people die every year because of poor-quality health care in low- and middle-income countries. That's significantly more than the 3.6 million people in those countries who die from not having access to care.

It's also five times more than annual deaths from HIV/AIDS (1 million) and three times more than diabetes (1.4 million) in the same countries — although, of course, poor health care for these conditions can also be fatal.

There are more than 20 million casualties on the world’s roads each year. In 2002, there were almost 1.2
million deaths from road traffic injuries, of which over 70% were male. Fatality rates are rapidly accelerating in the developing world, especially in Asia. By 2020, road traffic
deaths are expected to increase by 92% in China and 147% in India, with an increase of approximately
80% in many developing countries.

Even a small step can help save a child's life. Join us to show your contribution. Let's make this world a better place for everyone.

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