health care

Honduras IHSS Medical Going Digital

The Honduran Institute of Social Security, (IHSS) is going digital. The modernization is at last taking place, easing frustrations for employers and employees, doctors, patients, and accountants alike. Data entry will begin in March, with 600,000 affiliates’ medical information needing input. Authorities anticipate the database to be fully available in October or November; the capital […]

Cell Phones Help Honduran Patients with Diabetes

A new study by the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System and University of Michigan suggests that mobile phones could help low-income patients across the globe manage diabetes and other chronic diseases. “Telehealth programs have been shown to be very helpful in a variety of contexts, but one of the main limitations for delivering these […]

Hondurans March for New Hospital

Hundreds of residents of Puerto Cortés marched peacefully this morning outside City Hall, demanding the mayor, Allan Ramos, build a new hospital. The protesters expect Ramos to designate the property and begin construction of a new medical center because the former one in the city collapsed. The Minister of Health, Arturo Bendaña, had publicly pledged […]