President Lobo Creates New Commission

President Pepe Lobo established a new Interagency Commission for Medicinal Products (Comisión Interinstitucional de Medicamentos [CIM]) yesterday, December 15, 2010. The purpose of the new CIM is the transparent procurement and distribution of drugs for public hospitals in the country, the President said. Together with the Minister of the Interior and Population, Áfrico Madrid, and […]

UNAH Campaigns Against Leptospirosis

Students of the National Autonomous University of Honduras [UNAH], are promoting a campaign to prevent leptospirosis after a leptospirosis outbreak infected 27 Hondurans and killed a 10-year-old child in the department of Choluteca. Journalism students are determined to make the public aware of the threat posed by the bacterial disease. The purpose of the campaign […]

Dengue Deaths Reach 55

The total number of deaths due to hemorrhagic dengue in Honduras has risen to 55. The number of people who have contracted the non-lethal, classic dengue fever so far this year, totals 39,613, and approximately 1,099 people have been infected with hemorrhagic dengue, of whom 55 have died. The Health Ministry’s National Dengue Certification Commission […]