THIS WEEK WE WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO GRENADA AND SHARE A GLIMPSE OF HER HISTORY AND CULTURE. The beautiful island of Grenada is a sovereign state located in the West Indies. It neighbors the countries of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. With an estimated population of 112,572 people, itContinue reading GET TO KNOW Grenada!
Welcome back to the blog everyone, we have missed you dearly! Over the last few months, we have been really busy working on something new and exciting. For our first 3 years, our organization has worked with Impact Ministries, coming alongside them in their work in local Guatemalan communities, attempting to combat the drug shortageContinue reading Welcome to WHEF!
In the last couple of weeks, our world has been rocked and shaken by COVID-19. A lot of this fear has come from the fact that it is a new virus in which no one has immunity and which there is no vaccine. This fear has further led to herd mentality, with many people lettingContinue reading Be Educated, Keep Active, Stay Connected: How You Can CONQUER Your CORONA-VIRUS Fears
Medical outreaches (also known as health outreach programs) are programs that involve mobilized health workers who provide various health services to either a population or health workers within that population. These outreaches usually take place in countries/locations that aren’t native to the mobilized health workers. The outreaches mostly serve populations that have limited access toContinue reading #GLOBALHEALTHCORNER: Spotlight On Medical Outreach Programs
According to the World Health Organization, “Malnutrition refers to deficiencies, excesses or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy and/or nutrients” (2019). The most common form of malnutrition is under-nutrition and it is commonly seen in children. It is characterized by the occurrence of stunting (low height for age), wasting (low weight for height), lowContinue reading #GLOBALHEALTHCORNER: vaccinations and Their Role In Breaking the MALNUTRITION-Infectious Disease Cycle
On December 10 of 1948, the general assembly of the United Nations stated in article three of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that, “Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person” (UN,1948). According to this declaration, every individual should be able to live to their full potential without struggle and withContinue reading #Global Health Corner: The Effects of Malnutrition on Child Mortality in Guatemala
Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the beginning of a brand new decade! We are so excited for 2020 and we plan to make this year a milestone year for Hearing the Little Heartbeats. Just like everyone else we will be upholding the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions. Our theme for this yearContinue reading 2020: The Year of Growth
As 2019 comes to a close and preparations are made to welcome 2020, let’s take a trip down memory lane and reflect on the highlights of our incredible year at HLH! Our donors and supporters have made so much possible this year and we want to say a heartfelt thank you to each of you.Continue reading A Year In Review 2019: Our Top 5 Moments
The act of volunteering is viewed by many societies as a core aspect of being human. Volunteering helps build stronger communities, it improves companionship and social inclusion, it can promote a healthy lifestyle and can help individuals gain knowledge and raise awareness on overlooked issues. In the last decade a particular type of volunteerism hasContinue reading The Caduceus and Jaded Aid: Voluntourism
There is a classic and timeless scene in both the original Spider-man comics and the Tobey Maguire Spider-man movies that has shaped and dictated the greatness of superheroes and the love that the 21st century has for them. In this scene, uncle Ben tries to relate to Peter Parker and address the fight that occurredContinue reading The Caduceus and Jaded Aid: The Savior Complex