Happy New Year everyone! For many all over world, 2020 was a year of uncertainty and fear of the unknown. Even as we walk into this new year, there are still many problems our world is facing. From the COVID-19 pandemic to political unrest, there is still much work to be done. However, like manyContinue reading 2021: Our Year of Intentionality
There are two words in our society that often used interchangeably: Equality and Equity. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines equality as ” the state of being equal, of the same measure, quantity, amount, or number as an another”, and equity as ” dealing fairly and equally with all concerned”. At first glance, you might readContinue reading #GlobalHealthCorner: Equality vs Equity
THIS WEEK WE ARE INTRODUCING YOU TO OUR NEW PARTNERS, PROACTIVE NATION BUILDERS! GET TO KNOW WHO THEY ARE AND THE AMAZING WORK THAT THEY DO IN THEIR COMMUNITY! Proactive Nation Builders is a registered NGO based in the parish of St. David on the island of Grenada. PNB was founded by a community ofContinue reading MEET OUR PARTNERS: Proactive Nation Builders
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