Welcome! The first-year students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine are beginning a blog to keep family, friends, and donors up-to-date on the projects that the Honduran Health Alliance will be completing this year! Every summer a group of students are selected to travel with several physicians, public health students, and third-year medical students to El Corpus and the surrounding villages, near the southern town of Choluteca. For three weeks, we will work to give health-education talks, run clinics, and provide testing and follow-up care for the women of the community.
The Honduran Health Alliance is an international alliance of organizations working together in the areas of education, capacity building, health, and development. Program partners currently focus their efforts on women's reproductive health and community development through annual women's health education and cervical cancer screening projects. For more information on who we are and how to get involved, please check out our website: www.med.unc.edu/hha
This year, our trip will take place from June 25th to July 15th, and as we wind down our first year of medical school -- we are putting together the final plans for our projects and supplies. Stay tuned for more details on the preparation process, on who we are as a team, on our generous donors and volunteers, and finally a day-by-day account of our work in Honduras!