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Honduras Resilience System

The mission of the Honduras Resilience System working group is to build health, human security, resilience, and sustainability in Honduras.

Members

Craig Perinjaquet Gina Angiola Hank Rappaport Kathy Gilbeaux mdmcdonald

Email address for group

honduras-resilience-system@m.resiliencesystem.org

Columbia Medical Brigade January 9-15, 2014 Honduras

 

From January 9-15, 2014, a group of student volunteers from Columbia University will travel to Honduras to work closely with medical professionals as they offer healthcare to communities that have limited access to health care.

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Medical Brigades is a discipline of Global Brigades, the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The Columbia chapter systematically works with more than 300 other university groups around the world to deliver and implement one of nine skill-based programs that benefit more than 130,000 Honduran and Panamanian community members annually.

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Patuca Reserve Resilience Network

Honduras' ecosystems are being destroyed at an incredible rate, taking with it the rich natural heritage of biodiversity that has required million of years to evolve.  In 20 years, human populations in Honduras will be be threatend from ecosystem collapses that are likely to create abect misery and population collapses at an extraordinatry level.  Already population crashes are happening in small scale collapses due to the degradation of social ecology.  

There is a need to build a Patuca Reserve Resilience Network to help preserve the remaining 30% of the Patuca Reserve that has not been destroyed by deforestation and gold mining in the rivers. Association Patuca and Dr. Perinjaquet are working on introducing Resilience Capacity Zone Assessments and Mapping in order to identify solution sets local communities would embrace for preserving their environments and livelihoods, considering that they are squating within a national preserve that to date has had no environmental enforcement. 

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