Surveys of Affected Regions - tracking families as the first step to advocacy

Surveys of Affected Regions - tracking families as the first step to advocacy

In spite of the fact that the regions flanking Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, the Caribbean Coast of Colombia and the province of Cañete, in Perú, have the highest incidence of HD in the world does not mean we know how many people are affected or at risk. The work conducted…
Legal assistance program

Legal assistance program

The legal assistance program has been operating informally in Colombia and Venezuela for a few years. Recently, Factor-H decided to establish a more structured effort to reach more families and have more of an impact. In Colombia, Factor-H works with volunteer lawyer Carlos Enrique Diaz, who has been assisting families…
An evidence-based clinical consensus for Latin America

An evidence-based clinical consensus for Latin America

Objectives of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Huntington’s Disease in Latin America In 2020, Factor-h obtained a grant from Roche for a project to generate an evidence-based clinical consensus for Latin America countries. The general objective of this consensus is to approach the health problems and improve the…
Art4HD Program

Art4HD Program

The beginning of Factor-H took place in Mendoza, Argentina, in 2012, and we celebrated the beginning of our journey together as a team through music and dance. A tango troupe volunteered to take us into a magical and complex journey – one that we continue to take together through our…
Caregivers Training Program (In person and App)

Caregivers Training Program (In person and App)

Factor-H has established formal collaborations with the University of Antioquia and the University of Medellín in Medellín (State of Antioquia), and the University Metropolitana (Barranquilla, State of Atlántico) to assist caregivers and the patients we directly support in Colombia (currently >130 families). Our employees work only in defined regions of…
The Dancing at The Vatican Documentary

The Dancing at The Vatican Documentary

With over 20,000 views, Dancing at the Vatican documentary has been a success, and we hope this film has inspired people. We remember with fondness the trip to the Vatican and remain thankful for the words and warmth Pope Francis delivered to the HD community. The documentary is subtitled in…
A collection of short stories about HD affected individuals from Colombia

A collection of short stories about HD affected individuals from Colombia

A BOOK OF SHORT STORIES BY TATIANA HINOJOSA FROM VALLEDUPAR Tatiana Hinojosa is a well-known writer and teacher from Valledupar, Colombia. Tatiana went to grammar school with Leyla Mieles, an associate of Factor-H in Colombia, who introduced our mission to Tatiana, who quickly became aware of the need to increase…
Letter from the President

Letter from the President

2020 was a year like no other. The global Covid-19 pandemic impacted the entire world, but it has taken a heavy toll on poor communities around the world. Most of the families we assist live in vulnerable conditions, and their access to employment and medical assistance were significantly impacted.  We reacted…
Greetings from a New Year

Greetings from a New Year

It is now 9:52pm in Los Angeles and it is officially my birthday in Spain. I was born at 8am on the 8th January of 1972 – 49 years ago today. As I write this, life is the USA is very complicated – we have had an attack on democratic…
Art 4 HD - collaboration with illustrator Matt Rota

Art 4 HD - collaboration with illustrator Matt Rota

Matt Rota is an illustrator who has recently become associated with our kids’ program at Factor-H. Below are some of the illustrations he created recently for some poems I wrote about the kids to commemorate the completion of the 5th year of the program in Colombia. What began as an…