First home renovation project completed in Medellin with the help of Acolpeh and Habitat for Humanity!

In April 2014, the first home renovation project started in Medellin, as a collaborative project between Factor-H, Habitat for Humanity, and Acolpeh. Together we raised over US$8000 through the Habitat web site, and together we identified a few families in need of improved housing conditions. The first project took 3…

Clothes get delivered to communities in need - thank you friends for supporting Factor-H efforts

Finally, we were able to donate more than 500 pounds of clothes for the Colombian communities. DHL sent the boxes free of charge to Factor-H, courtesy of Conexion Colombia, an NGO who financed the shipment. The clothes were sent to El Dificil (Magdalena State), Juan de Acosta, Bogota, Medellin, and…

Articulo sobre Juan de Acosta en Colombia

La poblacion de la EH de Juan de Acosta es una de las poblaciones mas grandes del mundo en cuanto a prevalencia de la enfermedad. Hace algo mas de un año visite a esta comunidad en Colombia, donde me reuni con el Dr. Daza, el neurologo que llevaba tratando a…

clothes donated by Factor-H arrive in the communities in Colombia

500 pounds (300+ kilograms) of donated clothes have arrived at several communities in Colombia. Thanks to the Conexion Colombia NGO (www.conexioncolombia.com) , all the donated clothes Factor-H collected in Los Angeles have made it to their destinations. This is the first ‘international’ shipment of donated goods to benefit the Colombian…

PLEASE DONATE TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HD PROJECT IN COLOMBIA!

  NOV 06 2013 PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION. Habitat for humanity and Factor-H, my other ‘job’, started a collaboration together with the Colombian family association (AcolpEH), to raise funds for patients living in suboptimal conditions in Colombia. Find the link here: http://share.habitat.org/fighting-huntingtons We are very behind, and we need…

Examples of Families Identified to Receive Aid

Recently we visited affected people in the following towns/communities to understand their needs: El Dificil, San Angel (Magdalena), Juan de Acosta and Barranquilla (Atlantico), Medellin and Bogota. We introduced Factor-H to these communities, as well as to spoke to the local health officials and government authorities. It was a 4…

Colombia Areas

Affected communities • Magdalena (El Difícil y San Ángel) • Juan de Acosta • Antioquía • Chocó • Bogotá Participating physicians • Dra. Natalia Costa Baena • Dra. Sonia Moreno • Dr. Oscar Bernal • Dr. Guillermo A. Monsalve Duarte • Dr. Mike Espinoza Participating community advocates Asociación Colombianos por…

Visit to Colombian Communities by Factor-H (February 2013)

Recently Claudia Perandones and I took our first trip to visit some the affected communities in Colombia. A map of our trip is included here. This was a very important trip for us and for all affected by HD. We met with health officials, township mayors, local patient representatives (Janeth Mosquera…

Factor-H visit to Familia Oviedo Oviedo in the news

Recently Factor-H visited Colombia (February 2013). During this visit, we went to meet the Family Oviedo Oviedo from the town of El Dificil, Magadalena. The local TV news station, El Caracol, filmed a documentary on the family and our humanitarian projects. We were accompanied by the local patient association representative,…

Visiting Colombia and Venezuela

Claudia Perandones (Scientific Director of the Latinamerican network for HD) and myself will be visiting several of the affected communities in the upcoming days. We will visit some of the most devastated communities in Colombia and around lake Maracaibo in Venezula from february 23 through March 3, 2013. During this…
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