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Healthcare activities in Venezuela

Healthcare activities in Venezuela

Health 'on board' for Barranquitas It is exciting to see the joy and willingness with which our volunteers and community service go to the health activities we organize in both Barranquitas and San Luis, which Factor-H and Habitat LUZ organize quarterly to care for the families afflicted with, or at-risk…
Fundación Cinco Palabras supports Factor-H Programs in Venezuela

Fundación Cinco Palabras supports Factor-H Programs in Venezuela

Factor-H coordinates a Social Program in Venezuela for the improvement of the quality of life for individuals and families with Huntington’s disease (HD) in the towns of Barranquitas -Rosario de Perijá Municipality- and the area of the community of San Luis, in the city of Maracaibo, San Francisco Municipality, both…
2024 Gratitude Day - a celebration of community

2024 Gratitude Day - a celebration of community

Gratitude day 2024 brings hope to Venezuela The importance of the contributions of the Venezuelan families to HD research and disease understanding cannot be minimized, even with the passing of time. The journey of these families in advancing our scientific and medical work started in the 1970s, after the presentation…
Gratitude day 2024 - The Candle Light Vigil

Gratitude day 2024 - The Candle Light Vigil

The week of Gratitude day, 23rd of March, has seen an inclusion of community events inside the HD communities of San Luis and Barranquitas. The celebration of the partnership between scientists and HD families has taken an unexpected turn this year and also became a celebration of the history of…
Gratitude Day: Celebrating the Anniversary of the Discovery of the Huntingtin Gene

Gratitude Day: Celebrating the Anniversary of the Discovery of the Huntingtin Gene

Gratitude Day Donations! See a summary video of Factor-H and collaborators programs in Venezuela in 2023 On March 23, 1993, a landmark Cell article was published, describing that the mutation in the gene responsible for Huntington’s disease had been identified for the first time. This discovery was possible thanks to…
We did it! Factor-H opens neurology consultation clinic for patients from San Luis, Venezuela

We did it! Factor-H opens neurology consultation clinic for patients from San Luis, Venezuela

It is a reality that our patients with HD in Venezuela are subsisting in an environment of great precariousness, not only due to their economic limitations but also because specialized health care is inaccessible in Venezuela, since the national public system does not operate properly. Understanding this harsh reality is…
Alex Fisher reflects on her trip to visit the Venezuelan HD communities

Alex Fisher reflects on her trip to visit the Venezuelan HD communities

Alex Fisher is an occupational therapist specialized in caring for HD patients from the UK; she works actively with various working groups as part of EHDN, the European HD Network. She visited for the first time the HD communities in Venezuela, together with the Factor-H team, in September 2023. Alex…
Factor-H September 2023 trip to the Maracaibo HD communities​

Factor-H September 2023 trip to the Maracaibo HD communities​

From September 6-14, 2023, Factor-H visited the HD communities in Barranquitas and San Luis and conducted medical, educational and humanitarian activities with volunteers and affiliated organizations. Below you can see a video summarizing the trip and a detailed diary of our visit.Text by Marina Gonzalez de Kauffman & Ignacio Muñoz-SanjuánVideo…
Arepa Day - 22 nonprofits including Factor-H unite in supporting Venezuelan families

Arepa Day - 22 nonprofits including Factor-H unite in supporting Venezuelan families

22 humanitarian organizations = 1 common purpose: to help families in Venezuela Arepa Day is a campaign aimed at improving access to health and nutritional services for Venezuelan families. Global Giving, the non-profit organization that supports other foundations, has selected 22 US-based non-profit foundations focused on helping Venezuelan causes, to…
Seminario del Dr. Muñoz-Sanjuán en la reunión de la sociedad de Neurología venezolana

Seminario del Dr. Muñoz-Sanjuán en la reunión de la sociedad de Neurología venezolana

Seminario del Dr. Ignacio Muñoz-Sanjuan, fundador de Factor-h, en la reunión anual de la sociedad venezolana de neurología, el 3 de junio 2023. Ignacio habla sobre programas terapéuticos actuales para la enfermedad de Huntington, comentando información actual de todos los programas sintomáticos y aquellos dirigidos a disminuir la expresión de…
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