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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…
Factor-H and Familias Huntington Peru association bring assistance to vulnerable Peruvian HD families

Factor-H and Familias Huntington Peru association bring assistance to vulnerable Peruvian HD families

Factor-H has been supporting and working alongside the Peruvian association for several years now. The region of the Cañete province constitutes one of the largest clusters of HD in the world. The association is supporting the needs of 49 families afflicted with HD and a total of 80 patients. During…
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…
Donations of school supplies in Colombia - Kids program

Donations of school supplies in Colombia - Kids program

By Arnel Arroyo Díaz We celebrate another milestone in our mission to support the most vulnerable HD communities! We are proud to share that we have once again delivered school kits to families afflicted with Huntington’s disease in more than 10 municipalities on the Colombian Caribbean coast. This effort has…
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…
HD in the News: EHDN March Newsletter

HD in the News: EHDN March Newsletter

In the recent EHDN Newsletter, Factor-H work is featured in two articles – the first launches the 2024 Gratitude Day campaign; the second is by Alex Fisher, who tells her story of coming to Venezuela and the work she is conducting together with Factor-H & Habitat LUZ in Maracaibo to…
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…
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