Donations are delivered to the suffering communities in Maracaibo - thanks to the Barcelona patients' association UEFH

As the country of Venezuela spins out of control and people run out of food and medication, the most significant communities affected by Huntington’s disease in Maracaibo are starving. According to our friend and collaborator Dr. Ernesto Solis, a resident of Maracaibo and a tireless advocate of the families affected…

New donations reaching families in El Dificl and San Angel, Colombia, via Funcovulc

Our work keeps progressing, albeit slowly, to assist impoverished families in Colombia and Venezuela. With the help of several small donations from pharmaceutical and biotech companies working in the field of HD, we were able to gather some resources to finalize our aid programs in 2016. Thank you to those…
Start of 'Proyecto Abrazos' - The Children's Project

Start of 'Proyecto Abrazos' - The Children's Project

Sábanas de San Angel – this past April. We pulled in with Fermín’s car loaded with food, hammocks, and clothes. The scenery was arid – this region has suffered from a profound drought for a while now, and everything is dried up. The Cañahuate trees the only bright color amidst…
Colombia April 2016 - Part 3: Stories from Juan de Acosta

Colombia April 2016 - Part 3: Stories from Juan de Acosta

My first – unexpected – science lecture for medical students in Barranquilla, Colombia Barranquilla is close to Juan de Acosta, the second largest cluster of HD patients in the world (to our knowledge). The prevalence was reported quite a few years ago by Dr. Daza in one of the few…

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…

Barrio San Luis, Maracaibo

Barrio San Luis is a neighborhood in Maracaibo, Zulia. Of approximately 3100 people living here, 700 are at risk (23%). The prevalence is estimated to be extremely high, perhaps reaching 10% of all people living in this small and confined area near the city of Maracaibo. During our February/March 2013…

Venezuela Areas

Venezuela remains the country with the highest density of HD in a single location, in and around lake Maracaibo, in the province of Zulia. Factor-H is committed to helping the Venezuelan HD affected communities. The main communities in Venezuela with active Factor-H efforts are in Caracas, and in the Zulia…

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…
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