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…
Colombia Trip April 2016 - Part 2

Colombia Trip April 2016 - Part 2

When we finally got our flight to Bogota from Quibdo, it was late at night. the plane was delayed and we did not take off until after 9pm. we landed around 11pm and we had to be back at the airport at 8am for the flight to Santa Marta. At…
Choco, Colombia, April 11-12. PART 1 of our Colombian Visit

Choco, Colombia, April 11-12. PART 1 of our Colombian Visit

Our first leg of the trip to see HD families took us to a place I had never been before. Choco is an area of Colombia bordering Panama on the North and the Amazonian region in the South. Choco has borders with both the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, 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…
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