We train community health workers through a curriculum developed by the Brigade that is customized to address the most common diseases they face. The result is that residents have access to services that otherwise would not be available.
When you live in a remote Honduran village, and the only water you can drink comes from streams contaminated with parasites, you drink it, whether or not you are aware of the risks. There isn't much choice.
If you're like most people, you might think of cataracts as an affliction experienced only by older populations. However, as the leading cause of blindness, cataracts affect one in every 250 children.*