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Montaña de Luz: Transforming HIV/AIDS Care in Honduras

by Social Justice Institute

Luncheon Social Justice

Fri, 09 Nov 2018

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM

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Tinkham Veale University Center, 11038 Bellflower Road

Crawford Hall, Room A15C 10900 Euclid Avenue , Cleveland, OH 44106-7243, United States

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Montaña de Luz began as a hospice for children in Honduras, home to 60% of the people living with HIV/AIDS in Central America. Today, thanks to the availability of anti-retroviral medications and new treatment philosophies, the “mountain of light” is transforming from an orphanage to a family-based model of HIV care. By reducing barriers (health literacy, stigma, transportation and medical co-pays), children remain at home to live healthy, happy lives – at a fifth of the cost of a traditional orphanage system.

In addition, Montaña de Luz is committed to leading systemic changes in the community – reintegration and reunification of families, increasing adherence by impacted children and adults to medication regimens, and centering local voices to determine the organization’s future.

Join Morgan Brown, Executive Director of Montaña de Luz, and Keiffer Erdmann, a Youth Across Borders ambassador, to discuss this cutting-edge model for care transformation and to be inspired by their unique vision of health justice work. Learn more about opportunities for in-country research, assisting with the creation of best practice models, and volunteering at home and abroad.

This event is free and open to the community. A light lunch will be served. Registration is required to socialjustice@case.edu.



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