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Welcome!KFWH Global Health Learning Initiative - 2015-16 - Focus on Chagas Disease

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Making “Kissing Bug” Proof Houses! – Almolonga

In Almolonga, Guatemala, in March, Dr. Patricia Dorn and her parasitology class from Loyola University spent time teaching residents how to make their houses “kissing bug”- proof.  According to Dr. Dorn, the class worked on a house inhabited by a  75  year-old widow. “We improved her house and the students were able to see how the people here live,” recounted Dr. Dorn who works in partnership with other universities and KFWH to prevent the spread of Chagas disease. Their team is working on a film that documents their work in Guatemala. A calendar was distributed to the villagers as a reminder of the work toward Chagas disease. KFWH supplies money...

Students Receive Letter from Dr. Dorn!

This is the letter that the KFWH Chapter at Murray Avenue School received from Dr. Dorn after donating money to fund nutrition packets for women who are being treated for Chagas Disease. Dear Students: I want to thank-you very much for your generous donation of $5,000 to help eliminate Chagas disease. As you know, it is the most serious parasitic disease in Latin America and many people suffer and die from this disease. The medication that is available causes troublesome side effects – one of these is that they lose so much weight they are not able to finish the treatment. Your donation means that the women receiving the...

Letter from the Field to KFWH Students!

This letter was sent to Dr. Dorn by a local worker named Antonieta to thank Murray Avenue school for supporting women with nutritional packets while being treated for Chagas disease in Guatemala. Gracias a tí Patricia por el cariño que le tienes a Guatemala y su gente, pronto entregaremos en Chiquimula.   POR FAVOR EXPRESALE NUESTRO AGRADECIMIENTO A LOS NIÑOS QUE APOYARON ESTO, HAN DADO MUCHA ALEGRÍA A MUCHAS PERSONAS. “Thanks to you, Patricia [Dr. Dorn], for the love that you have towards Guatemala and its people.  Soon we will deliver over in Chiquimula.  PLEASE EXPRESS TO THE KIDS OUR THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THIS.  THEY HAVE GIVEN MUCH HAPPINESS...

KFWH Co-Founder Wins Award

We are very happy to announce that “Chagas and the Pacemaker Process,” a film of KFWH Student Board Co-Founder Emily Wharton, was selected by LMC-TV Public Access Television as the 2014 Best Single Program. KFWH has proudly supported her life-saving work in Bolivia for the past two years. Click here for more information about the project: http://on.fb.me/TUcLxm. Click here to read Kay Kobbe’s letter of appreciation to LMC-TV. Photo credit: LMC-TV Facebook Page...