Our chronic disease program. Noncommunicable diseases were responsible for two-thirds of all deaths globally in 2011. The four main NCDs are cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and chronic lung diseases. We treat hypertension, diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, and psychiatric disorders with 95% of our patients well-controlled on their medications.
Our women's health program. Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide, and 80% of cases occur in the developing world. It is the leading cause of death from cancer among women in developing countries, and unlike many cancers, it is preventable. We provide screening services as well as case management, including sponsoring treatment for patients with cancer and pre-cancerous abnormalities.
Our men's health program. In general, men have more opportunity and better means to access health services than women, yet few utilize health services due to reluctance in addressing uniquely male concerns. Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among males in Central America. Our program addresses sexually transmitted diseases, musculoskeletal conditions, and prostate conditions, including sponsoring treatment for patients whose conditions undermine their quality of life.
Our surgical case management. Sometimes the most significant barrier to health for patients lies in the lack of adequate referral and case management. We build relationships with reputable, specialized surgeons in our region as well as the U.S. to advise on surgical treatment plans, and we follow the case until the desired outcome is achieved.
Our walk-in program. Acute infections, such as diarrhea and lower respiratory infections, are the leading cause of death in children under age 5. This program is an "open door" that allows us to to treat acute conditions while also screening each patient for other health concerns to refer appropriately to additional programs.
Our public health program. Health promotion and prevention in the community allows our medical team to provide health screenings, build latrines and water wells, and share essential health teachings regarding hygiene, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, suicide, and road safety.