Programa Nuevos Horizontes​ (New Horizons). Re-structure of the Abrazos Program

Programa Nuevos Horizontes​ (New Horizons). Re-structure of the Abrazos Program

Objective of the re-structuring To implement a restructuring of the existing Abrazos Program to provide equity, physical and mental health to all children and adolescents of families affected by Huntington’s Disease (HD) in Colombia and Venezuela. extends prior Abrazos Program to cover all children living in HD families, regardless of…
The Latin American Professional Exchange Program

The Latin American Professional Exchange Program

The LA PEP program’s main objective is to provide educational opportunities to health professionals in Latin American enclaves with a high incidence of Huntington’s disease. Two main dimensions Send Latin American professionals to be trained to HD centers of excellence in Barcelona (Spain), Medellin (Colombia) and Santiago (Chile). Send a multidisciplinary team from…
An evidence-based clinical consensus for Latin America

An evidence-based clinical consensus for Latin America

Objectives of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Huntington’s Disease in Latin America In 2020, Factor-h obtained a grant from Roche for a project to generate an evidence-based clinical consensus for Latin America countries. The general objective of this consensus is to approach the health problems and improve the…
The microcredit program aims to help families escape the poverty cycle

The microcredit program aims to help families escape the poverty cycle

Merriam-Webster Definition of Microfinance: “Financial services especially in the form of microloans provided to impoverished individuals and groups in poor and developing regions.” For Factor-H, microfinance is more than just a financial service. It is a tool to empower members of the disadvantaged HD communities, helping them become more resilient…
CASA DIGNIDAD - a day center for Barranquitas

CASA DIGNIDAD - a day center for Barranquitas

C.A.S.A DIGNIDAD – A HOUSE FOR ALL by Marina Kauffman, president of Fundación Habitat LUZ The first time I went to Barranquitas, I was impressed by the beauty of its surroundings. A hidden place, almost untouched, to which an unfinished path leads but full of visual surprises. To see lagoons…
Art4HD Program

Art4HD Program

The beginning of Factor-H took place in Mendoza, Argentina, in 2012, and we celebrated the beginning of our journey together as a team through music and dance. A tango troupe volunteered to take us into a magical and complex journey – one that we continue to take together through our…
Caregivers Training Program (In person and App)

Caregivers Training Program (In person and App)

Factor-H has established formal collaborations with the University of Antioquia and the University of Medellín in Medellín (State of Antioquia), and the University Metropolitana (Barranquilla, State of Atlántico) to assist caregivers and the patients we directly support in Colombia (currently >130 families). Our employees work only in defined regions of…
The Dancing at The Vatican Documentary

The Dancing at The Vatican Documentary

With over 20,000 views, Dancing at the Vatican documentary has been a success, and we hope this film has inspired people. We remember with fondness the trip to the Vatican and remain thankful for the words and warmth Pope Francis delivered to the HD community. The documentary is subtitled in…
A collection of short stories about HD affected individuals from Colombia

A collection of short stories about HD affected individuals from Colombia

A BOOK OF SHORT STORIES BY TATIANA HINOJOSA FROM VALLEDUPAR Tatiana Hinojosa is a well-known writer and teacher from Valledupar, Colombia. Tatiana went to grammar school with Leyla Mieles, an associate of Factor-H in Colombia, who introduced our mission to Tatiana, who quickly became aware of the need to increase…
Letter from the President

Letter from the President

2020 was a year like no other. The global Covid-19 pandemic impacted the entire world, but it has taken a heavy toll on poor communities around the world. Most of the families we assist live in vulnerable conditions, and their access to employment and medical assistance were significantly impacted.  We reacted…