GPHN Honduras Trip 2009
2009 Honduras Trip: GPHN Partners with Medical Teams International and PREDISAN in Catacamas, Honduras
Class of 2009 graduates Svetlana Zubkova, Sarah Bergman, and Melissa Kumagai spent a few weeks in Honduras helping rural communities with high rates of childhood under-nutrition. In March of 2009, they traveled with Dr. Diane Stadler, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition, to a remote mountainous area of eastern Honduras to conduct home assessments of high-risk infants. They hiked into villages every day to measure the height and weight of infants. They also trained local health care monitors to accurately measure newborns, interpret these measurements, and counsel parents about healthy diets for children. "It was a fantastic way to apply all that I have been taught," said Zubkova.