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Episode 45: Mirtha Colon and HIV/AIDS in Afro-Central American Communities

Today’s show features an interview with Ms. Mirtha Colon, president and founder of Hondurans Against AIDS, Inc. (a.k.a “Casa Yurumein”), a New York organization that provides AIDS/HIV education and support in Central America and New York.  She’s a Focal Point representative, on HIV/AIDS, for the Afro-Central American Communities, under The HIV/AIDS, Secretariat of the Indigenous and Afro-descendant Communities. In this interview Mirth and Dream Committee member Mariama discuss health in Afro-Descendant communities of Central America, The International Conference on Health in the African Diaspora (ICHAD), and the impact of privatization on quality of and access to healthcare.  Original air date: 7-10-12

Episode 45

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  1. Alan Saly
    August 29, 2012 at 9:23 am

    I heard the show yesterday while in Middletown with my daughter…great work! Keep the faith. Alan Saly ’79

  2. December 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I live remotely in Panama and there are a number of Afro-descendant Communities. I have no idea how prevalent the problem of HIV/AIDS may be among these communities, but if it is, I can say that medical facilities are not easily available and ICHAD is a great step in the right direction.

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