What is PAHS?

Health Program

The original intent of PAHS was to improve the health of poor people living in impoverished communities. Today, well into our fifth decade of operations we continue to improve health by providing basic healthcare for families with little or no financial means. Our primary focus is nutritional rehabilitation for infants and toddlers and young children who have not received adequate nutrients to meet their growth needs. We provide basic health care, medicine and nutritional rehab for those living in poverty, and in this way we help to prevent more serious illnesses and death.

Outpatient Clinic

Parents living in poverty with small children, single parents, grandparents raising grandchildren, elderly people, the children in our Homes and our staff members and their families are the main beneficiaries of our Outpatient Clinic. The Clinic is staffed by a nurse. Patients are given a consultation and medications as their condition warrants.

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Nutritional Rehabilitation

What we do?

Children between the ages of one and eight years are admitted for treatment of first, second and third degree malnutrition. Typically the parent or guardian is advised that the child will need to remain in treatment for two to six months depending on the severity of nutritional deficiencies. A lacto-ovo vegetarian diet is provided, including soy-based foods, whole-wheat bread and fruits and vegetables. The medical regimen includes oral vitamins, injectable vitamins (in the acute phase) and medications for any condition the child may have due to their weakened immunity resulting from malnutrition. The malnourished child typically begins to show significant improvement within the first five days, looking healthy within the first month of treatment. A recovering child is kept in treatment for 1 6 months after they appear to have fully regained their health to ensure a full recovery.

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Community Health

What we do?

Communities are screened according to the number of children admitted to our Nutrition Hospital , and a health team or social worker is sent to the community to search for potential patients and to educate adults in the community on signs of malnutrition. Also a member of the staff follows up on the condition of small patients that have returned home in order to help their reintegration process.


List of Communities that receive our services in the following areas

Name of the Community Location (State) Nutritional Health Education Health Assistance Clothing and Food
Peña Blanca Cortés Our Service Our Service Our Service  
Aguazul Cortés Our Service   Our Service  
Meambar Comayagua Our Service   Our Service  
Los Chorros Cortés Our Service   Our Service Our Service
Los Laureles Cortés Our Service   Our Service  
Sta. Cruz de Yojoa Cortés Our Service Our Service    
Los Naranjos Cortés Our Service Our Service Our Service  
Las Delicias Comayagua Our Service   Our Service Our Service
San Antonio Cortés Our Service   Our Service Our Service
El Palmar Comayagua Our Service   Our Service  
Las Crucitas Sta. Barbara Our Service   Our Service Our Service
Rio Lindo Cortés   Our Service    
San Luis Planes Sta. Barbara Our Service Our Service Our Service  
El Dorado Sta. Barbara Our Service Our Service Our Service Our Service
Jaitique Cortés Our Service   Our Service Our Service
Las Vegas Sta. Barbara Our Service Our Service    
El Cedral Sta. Barbara Our Service Our Service Our Service Our Service
La Guama. Cortés Our Service Our Service    
Aguazul Rancho Cortés Our Service Our Service Our Service  
Agua Maria Cortés Our Service   Our Service  
El Mochito Sta. Barbara Our Service Our Service    
Buenos Aires Cortés Our Service Our Service Our Service  
El Campanario Cortés     Our Service Our Service
Rio Seco Sta. Barbara Our Service   Our Service Our Service
El Capiro Cortés Our Service   Our Service Our Service
La Fe Cortés Our Service Our Service   Our Service
Zacapa Sta. Barbara Our Service   Our Service  
El Tigre Cortés Our Service Our Service Our Service  
Cañaveral Cortés Our Service Our Service Our Service  
Nueva Esperanza Cortés   Our Service    
El Eden Cortés   Our Service    
Monte Verde Cortés   Our Service Our Service Our Service
Los Caminos Cortés   Our Service Our Service  
Gracias Lempira     Our Service Our Service
Cerro Azul Meambar Cortés Our Service Our Service Our Service