Medical Information

Welcome to our page pertaining to medical information.  Here you can learn how to make a contribution that greatly improves the quality of life for someone not fortunate enough to take for granted the simple things that make life easier for people living in developed parts of the world.

Currently, a modest health clinic does exist in Mocoron and is used by various physicians visiting the area.  However, this facility is in need of many basic supplies.  For a list of supplies desired for the Mocoron health clinic please click here.

The Norma I. Love Foundation  also provides room and board for dentist and physicians alike.  For more information pertaining to donating medical services to this community click here.

           The Norma I. Love Foundation
A  non profit humanitatarian, education, and conservation organization 501(c). TIN:75-2473456
Visiting physicians are always greeted by several people in need of medical or health related attention.

For the people living in this remote and tropical location, health care can be a scarce commodity.  Medical support teams visiting Mocoron can stay at the one of the guest houses at the Norma I. Love complex.  The complex also provides meals, fresh purified water, some electricity, internet access, and laundry service. 

Recently, we were visited by International Health Service.  They are a non profit medical alert team headquartered in Minnesotta and they specilize in providing aid to Honduras.  The pdf file is a copy of their 2006 newsletter with an article about their stay in Mocoron.  Our hearts and thanks go out to all of the team members who came so far to provide help!

The non profit organization M.E.D.I.C.O. has also visited and provided medical care to Mocoron.  This group provided some much needed help in the wake of Hurricane Mitch.

Here is an article provided by Norma (Click Here) providing a glimpse into the challenges faced in 1998 during the aftermath of Mitch.  This is from the website Mission of Love.

Malaria and dengue are two diseases responsible for widespread health issues among the inhabitants of the Mosquitia.

Malaria is transmitted by infected mosquitoes carrying the blood borne illness.  Children and elderly people suffer the greatest.  Prevention can help reduce the amount of suffering endured by those living in areas prone for the infected mosquitoes.

Due to the level of poverty faced by the indigenous population living in Mocoron, most houses do not have screen coverings on the windows.  However, screening the windows is not a sufficient solution for many of the homes, but there is another solution, mosquito netting.  Mosquito netting can provide for a good night of sleep and greatly reduce the possibility for outbreaks of malaria.  
Due to limited resources and available construction supplies many houses provide little more than protection from the sun and rain.  Dwellings such as this proivide virtually no protection from disease spreading insects