Cultural dimensions of mental healthcare and differences in practices in Honduras and the U.S.A.

Dr. Karla Inestroza, Honduran Physicians for Medical Brigades

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Latin American and Iberian Institute

801 Yale Blvd NE (campus building #165)


Every country has different health care determinants that influence the local healthcare situation, and culture plays a leading role when it comes to the people demanding better access to mental healthcare, which continues to be a privilege in many areas, especially in developing countries, where the healthcare services are overwhelmed by the growth of the population and do not emphasize enough over its importance, making it difficult for mental healthcare to be widely accessible or it’s importance  promoted.

Honduras, a developing country located in central America, has experienced dramatic changes in its social context, which have played a very important role in shaping the mental healthcare situation of its entire population.

Dr. Karla Inestroza is a physician from Honduras who works for the second largest public hospital in the country and also directs a non-profit organization that provides medical attention in rural and underserved communities in Honduras by facilitating cooperation between health care professionals, international medical teams and local communities in order to create greater impact interventions based on the needs of each individual region.


This event is free and open to the public.