Help for Honduras

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A quarter of all Hondurans live on less than a dollar a day. They lack formal education, food and even the most basic healthcare. A group of medical missionaries from the greater Birmingham area takes several trips a year to Honduras ? hoping to help break the cycle of malnourishment and disease. Their work is the subject of a Birmingham Post-Herald series that begins tomorrow in the newspaper. WBHM?s Steve Chiotakis spoke with Post-Herald reporter Holly Lang and Dr. Tom Camp who heads up the Alabama/Honduran Medical Educational Network, or AHMEN. But first, we hear from Elias Lizardo, the former Health Minister of Honduras and current Advising Minister on Social Affairs. He says the medical missions are crucial to solving some of the most basic problems in his country.