Project HMC Welcome

Since January 2007, Fundación VIHDA has completed 129,000 HIV tests of pregnant women who receive prenatal care and/or give birth at the Guayaquil Maternity Hospital and have detected 640 positive cases, which they have helped treat in collaboration with the Maternity Hospital and the Ministry of Health’s HIV program. All detected patients have received anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment prior to birth, c-section for delivery, and ARV treatment for the babies after birth. So far all pregnant women who underwent treatment in their program, and have given birth, have had HIV-free babies.

Project HMC is initiating collaborative efforts with Yale University organizational partners REMEDY, the Public Health Coalition, and UAID. Furthermore, I hope to begin working closely with Yale’s recently-founded Jackson Institute for Global Affairs to institutionalize Yale’s relationship with Las Guayas, Ecuador.
If you would like to support Project HMC, join the Yale- Ecuador HIV Mobile Clinic Team, or simply would like to learn more, please do not hesitate to contact me at


Sam Vesuna
Executive Director


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