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This would be a good addition to the health section - it expands on the existing info and adds new sources to replace nonfunctional ones

Citizens of Honduras have an average life expectancy at birth of 70.71 years, slightly lower than its bordering nations (El Salvador: 73.61 years, Guatemala: 71.17 years, Nicaragua: 72.18 years).[1] In year 2000 there were about 60 physicians per every 100,000 people.[2] Honduras does not currently have a strong infrastructure to provide drinkable water, and sixty to seventy percent of Hondurans do not have access to clean water.[3] Mosquito-transmitted disease is also a significant health concern in most regions, with the most serious problems being Malaria and Dengue Fever of which there were respectively about 34,000 and 46,165 cases recorded in 2010.[4] [5] Honduras's fertility rate was recorded as 3.2 children per women in 2009[6] Honduras currently has a high infant mortality rate of about 19.85 deaths per 1,000 infants under 1 year old, although the rate has significantly decreased from earlier estimates.[7] The current minister of health for Honduras is Dr. Arturo Pinel Benda, who’s ministry of health has expressed it’s goal as to create a decentralized healthcare system with universal coverage, high levels of quality, and efficiency in service delivery.[8] Despite this statement, in 2010 approximately three quarters of Hondurans lacked any healthcare program at all, maintaining a historical trend of insufficient healthcare which has recently raised concern, as well as the attention of numerous humanitarian aid organizations.[9][10] Honduras also has a comparatively low rate of healthcare spending at about 137 US dollars per capita in 2010, up from 102 dollars in 2007, although it has been able to avoid several expensive to treat health concerns plaguing other nations, such as widespread type 2 diabetes.[11]

  1. ^ <>"Central Intelligence Agency." CIA. CIA, 2012. Web. 25 May 2012. The CIA's World Factbook includes this ranked list of each country's life expectancy at birth statistics
  2. ^ <>."Physicians per 1000- Honduras." Http:// The World Bank. Web. 24 May 2012. The world bank website includes data on many significant developmental indicators
  3. ^ <>."AguaClara in Honduras." Cornell University. Web. 25 May 2012. this Cornell-hosted video is by AguaClara, a small water purification team that aims to bring clean water to impoverished nations.
  4. ^ <>."World Malaria Report 2011." World Health Organization, 2011. Web. 24 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Dengue Fever Update." Http:// United States Embassy, 20 Aug. 2010. Web. 25 May 2012. <>. The US embassy maintains information about all countries, and relays messages from foreign nations to the United States
  6. ^ <>"World Development Indicators and Global Development Finance." World Bank., 2009. Web. 24 May 2012. The world bank is a group made up of five agencies and corporations dedicated to ending poverty. This data is part of the World Development Indicators (WDI) data-set. the data was visualized by Google's public data program.
  7. ^ "Central Intelligence Agency." CIA. CIA, 2012. Web. 25 May 2012. The CIA's World Factbook includes this ranked list of each country's infant mortality rates
  8. ^ <>"Secretaria De Salud :: Honduras ::." Gobierno De Unidad Nacional. Gobierno De Unidad Nacional, 2010. Web. 25 May 2012.. This Honduran government website provides general information about honduras's goals regarding the Honduran Ministry of Health.
  9. ^ Merrill, Tim. "Honduras - HEALTH." Honduras - HEALTH. 1995. Web. 23 May 2012. <>.An article from the library of congress. Talks about many of the possible illnesses and how healthcare isn't available for the majority of people.
  10. ^ <>"Mission Network News." Mission Network News. Mission Network News, 8 Dec. 2010. Web. 25 May 2012. Mission Network News is a news network that provides coverage of missionary and humanitarian activities worldwide.
  11. ^ <>."Health Expenditure per Capita." Http:// The World Bank, 2010. Web. 25 May 2012. The world bank maintains an extensive list of healthcare spending rates as part of it's mission to alleviate global poverty and sickness

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In 2016, Honduras was rated the 104th 'Happiest' Country in the world, the lowest of the seven Central American countries and 52 spots behind Belize (rated #52), the next lowest. Low GDP and high levels of crime & corruption were cited as primary drivers of 'unhappiness' in Honduras. [1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sandersjd2 (talkcontribs) 15:39, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

unable to verify Colin Powell pledge[edit]

it doesn't seeem to be in his remarks at that meeting. Possibly this is a reference to US signing agreement? Elinruby (talk) 16:56, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

moved allegations about NDU to NDU page[edit]

since they don't deal directly with Honduras, and were not reflected on NDU page. Elinruby (talk) 17:05, 30 June 2016 (UTC)


The etymology section claims that the name Honduras could come from fonduras, from "the Leonese dialect of Spanish", but Leonese is not a dialect of Spanish, but rather of the Astur-Leonese language.--Metroxed (talk) 08:41, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

  1. ^ "World Happiness Report 2016 Update". UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network; Earth Institute (University of Columbia). pp. 20–21–22. Archived from the original on 17 Mar 2016. Retrieved 20 Mar 2016