With funding from USAID Latin America and the Caribbean Bureau, LHSS is working in Honduras to improve social health protection for women in high-migration contexts. Women experience a range of vulnerabilities that drive migration and could be alleviated by expanding social health protection. These vulnerabilities include high rates of gender-based violence, lack of economic opportunity, as well as persistent and devastating climate events that have increased the risk of food insecurity and loss of livelihood. Women migrants and those at risk of migration lack social health protection and face financial barriers to using health care when they need it.

With a goal towards strengthening local capacity and developing sustainable solutions, LHSS partners with key stakeholders in Honduras, including the Interagency Intersectoral Board of Health and Migration (Mesa Interagencial Intersectoral de Salud y Migración (MIISM)). LHSS also collaborates with USAID and regional stakeholders, including the International Organization for Migration, Pan American Health Organization, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Interagency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants.

    Specifically, LHSS is strengthening the capacity of the Government of Honduras and its partners to:

    • Strengthen social health protection mechanisms to ‎increase access to high-quality health services ‎for migrant women
    • Increase awareness of efforts to expand access to social health protection for migrant women