International Chapters: Latin America

APUA Argentina APUA Bolivia APUA Brazil APUA Chile APUA Colombia APUA Costa Rica APUA Cuba
APUA Dominican Republic APUA Ecuador APUA El Salvador APUA Guatemala APUA Honduras
APUA Mexico APUA Nicaragua APUA Panama APUA Paraguay APUA Peru APUA Uruguay APUA Venezuela

APUA Honduras


Antibiotic resistance problems in Honduras stem from:

  • Lack of access to appropriate antimicrobial therapy
  • Lack of regulation in human use
  • Lack of regulation in agricultural use
  • Lack of surveillance of antibiotic use and resistance
  • Lack of updated antibiotic use and treatment guidelines
  • Lack of continuing medical education on antibiotic use for prescribers
  • Lack of microbiological lab capacity/lab training/diagnostic tools

These problems challenge the ability to effectively treat infectious diseases that are prevalent in Honduras such as HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Acute Respiratory Infections, Diarrheal Diseases, Leptospirosis, and Influenza.

APUA Honduras was founded in 2005.

Chapter Objectives and Priorities:

  • Education
  • Vocational Training
  • Legislation and Legalization Group


APUA Honduras organizes meetings, conferences, and training courses about antibiotic use and resistance. They have also participated in research, consumer education, prescriber training, and development of audio-visual materials.


Dr. Jesus Alberto Pineda
Dra. Martha Alicia Barrientos
Dra. Lelany Pineda
Dra. Francia Ponce
Dra. Lorena Garzona
Dr. Nery Lopez
Dr. Marcos Gradiz
Dr. Angel Mc Pui
Dr. Angel Pineda
Dra. Marcela Pineda
Dra. Isabel Zavala

Updated May 2011















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