Huntington’s Disease in Latin America
Families affected by Huntington’s disease (HD) in Latin America suffer HD in very difficult conditions. Many of them live in impoverished areas where medical care is absent and access to resources is very limited. The highest density of HD patients worldwide exists in several small ‘clusters’ throughout Latin America, and many live in extreme poverty. One single action that will benefit them is a concerted effort of local communities and institutions with support from national and international colleagues working to improve the lives of HD patients through scientific, medical and humanitarian approaches.