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The unique geographic conditions and limited infrastructure in La Mosquitia, compared to other departments of Honduras, complicate access to health care.  For instance, transport to and through most areas of the regions are only possible by air and water.  High cost of travel,large distances to health facilities, increased travel time due to poor road conditions, lack of communication technology, among other factors cause major delays in seeking, reaching and receiving medical care.

La Mosquitia has implemented a number of measures to improve health to achieve the Millennium Development Goals