Nicaragua – A Medical Mission Experience Feb. 2013 – Part II

Why Nicaragua?

Nicaragua

  • Largest republic in Central America
  • Poorest country in Central America
  • Second poorest country in this hemisphere
  • About the size of New York
  • Located between Honduras on the north and Costa Rica on the south

Jalapa, Nicaragua

Japala

Population:  Approximately  30,000 people. Divided  into 10 different sectors.

Economy:  Very poor region of Nicaragua

Agriculture:  Tobacco and coffee

Healthcare in Jalapa

Clinic - Japala

  • One Hospital: 20 inpatient beds, a surgical suite and an ER
  • Public clinic with 10 consultation rooms
  • Private Clinics: ProFamilia and other private clinics
  • Public pharmacy and many privately owned pharmacies

February 2013 Trip included 5 Clinic Days

Day 1: Village of Limon

Day 2: Clinic in Jalapa

Day 3: Village of Teole Cicante

Day 4: Clinic in Jalapa

Day 5: Village of Santa Cruz

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