Health

IV patient in back of truck - Nueva Vida 2000

IV patient in back of truck – Nueva Vida 2000

Health Care

What started 15 years ago in Nicaragua, with visiting U.S. doctors and nurses seeing patients in tents and prescribing medicines out of trunks, has grown into a health clinic offering a full range of services to patients five days a week.  Our clinic is located in a barrio of Ciudad Sandino, Nueva Vida, which was founded in 1998 when 12,000 flood refugees were moved to two cow pastures after Hurricane Mitch, the most deadly hurricane of the 20th century.

We see patients from 8-5, Monday-Friday.  Our services are broken down into four main areas:

  • Dr Jason and patient family sizedMedical care – including the part-time services of a pediatrician, a general physician, and an orthopedist, and the a full-time services of a radiologist; a laboratory; a pharmacy (including natural remedies); and home visits for the elderly and patients at risk.  For more information…
  • Dentist Inya and boy sizedDental care – including a full time dentist, hygienist, and dental assistant.  Our dental care has a special focus on 1,200 children from feeding centers in Nueva Vida supported by the ORPHANetwork.  For more information…
  • New Mothers Group 2013

    New Mothers Group 2012

    Women’s care – including family planning, prevention and early detection of cervical and breast cancer, and a support group for pregnant and new mothers.  For more information…

 

  • community health training

    community health training

    Public health education and support – including classes on sexual health, HIV/AIDS, asthma, mental and emotional issues, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and nutrition.  We have a counselor and health promoter on staff and we have 30 lay health promoters organized to work in the community.  For more information…

Donate Now link for online givingWe feel strongly that the more patients learn of their own bodies and the bodies of their children, the more control they have over their own health.  But we need outside donations to keep the clinic going.  In an effort to make our health care program more sustainable over time, we are hoping to create an endowment for the Nueva Vida Clinic.  If you can help with this, please contact us.