Medical Supply Needs

Josefa and BNB sorting medical donations

Josefa and BNB sorting medical donations

Needed and Useful Medical Supplies: current list 2013

If you are interested in helping provide what the Health Clinic needs, thank you!  Everything the clinic receives as a tax-deductible in-kind donation lowers the cash operating costs for the clinic. Here is a resource list of items that are always helpful to receive.  Please contact us for details and updated information.  Donations coming in to Nicaragua must be approved by the Ministry of Health (MINSA), so the required paperwork must be completed and received by us via email 8 weeks before arrival (effective 2018).  For more information contact:

All medicines must be received in Nicaragua at least one year
before their expiration date.

All medicines must be in original sealed bottles.

Henry in pharmacy sizedOver the Counter Medicines:

  • analgesic and anti-inflamatories
    • ibuprofren 200mg
    • acetaminophen 325mg, 500mg
    • naproxen sodium
    • aspirin (low dose, enteric, 325mg)
  • ointments & creams
    • anti-fungal
    • hydrocortisone
    • antibiotic (including Bactroban [mupirocin])
  • anti-acids
  • gastritis medicine
    • famotidine
    • ranitidine
    • omeprazole (Prilosec)
  • anti-histamines
    • diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
    • loratidine (Claritin)
    • cetirizine (Zyrtec)
  • guaifenesin (mucous relief tablets)
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  • phenylephrine 25mg
  • condoms

Vitamins & Minerals:

  • prenatal vitamins
  • infant & children’s vitamins (no gummies, please, they melt in the heat and glob together)
  • folic acid
  • iron
  • calcium
  • magnesium
  • potassium
  • zinc
  • vitamins D, B-12, B-complex, E
wound care

wound care

Prescription Medicines:

  • antibiotics
    • amoxicillin 250mg, 850mg
    • Augmentin (all strengths)
    • ciprofloxin
    • cephalexin
    • doxycyclin
    • Levaquin
    • penecillin
    • Rocephin injections
  • hypertensive meds
    • propranol
    • HCTZ 25mg;
    • Enalapril,
    • Lisipril,
    • Atenolol
  • anti-inflammatories (including prednisone 5, 10, 20 mg)
  • diabetes meds
    • glibenclamide
    • metformin HCl
    • Glipizide
  • antibiotic ear & eye drops
  • maintenance inhalers
matching patient with donated eyeglasses

matching patient with donated eyeglasses


  • ace bandages
  • gauze and tape
  • bandaids
  • disposable gloves
  • eyeglasses
  • autoclaves
  • digital thermometers in degrees Celcius
  • PDRs (2012)
  • otoscopes (with cords, as well as battery-powered)
  • doppler
  • blood pressure cuffs (digital and manual)

Laboratory Supplies:

  • pregnancy tests
  • HIV rapid tests
  • H Pyloric tests
  • uristix
  • glass slides
  • bacteriological culture oven
  • microscope for reading wet slides