Rose Wolbrink Yesterday we stayed in Matagalpa and helped at the Fara Clinic, which provides free care. Global Partners has been connected with this clinic for years. What a fantastic staff! As we walked into the lobby we saw close to 100 women lined up for care. I caught the eye of a middle aged … Continue reading Coming Full Circle
Rose Wolbrink Another fantastic day in Nicaragua! We drove further out, set up our PVC/curtain rooms and saw 70 women. They came in groups, some walking 15 minutes, many a couple hours; one group crossed a couple rivers, and brought a change of clothes. Being clean and well groomed is very important to them. Many … Continue reading Harvest Time
Jennifer Brunk What is a library? It sounds like a question we might ask school children in the United States, but the answer is more complicated than you might think. As we work to create community libraries in Nicaragua, I am continually reminded of the depth of cultural and professional knowledge that create a valuable … Continue reading What is a Library?
Corin Davey & Mary Monsoor Hola from Nicaragua! The education team had the opportunity to spend two afternoons in the beautiful community of Nueva Santa Celia. The main goal for these visits was to understand how the books were wearing and evaluate how the library is being used in the community. The first day we … Continue reading Books, Puzzles, & Paper Eating Ants!
by Noreen Rem Greetings from the Orthopedic/Podiatry brigade from Esteli, Nicaragua!!! Our first day here we saw about 50 patient consults in half a day. We wasted no time getting to the operating room. Our first case started about 4:30 pm Monday afternoon, it was a tibial plateau fracture, followed by a complete ankle fusion and … Continue reading Continuity of Care
By Dr. Dana Benden Our first day in Matagalpa took the cervical team to Clínica Fara. We arrived to a waiting room full of patients. We saw three women with advanced cervical cancer in our first 30 minutes. And many more women to follow patiently waiting for their treatment. It is clear that our … Continue reading Solamente una más…
With the exception of a final half day of teaching nursing students at UNAN we usually complete our planned work for the week on Fridays. It has become our traditional to spend our last night in Matagalpa enjoying the food and ambiance of El Garaje. Run by a friendly Nicaraguan couple, this restaurant set in … Continue reading Highlights of the Week
We got home from Nicaragua Monday night. From earlier trips, I know that I process my experience on the flight home and during the first days back in La Crosse. This time, I found myself thinking about a game of Simon Says we played the first day we arrived in the Matagalpa area. We were … Continue reading Simon Says
The medical team spent Wednesday traveling to a community outside of La Dalia with the Lily Project, a new partner for Global Partners. The Lily Project aims to make cervical cancer screening and prevention more accessible to women who live in rural communities. Today (Wednesday) we saw approximately 90 women for exams and were able … Continue reading Cervical Team & The Lily Project