Want to find out what happened on the Nicaragua trip? Join us on Thursday April 24th at Gundersen in the Overholt Auditorium from 12:15pm-1pm to hear a presentation given by the leadership team. Lunch will be provided, and it is open to the public! If you cannot attend or want to continue staying engaged with … Continue reading
When first driving from Managua to Matagalpa we were shocked at everything we saw. I have never seen the poverty side of any country so it was definitely mind blowing for me. It made me feel guilty for wanting so many things that are not necessities for survival. I felt really bad for them and … Continue reading First (and second) impressions
In the rural communities of Matagalpa about 50% of babies are born at home. This happens because of the long distance to a birthing center and poor road conditions. Of the babies born at home, only about half of them have a skilled birth attendant to help them come into the world. Global Partners- Nicaragua … Continue reading Helping newborns get a better start in life.
In Nicaragua 70% of women with breast cancer see a doctor when their cancer is already in an advanced stage. With chemotherapy and radiation available in only one city in the country, late diagnosis can be a death sentence. Global Partners- Nicaragua has begun to work on improving early diagnosis of breast cancer in the … Continue reading Taking a step forward to help women with breast cancer
Foot Followers: I’d like to summarize yet another successful Podiatric Surgery trip to the region of Matagalpa, Nicaragua. This was the second consecutive year of Podiatric surgeries being done at FARA clinic. Our surgical team consisted of myself, Mark Prissel DPM, Mike Mankovecky DPM, Derek Olson, Ted Riley MD, Janice Schlesinger RN and Rose Wettstein, … Continue reading Podiatric Surgery Brigade
What an amazing day this was!! 400 people, 25 new houses, national news stations and newspapers and 25 incredibly happy families. Such a celebration we had! Continue reading Housing Dedication
Here are a couple of photos of the start of the library! It is so exciting and is going so well! Continue reading Library!
So sorry, it has been busy as always and opportunities to blog have been few. Here are some pictures of the old and new Santa Celia. Continue reading Quick update