Friday, January 31, 2014

Continuing to Reach Out to Those Hardest to Reach in Rural Nicaragua

Did you know...
•There are seven countries in Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama. The population of Central America is approximately 41,739,000. 
•Three-fifths of Central America's population is of mixed European (usually Spanish) and Indian heritage, known as Mestizos. One-fifth is Indian.
•There is no spot in Central America more than 125 miles (200 kilometers) from the ocean.
Since early 1988 Dooley Intermed has been committed to developing and implementing comprehensive rural health projects in the Miskito Indian areas of both Honduras and Nicaragua, with the goal of improving the health and hetoalth education levels of the Coco River populations.
Beginning in 1997 Dooley Intermed, in partnership with the Santa Inés Clinic of Waspam, Nicaragua, set in place a plan to bring quality medical care along with health, sanitation, child care and nutrition education programs to the Miskito and Mayagna people living on the Nicaraguan side of the Coco River.
Since then our Santa Ines Clinic-based Maternal/Child Project, thanks to the dedication and professionalism of our team of Nicaraguan and Miskito doctors and nurse-educators, has been very successful in fulfilling many of its goals, thus becoming a model program for the area.
For more information on this project, please go to

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