The health care system in Nicaragua is limited in several significant ways. The government claims that access to a health-care provider is ‘universal’. In practical terms this means that medical clinics have been set up throughout the country but these buildings, if staffed at all, are often understaffed, or staff lack necessary training. The clinics have little in the way of medical equipment or supplies. Similarly, access to medicine, diagnostics, basic procedures and follow-up care is limited and available primarily to those who can afford to pay for it.
In response, we strive to empower the impoverished communities in the vicinity of the Skylark Centre by providing medical and dental clinics and training opportunities in first-response. Are you interested truly making a difference and finding out more about these potential opportunities to serve?