PA STONYBROOK CLASS 2016
Nicaragua is the poorest country in Central America, with widespread unemployment and over half the population living below the poverty line. According to World Vision, the average annual income is $1080 and many children are forced to quit school in order to find work and help support their families. In addition, access to healthcare remains a critical challenge for the rural people of Nicaragua who battle serious ailments such as malaria, tuberculosis, and widespread malnutrition to name a few.
In response to the countries great adversity, a group of Stony Brook Physician Assistant students, medical clinicians, and FNE International Organization will join forces as we embark on a mission trip to Nicaragua in hopes to make a positive difference! In March of 2015, together we will be traveling to rural Nicaragua to work in a non-profit clinic. Based in the community of Chacraseca, the clinic is staffed with one physician, a resident, a few nurses, and a pharmacy and serves a population of approximately 8,000 people. Locals line up early in the morning to be seen, but unfortunately, not everyone gets through the door. And although a visit to the public clinic is free in Nicaragua, the medications and supplies are limited.
While visiting, our mission is to provide free medical care, participate in educational services aimed at the youth of Nicaragua, and build a foundation for one family in need. Our efforts will not stop there, however, as we plan to continuously spread awareness for people in need and hope to inspire others along the way.
If you would like to be part of our journey, please consider donating to our mission fund. Donations can vary from monetary and OTC medications, to medical supplies such as scrubs, gloves, bandages, etc. Any donation is welcome and will be highly appreciated.
If you have any questions regarding our trip to Nicaragua, please feel free to contact us at: Froylan.Moreno@Stonybrook.edu