NEVOSH January 2003 Mission to Jinotepe, Nicaragua
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January 2003 NEVOSH Mission
Jinotepe, Nicaragua

This page was last updated 2008-02-24 13:59 -0000 (UTC/GMT)

Welcome home VOSH travelers!

2/13/2003 East Bay Newspapers (RI) article on our Mission:  http://www.eastbayri.com/news/2003/0213/Barrington/030.html
We have the article archived permanently here, courtesy East Bay Newspapers.

This year we were fortunate, as the school we used for the clinic was walking distance (about 1 mile/1.6 kilometers) from the hotel. We were able to cut down on clinic expenses by not having to rent a bus to transport us to the clinic site and back. Those people unwilling to walk were able to take a taxi for three Nicaraguan cordobas (about 20 cents) each. This year the school was like no other we had seen in the past. This was actually a pre-university school. It was far larger and more developed than we expected. There was a large indoor auditorium where our eyeglasses and wheelchairs were dispensed. A cafeteria was available for our lunch break. There was a library (with quite a few books) where our dental clinic operated, though there was some open space there—the team did not work between the stacks. There were more than enough classrooms for all of our examiners to work. There was a gate at the entrance to the clinic that was manned by the national police, which we used to monitor patient flow. Our pharmacy was in a little nook between the exam rooms and the entrance/exit, and looked a little bit like a bar.  Read more of Juan Carlos' Mission Report

 

The 2003 Volunteer Optometrists at our mission site in Jinotepe, Nicaragua. To see all of the photos for this grouping, click here.

East Bay Newspapers (RI) article on our Mission:  http://www.eastbayri.com/news/2003/0213/Barrington/030.html
We have the article
archived permanently here, courtesy East Bay Newspapers.

The link below is to a January  27, 2003 article by Lucía Vargas C., Correspondant for newspaper, Managua Nicaragua.  It is written about our Jinotepe 2003 mission.
http://www-ni.laprensa.com.ni/archivo/2003/enero/27/regionales/regionales-20030127-02.html
Spanish only for the moment, we'll try to bring you a good translation.

As we packed for the trip, Carl handed out sage advice: 
Be Ready
, Be a team, Be caring, Be Ambassadors, Be Flexible, Be Ready 
Read the full text

For your information, Jinotepe is the capital of the Carazo division (or state) of Nicaragua. Carazo is home to approximately 175,000 people, and takes up about 1000 square kilometers (roughly 370 square miles.) It is in the western part of Nicaragua, which is more fertile and densely populated than the rest of the country. You can read more about it (in Spanish only, unfortunately) at http://www.manfut.org/carazo/jinotepe.html
Read more of Juan Carlos' Mission Report

Submitted Photos:
Photos submitted by 2003 VOSH travelers will be utilized on appropriate pages throughout the site.  As well as being seen elsewhere, they can be seen in Photo Credit Galleries:

Jonathan Wasserstein Photo Credit Gallery

Harry and Nancy Hart Photo Credit Gallery

Kevin Somerville Photo Credit Gallery

Larry Ginsberg Photo Credit Gallery

Sue Seidler Photo Credit Gallery

Lisa Ross Photo Credit Gallery

Thanks for sharing your photos!

 

NEVOSH January 2003 Mission to Jinotepe, Nicaragua
Mission Report | Registration | Screening | Optometry | Dispensary | Medical | Mobility | Pharmacy | Dental | Ophthalmology | Translation | Mission Site | The Line | Health Architecture | Final Dinner | Roster

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