Nandaime, Nicaragua -- Remote Clinics

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In an effort to bring medical assistance to those who need it the most, NEVOSH set up four remote clinics for 2008.  The recipients of care in these areas were very grateful for the care they received from the travelling doctors with NEVOSH.

On Monday morning recently recognized citizen diplomat Donna Tabor picked up Geoffrey Burns MD at the Alhambra in Grenada.  They drove to a remote location on the road to Laguna de Apoyo.  Throughout the morning clinic, Dr. Burns was able to see 45-50 patients.

Tuesday morning, Rocco Andreozzi MD, Samantha Andreozzi and Dave Pritchard set up a very successful remote clinic, where they were able to see 90 patients.  Donna Tabor had again scouted the location for this out-clinic, which was in a different area near Lake Apoyo.  The clinic was held in a school building.  Samantha was tasked with taking blood pressures and pre-screening patients for Dr. Andreozzi.  Dave Pritchard was dispensing medications as per the doctor's orders.  Dave also spent time informing a number of patients on the topics of arthritis and bone problems.  A large number of the patients were children at this remote clinic.  Dr. Andreozzi reports that various conditions were diagnosed, including weird rashes, infections, bronchitis and parasites.

Wednesday morning, Geoffrey Burns MD ventured to a very remote location down a dirt road near Masaya.  The road had a name something like Water Tower 1 District.  The humanitarian housing group Bridges for Humanity had requested a Medical clinic, and Dr. Burns stepped up to the plate.  John Silva joined Dr. Burns in travelling to the remote clinic site.  The building they utilized was a Nicaraguan government health clinic.  A brigadista nurse was on hand.  They had one regular exam room and a second room set up as a second exam.  Geoffrey Burns MD worked the two rooms in succession, and with the help of the brigadista Nurse, they were able to see 90 patients.

The fourth remote clinic was held Thursday afternoon at a very remote village on the flanks of Vulcan (Volcano)  Mombacho.  Omar had scouted the location of this out-clinic.  Omar, Rocco Andreozzi MD, Samantha Andreozzi and Dave Pritchard hiked about an hour from the road to a village of about 150 people in the cloud forest.  Dr. Andreozzi reports that they journeyed what seemed like 10 miles down a dirt road.  On this dirt road, the group encountered a herd of bulls, chaperoned by their caballeros.    The party had to wait patiently in their vehicle as the herd swarmed around the vehicle, passing both fore and aft.   This local flavor amused the travelers.  The road ended at a streambed, from which point the group had to travel on foot.  So, with backpacks full of medicines and diagnostic equipment, the health care adventurers trekked the last 1/4 mile  to reach the village.  During this most remote afternoon medical clinic, this group was able to see 30-40 patients.  The group had been informed that wild animals are regularly sighted in the vicinity of the village.  Ocelots were of particular interest to the group but, much to Samantha's chagrin, they did not have the thrill of seeing an ocelot.

It is worth noting that the entire dental group also went off the beaten path to help a stroke patient with a wheelchair.  Their translator Harry took them to a remote area near Grenada.  The group met an elderly patient who had suffered a stroke, and they were able to dispense one of the wheelchairs provided by the wheelchair foundation to provide mobility to a patient who would not have been able to make it to the clinic.  Evidently, her family was elated at the reception of the new chair, and the kids were taking turns pushing her all around the homestead.

2008 Remote Clinics Photo Gallery
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NEVOSH trips:
2012 Panama & Tennessee
2010 Nueva Esperanza
2009 Nueva Esperanza
2008 Nandaime, Nicaragua
2007 Monimbo, Nicaragua
2006 Nandasmo, Nicaragua
2005 Catarina, Nicaragua
2005 Mus, Turkey
2004 Nindiri, Nicaragua
2003 Jinotepe, Nicaragua
2002 Ticuantepe, Nicaragua
2001 Monimbo, Nicaragua
2000 La Concepción, Nicaragua
1999 Masatepe, Nicaragua
1998 Niquinohomo, Nicaragua
1997 Lake Yohoa, Honduras
1996 Jutiapa, Honduras
1995 Omoa, Honduras
1994 Vera Paz, Guatemala
1993 Coatepeque, Guatemala
1993 Salama, Guatemala
1992 Chimeltenango, Guatemala
1991 Chichicastenango, Guatemala
1990 Comayagua, Honduras
1989 San Manuel, Honduras
1988 Omoa, Honduras
1987 S
anta Rosa, Honduras

 

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