OUR NICARAGUA MEDICAL CENTERS
The second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Nicaragua, is in great need of quality, affordable healthcare. In an effort to develop sustainable solutions to the medical needs, OneWorld Health utilizes a unique strategy to increase accessibility to primary care and diagnostic services. The focus is on establishing urgent care centers in communities with limited access to those services.
Clinica El Viejo was our second long-term project, and our first in Nicaragua. Since opening its doors in January 2014, the medical center has provided care to thousands of people in the community.
Based on the success of our efforts in El Viejo, a second center was launched in the community of Sebaco in July 2015. In collaboration with NEEDTOBREATHE, a third project will be opened in 2016 in the community of Tola.
In addition to our facility based medical centers, we also operate a Mobile Medical Unit (MMU). The MMU is a 40-foot RV converted to an outpatient clinic on wheels, that allows us to provide care in communities where we currently have no permanent presence.