GLOBAL HEALTH INFLUENCERS BLOG

Te Amo Nicaragua | Meet Glyssey

July 19, 2018

With five OneWorld Health pharmacies in Nicaragua, Glyessy Zarate has a big job. As our Pharmacy Supervisor, Glyessy makes sure that all our pharmacies are well stocked, that our pharmacists are well trained and that we’re providing the products and medicines that our communities truly want most from an area pharmacy. On top of that, Glyessy and Dr. Lacayo, our Medical Director, are leading the efforts to purchase 3 –months of emergency inventory for each of our pharmacies, in case of product shortages caused by the current political and economic crisis in Nicaragua.

Glyessy, who has been with us in several roles of increasing levels of leadership since first starting with us first in Sébaco, has done an excellent job helping us be as efficient and prepared as possible for a time like this. We hope to never need that emergency stock, but the fact that our staff is actively preparing for it shows their deep commitment to helping OneWorld Health navigate these difficult times. We’re so proud of our pharmacies, our pharmacists and the impact that having affordable, quality medicines and health care is having on the communities we serve.

Click here to help us help the people of Nicaragua in their time of need.

Photo by Kristine Wager for OneWorld Health

Te Amo Nicaragua | Meet Angelica

July 18, 2018

Angelica is a cutie. Her big brown eyes melted the hearts of the OneWorld Health staff in Sébaco when her mom brought her in for a stomach ache. During her check-up, we were happy to see that she was healthy, but concerned that she was behind on her growth chart and underweight for her age. Talking with her mother, we learned that times have been hard for Angelica’s family lately, and they’re getting even harder with the current political and economic crisis. Sadly, it’s not a unique story, and it’s one that will become more common as Nicaragua’s unrest continues. This is why we are so thankful for our generous partner donations which allow us to include children’s vitamins with every pediatric consult in the highest impacted, rural areas. Coaching parents on the kind of nutrition growing kids need, along with a simple vitamin supplement, can help children like Angelica stay on track for a happy, healthy life.

As OneWorld Health works hard to meet the needs of the Nicaragua community, we ask you to consider helping us serve families like Angelica’s through prayer, encouragement and financial support.

Photo by Kristine Wager for OneWorld Health

TEAM UGANDA: FUN DAY

May 13, 2018

I want to tell a story as tall as a giraffe, but it’s a little spotty.

There aren’t really words to describe the breathtaking experience of an actual African safari, only that everyone should experience it once in a lifetime. During this trip I have had the opportunity to check three things off my bucket list: I have met incredible teammates, shared our stories and made a phenomenal impact on the people and communities of Uganda. But the best part, the most important part, is the impact Uganda has made on me.

I am taking away a renewed spirit and passion for service and that in itself is priceless.

+ Kelly, Physician Assistant Student
Charleston, SC

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