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Med4Nicaragua Team Joins Medical Volunteer Program Abroad


Baltimore, MD, April 28, 2012 --(PR.com)-- A team of medical professionals with Med4Nicaragua traveled to the rural community of Limon in southwest Nicaragua to volunteer their time, expertise, and services to local patients of the Roberto Clemente Health Clinic.

The group consisted of general surgeons, registered nurses, anesthesiologists, and an obstetrician/gynecologist surgeon. Together, the team performed a total of 32 surgeries throughout their stay.

The team, lead by Dr. Christine Brody, co-founder and team leader of Med4Nicaragua, and Dr. Adam Fierer, had the opportunity to interact with local surgeons at the Rivas Hospital, as well as The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic’s medical team in Nicaragua.

Testimonial: “Juan, it was a real pleasure to have connected with the RC Clinic. I realized a lifelong connection that I had to Clemente, and perhaps it gave me some closure over his last heroic deed and tragic death. I hope that we can continue to help the clinic thrive and grow in the years to come. I would love to spend more time at the clinic doing and teaching surgery once the OR dream is realized. I am honored to have been a part of it, and thank you all for what you have done there and will do in the future.” -Adam Fierer

photo: http://www.nicaclinic.org/publications/news/173-volunteer-abroad-med-ical-brigade

The volunteer program in Nicaragua is one of the most complete and dynamic opportunities for medical professionals who want to travel with a purpose. They offer a huge range of activities, from interacting with patients to teaching young students and members of the community about public health issues. When you volunteer abroad in Nicaragua, you will have the pleasure of interacting with local residents of all ages who are in need, from children to seniors.

Since 2004, the Roberto Clemente Health Clinic (http://nicaclinic.org) has served as a positive agent for change, providing free, low-cost health services to the local community, including emergency and primary care, low cost dentistry and laboratory services, internal surgeries in certain trauma cases, and ambulance service to the nearest hospital when more advanced medical attention is needed. Our medical volunteer program is full of excellent opportunities to practice and learn in a “hands on” experience abroad, even if you are still in school.

For more information about volunteering with the Roberto Clemente Health Clinic, please contact Juan Munoz (USA) at jmunoz@nicaclinic.org or Juan Vargas (Nicaragua) at jvargas@nicaclinic.org.

Please visit our volunteer page at http://nicaclinic.org/volunteer-abroad-nicaragua.

Phone USA: 1-410-777-8626
Nicaragua: 8675-0100 (Spanish only)
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The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic
Juan Munoz
410-777-8626
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www.nicaclinic.org
Nicaragua Phone: 8675-0100 (Spanish only)

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