Pueblo Nuevo Healthcare Access
This community has a health center, which was constructed by the
Nicaraguan government through the “Emergency Social Investment
Fund” six years ago. The clinic has six consultation rooms, a waiting
room, and a pharmacy. It is staffed by four full-time physicians on
weekdays. One of the main health difficulties in this area is
medication shortages; the ill must often go to the city to obtain
Pueblo Nuevo is home to about 1,800 people and has about 270
homes, with an average of 7 inhabitants per home. There are 342
children between the ages of 0 to 5 and 214 children between the
ages of 6 to 14.
Brigade Site Information
Medical brigades use the Pueblo Nuevo health center as the brigade
site. The intake, traige, and charla stations are held outside of the
health center. The consultation rooms, dental station, and pharmacy
are located inside the health center buildings.
Current Community Initiatives
There are currently no other community initiatives taking place in
Pueblo Nuevo. The Community Health Workers program is
currently being developed in Nicaragua and will be initiated in this
community in the near future.
Community Health Statistics
Below is a chart showing the illnesses treated on our most recent
brigade to Pueblo Nuevo.
|Illness Type||# of Cases|
|Ears, Eyes, Nose and Throat
Last Visit: August 2015
This past August, a combined group of students from CUNY Macaulay Honors College, Long Island Medical, and Wake Forest University visited Pueblo Nuevo for their Medica/Dental Brigade. Over the three days of consulation, the students and medical professionals helped 1,414 community members.
|Number of Houses
|Average # Persons Per House
||Yes, in good condition
|Most Common Illness||Respiratory Problems|
|Most Recent Brigade Date||August 2015
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|Pre-Brigade Lesson Plans|