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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



Community Demographics

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
Respiratory Problems
Ears, Eyes, Nose and Throat
Bronchitis 31
Chronic 290
MusculoSkeletal 125


Current Status

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.

General Overview
Population 1,816
Number of Houses
Average # Persons Per House
Health Center
Yes, in good condition
Brigade Site
Health Center
Most Common Illness Respiratory Problems
Most Recent Brigade Date August 2015


Additional Information
General Community Profile
Medical Methodology
Dental Methodology
Pre-Brigade Lesson Plans