San José de Pire Healthcare Access
Here there is a successful health center, though it is under resourced,
and most patients are only treated for basic illnesses. The health center
has 9 rooms but only 3 are utilized due a depleted staff, which consists
of 1 doctor and 2 nurses. Ms. Lesbiac, a nurse working in the health
center, sees between 35 and 60 patients each day. Patients from 19
communities walk or ride the bus up to 3 hours to visit this clinic.
The health center is in desperate need of medical supplies as it
currently lacks medication to combat parasites and allergies, among
other things. When the doctors and nurses do not have the
medications for a patient in need, they send them to a pharmacy
within the community to purchase the medication. Unfortunately, the
majority of patients cannot afford the medications so they do not
purchase them. However, the local pharmacy does provide free
medication for fungal infections.
San José de Pire is home to about 548 people and has about 100 homes, with an average of 5 inhabitants per home. There are approximately 48 children between the ages of 0 and 5 and 140 children between the ages of 6 and 14.
Brigade Site Information
Medical Brigades use San José de Pire's health center and adjacent community centeras the brigade site. The intake, traige, and charla stations are most commonly held outside of the buildings. The consultation, gynecology, dentistry, and pharmacy stations occur inside one of the two buildings.
Current Community Initiatives
There are currently no other community initiatives taking place in San José de Pire. The Community Health Workers program is currently being developed in Nicaragua and will be initiated in this community in the near future.
Last Visit: June 2015
This past June, a group of 31 students from the Oregon State University participated in a medical brigade in San José de Pire.
|Number of Houses
|Average # Persons Per House
||Health Center/ Community Center
|Most Common Illness||Upper Respiratory Infections|
|Most Recent Brigade Date||June 2015|
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