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Ada Luz’s Compassion and Tenacity Saved a Newborn’s Life

Donate to AMOS A few months ago, a mother named Vilsa held her sick baby as radio news reported conflict all over Nicaragua. José was only 23 days old. She was afraid to lose him. Baby José had been suffering from a fever. He had diarrhea and had been vomiting for four days. Two days […]

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Please Pray for Nicaragua

April 23rd, 2018 To all of our AMOS Friends,  
 We’re writing to you because, as you may know, following an announcement by the Nicaraguan government of a significant hike in the social security taxes, Nicaragua has had 5 days of unrest with university students and opposition groups taking to the streets to protest the reforms. […]

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Pregnancy Support Group: Easing Fears and Expanding Knowledge about Pregnancy through Education and Community

By Linsey Curro & Lydia Caldera Because of the barriers to family planning methods and cultural habits, it is still very common in Nicaragua for women to have unplanned pregnancies, little knowledge of how their baby is developing during each trimester, and an unawareness that what a mother eats can and does affect their personal […]

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Communities Counting their Neighbors: Census Year at AMOS

By Lydia Caldera May 25, 2016 If you don’t know where someone lives, how can you visit them when they need help? For leaders in a community who want to improve health and their community’s overall development, a house-to-house census is critical. Being able to identify and easily locate pregnant women, newborns, and chronically ill […]

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Zika Hurts Babies Most.

Help Stop the Spread of Zika We urgently need your help today to deal with the emergency Zika situation in Nicaragua. Zika is an overwhelming global issue right now. Travelers are worried, and people are even raising the question of whether the Summer Olympics in Brazil should still happen. We at AMOS and our neighbors […]

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Dr. David Speaks on a Panel at GlobeMed’s 10-Year Anniversary Summit

By Linsey Curro April 21, 2016 GlobeMed is a student-led organization that started 10 years ago with the goal of linking college students passionate about global health with grassroots organizations around the world doing global health work. GlobeMed is now in many colleges across the United States and supports partners and projects in 20 countries […]

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Dr. Laura Chanchien Parajón receives award for medical and humanitarian work from Nicaraguan university

Thursday, April 7, 2016 | Norely Areas Esquivel Article Translated By: Lydia Caldera Original source: http://www.el19digital.com/articulos/ver/titulo:40613-reconocen-labor-medico-humanitaria-de-la-doctora-laura-chanchien-parajon The Polytechnic University of Nicaragua (UPOLI in Spanish) granted the order “Ora Taylor de Díaz” to Dr. Laura Chanchien Parajón, who during 20 years and through a Medical Ministry in Nicaragua, has brought health to rural communities. Through AMOS […]

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Zika Update – Current Research Findings and CDC Travels Recommendations

While the World Health Organization has declared that Zika is no longer a global health emergency, the threat is still very real for vulnerable pregnant women in Nicaragua whose children risk being born with microcephaly and other neurological problems should these mothers be infected with Zika during pregnancy. Please see below for travel recommendations for […]

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Malnutrition & Anemia Are a Big Deal

Have you ever dieted or started exercising regularly for health reasons? It is not always easy to stick to a new regimen without someone in your life who encourages you with phrases like:          “You can make it!”          “I know you can lose those last 5 pounds.”          Or…”Let’s eat a salad together instead of french fries […]

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Zika: AMOS’ Response to the Virus in Nicaragua

By now you have probably heard of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that is currently spreading throughout the Americas. Whether you plan on coming to serve alongside us this year in Nicaragua or not, we wanted to give you an update on the basics of the virus and how AMOS is taking proactive steps to prevent […]

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