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AMOS Nicaragua Update #7

June 6, 2019 How is AMOS doing in Nicaragua? A year after the beginning of the socio-political crisis We want to affirm that AMOS has chosen to remain actively neutral in the midst of the ongoing crisis here in Nicaragua. In the midst of any crisis, the poorest and most vulnerable people are the most […]

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Timotea was There to Help

Your generosity ensures that simple yet effective treatments are reaching people in rural villages where they are needed most. A few months ago in the community of San Onofre, six-month-old Fernando and his mom, María, attended a weighing session led by Timotea Romero, the Health Promoter there. The next day, when Timotea saw María walking […]

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You Gave Hope to Daylin and Her Baby

Last July, Silvina Lainez, the Health Promoter of El Calderón, was doing a home visit to a patient with hypertension in her community. She knew that in that household, there was also a pregnant woman, Daylin. It was Daylin’s first pregnancy, so Silvina arrived to the home visit prepared to check on her as well. […]

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AMOS Update Number 6: Crisis in Nicaragua

February 2, 2019 Dear AMOS friends, Your generous support has made it possible for AMOS to continue providing essential health care to nearly 70,000 adults and children. Thank you so much! We want to affirm that AMOS has chosen to remain actively neutral in the midst of the ongoing crisis here in Nicaragua. In living […]

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The Art and Science of Serving Our Neighbors

This has been a challenging year for Nicaragua and for the people we serve. But despite the difficulties we have faced, we remain inspired by our team of community health workers and the people we serve. They are the reason we stay. And we remain hopeful because of supporters like you. Each year, our health […]

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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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