Patricia’s Life Challenges Inspired Her to Care for Her Community

By Lydia Caldera and Natalie Walter AMOS Health & Hope Development and Communications Coordiantors Read this story and many others in the 2016 Annual Report! ¡Leer esta historia en español! Patricia José Salazar is 44 years old and lives with her 2 children and her sister in Nejapa, the semi-urban community in Managua where AMOS […]

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Silvina’s Quick Thinking and Skills in an Emergency Saved a Newborn’s Life

When a Newborn in Silvina’s Community Almost Died, She Was There By Natalie Walter AMOS Health & Hope Field Reporter ¡Leer esta historia en español! It can be scary when a baby is sick, but it’s especially scary when a baby is very sick and there is no doctor’s office nearby. In rural Nicaragua, where […]

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Ten Things AMOS has Learned in its Ten Years as an Organization

By Natalie Walter AMOS Health & Hope Field Reporter As a new year is in progress, we at AMOS Health & Hope are taking some time to reflect on all that we’ve learned as an organization. And it’s a good time to do this, since 2017 is a very special year for AMOS: We’re celebrating […]

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Health Promotor Ana Delfina Saves the Life of a 2-Year-Old

And you can help her continue to save lives in 2017! In a rural community like La Majada, in the department of Boaco, something as simple as diarrhea can be life-threatening for a child. We could tell you all about how Ana Delfina, the Health Promotor of a community in rural Nicaragua, saved a child’s […]

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Support Communities #HealthyEnoughtoThrive
this Holiday Season,
and Win Awesome Prizes!

#GivingTuesday2016 is on November 29th and this will be the 4th year that AMOS will be joining nonprofits from around the world in this day of global giving. To add an extra dash of fun into the mix, we are holding a raffle and you can be entered to one of three awesome Nicaraguan prizes! Check out the […]

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Why Health is About More than Just Medicine: The Role of Communities in Changing Their Own Lives

Photo: Jonathan Chen By Natalie Walter, AMOS Photographer and Field Reporter “We’re always looking for ways to help communities become more aware of their current reality and ways they can make a difference.” These are the words of AMOS Water Program Supervisor, Lester Lorente, speaking about two of AMOS’ special programs: Water Filters, and Youth […]

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Community-Based Learning: How 21 Students This Summer Learned Global Health Theory and Put It Into Practice in Nicaragua

By Natalie Walter, AMOS Photographer and Field Reporter For the past three years, AMOS staff and community leaders have offered the opportunity to students and health professionals interested in global health to join us for nine weeks for our Global Health Practicum and Internship Program. This summer, twenty-one participants from all over North America took […]

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Working Together for Health and Empowerment: Delegations, Nicaraguan Communities, and AMOS

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By Natalie Walter, AMOS Photographer and Field Reporter If we are to achieve health for all, it will take the input and hard work of many people together over a long period of time. AMOS volunteers from all around North America and community members from all around Nicaragua are accompanying one another with this truth […]

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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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