This past Tuesday, November 3rd, at around 4PM EST, Category 4 Hurricane Eta made landfall on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, just south of the town of Puerto Cabezas, with wind speeds up to 140 miles per hour. It was one of the most powerful storms to hit Central America in years. By Tuesday night,…Read More
Healthier, Stronger Communities – Thanks to You!
In 2016, a new virus called Zika threatened the health of millions of people. It was the first known mosquito-borne virus to cause birth defects such as microcephaly. Your prompt response to this health emergency helped AMOS and our partner, the Sustainable Sciences Institute, develop a low-cost, successful, and scalable intervention to prevent the spread…Read More
Meet Our New Executive Director, Dr. Gabriella Woo!
In light of Dr. David Parajón’s decision to relocate to New Mexico, the AMOS Board of Directors recently voted unanimously to welcome Dr. Gabriella Woo as AMOS’ new Executive Director, beginning October 1st! Dr. Gabriella Alexia Woo Moreno is a General Medical Physician, additionally certified in Health Services Management. Further, she is a distinguished graduate…Read More
AMOS Update #4 on the COVID-19 Pandemic in Nicaragua
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect everyone around the globe, we keep praying for the health and safety of your communities and Nicaragua. And we are incredibly grateful for your ongoing support, friendship, and prayers. As of July 21st, Nicaraguan health authorities have officially confirmed 3,439 cases of COVID-19 within our borders and 108…Read More
AMOS Update #3 on the COVID-19 Pandemic in Nicaragua
To all our dear AMOS friends, We continue to pray for you and the health and safety of your communities. In these difficult times for everyone, we could not be more grateful for your solidarity and support. And we are reminded that together, we can do so much good in the world. As of July…Read More
AMOS Update #2 on the COVID-19 Pandemic in Nicaragua
To all our dear AMOS friends, We pray for you and for the health of your communities. Knowing that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt worldwide, we want to express our deep gratitude for the outpouring of messages we have received filled with prayers, hope, and love for Nicaragua and AMOS. As…Read More
In an Emergency, Silvina Was There
Yedri was going into labor. She thought she had a couple more weeks, but she was having her baby now. Yedri lives with her husband in the community of La Pimienta. At the time, there was no health promoter specifically serving her community. Her husband sent for Silvina Lainez, health promoter in the neighboring community…Read More
Letter From the Directors
We have exciting news to share with you! In order to strengthen AMOS today and for the future, we have decided to expand our leadership team. Thanks to supporters like you, for more than 50 years, local leaders in Nicaragua have saved the lives of pregnant mothers and newborn babies, and helped improve the health…Read More
AMOS Official Statement Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
With the heightened awareness and increasingly urgent concerns regarding the global spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), and as a public health organization, we want to assure you that public health and safety concerns for our patients, visitors, and staff are our highest priority. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 a global…Read More
You helped Petronilo save a life
Lidia was so worried about her three-year-old son, José. He had been coughing for days, and now he had difficulty breathing. José had a fever, and didn’t want to eat. What worried Lidia most was seeing his chest muscles straining so hard to keep him breathing. She was anguished. She walked as quickly as possible…Read More
There is a new cyberbox in the community of San Onofre, Boaco!
We have great news to share with you! At the beginning of this month, we received a mission team from the American Baptist Churches (ABC) of New York. Two years ago, our ABC friends traveled all the way to Nicaragua to build and install a cyberbox in Nejapa. This cyberbox has brought several opportunities for the community…Read More