No one should die from a treatable illness.
Through a community-based model, AMOS trains and empowers health promoters in rural areas to identify and treat common illnesses, right in their own villages. And at our community clinics in vulnerable neighborhoods of Managua, we provide quality primary health care services to people who would otherwise be unable to afford them.
For the Community, By the Community
AMOS brings health and hope to remote villages by equipping community members with the tools they need to improve their health.
We work by invitation only, meaning that we only serve villages that request our services. Once a community has asked for assistance, we come alongside and help them identify local leaders who will take up the cause of good health. These local leaders then form a health committee, which works in conjunction with a health promoter elected by the community.
We work alongside health promoters to provide them with in-depth training and ongoing supportive supervision.
Health promoters identify and treat common illnesses like diarrhea and pneumonia – which without proper knowledge and treatment can be deadly. Health promoters refer patients in need of specialized care to larger health centers, and organize emergency transportation within their community. They manage a small clinic, stocked with essential medications and supplies, to bring access to health care to vulnerable people right within their own communities.
Urban Community Clinics
At our community clinics, AMOS provides affordable primary health care for people living in isolated neighborhoods of Managua.
Even in urban areas of Nicaragua, many families live in poverty and struggle to make ends meet. To help these vulnerable communities improve their health, our community clinics in Nejapa and Villa Guadalupe provide comprehensive health care services, including general medicine, gynecology, laboratory and ultrasound services, dental care, and pharmacies with free medications.