“You Helped Me Prevent Deaths”

Yadira Sevilla, Health Promoter in the community of Tierra Blanca, Boaco, reported this story in Fall of 2021. At the time, Yadira was pregnant with her first child. This past September, I visited a pregnant mom at her house to check on her. Her name is Antonia and she is 35 years old. She was…

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Nicaragua Hurricane Relief – You Made it Possible!

In November of this year, amid an economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, Nicaraguan families were hit by two Category 4 hurricanes in less than a month. The devastation was unprecedented. The losses were great. But, amid despair, you gave hope. Your generosity reached over 1,200 families in 15 rural communities who were affected by catastrophic hurricanes…

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Urgent Help Needed For Hurricane Relief

2020 has not been a normal year for Nicaragua. After being hit by two Category 4 hurricanes amid the COVID-19 pandemic and a sociopolitical and economic crisis, Nicaragua needs health and hope now more than ever. We are still assessing the full extent of the devastation done by Hurricanes Eta and Iota. But we know the needs…

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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…

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Nicaragua necesita ayuda urgentemente.

Este 2020 no ha sido un año normal para Nicaragua. Después de ser azotada por dos huracanes de categoría 4 en medio de la pandemia de COVID-19 y una crisis económica, Nicaragua necesita salud y esperanza ahora más que nunca. Todavía estamos evaluando el alcance total de la devastación causada por los huracanes Eta y…

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Hurricane Eta in Nicaragua: An Update From AMOS

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,…

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Stories of Hope: Agustín Malueños

Recently, we had the opportunity to talk with Agustín Malueños, Health Promoter in the rural community of El Cedro, in the South Caribbean Region of Nicaragua (RACCS). He shared about what motivated him to become a Health Promoter when he was first elected by his community 17 years ago and talked about some of the…

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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…

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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…

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Stories of hope: You make health and hope happen in Tapasle!

Aura Rivera is the health promoter of the rural, remote community of Tapasle, in the mountains of Matagalpa. Before becoming a health promoter two years ago, Aura had been serving her community as a member of the health committee for several years. A couple of months ago, a 49-year-old woman named Eligia came to the…

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