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NicaraguaM1 February 2016Trip Leader: Michael Felice

Capital: Managua (where you’re flying into) Official Language: Spanish 2nd poorest nation in Western Hemisphere (behind Haiti) Nicaragua

Siuna, Nicaragua 30% population lives here, majority live in rural communities Mostly farmers (corn and beans) Hospital in Siuna received running water in 2013 and the nearest teaching hospital is 6 hours away

Bridges to CommunityInternational NFP cultural exchange organization 4,000+ North Americans to Nicaragua since 1993 Medical students/Drs. from Tuft’s, Dartmouth, & University of Nevada SOM

Potential ItineraryDay 1: Arrive in Managua (capital). Stay the night in a hotel.

Day 2: Fly to Siuna and drive to health outpost in Tadazna. Orientation with BTC staff.

Day3-7: Clinic (9:00-5:00PM) and community projects. Tour Siuna hospital.

Day 8: Fly back to Managua, enjoy a free day (open air market and volcano). Spend the night in the nice hotel again.

Day 9: Fly home

Volunteer Dorms

ClinicTypically 70-80 patients/day 4 ½ clinic days (9:00-5:00) Rotating between clinic and community building projects Common ailments: Musculoskeletal, GI issues (GERD), parasites, sore throats, respiratory, dehydration, hypertension, infections,

Approximate Cost Cost: $2,400Program fee: $1,395 Includes: Housing, transportation, food, medications Airfare: $985

Questions? Michael Felice