A permanent facility serving the residents of Nueva Vida and Ciudad Sandino was dedicated by former Bucknell University President, Steffen Rogers in 2001 and a new building was officially dedicated in March 2007. Building and daily operation costs are largely funded through efforts of the Bucknell Brigade and its supporters. The health complex includes three exam rooms, a pharmacy, an herbal medicine room, a birthing room, a dental chair, and a functioning lab.
With over 10, 000 patient files , the clinic provides acute care and some chronic care for patients with asthma, diabetes and hypertension.
A Nicaraguan doctor works part-time at the clinic in Nueva Vida along with a part-time nurse practitioner. Staff provide a thorough medical exam to those who access the clinic, while the pharmacy provides tens of thousands of dollars worth of medicines and health care supplies.
When the Brigade is in Nicaragua, Dr. Don Stechschulte, Director of Student Health at Bucknell, sees patients with the help of bi-lingual students who provide translation services. Bucknell students also work in the pharmacy to take inventory and distribute medicine.
Current List of Medicines Needed For the People's Pharmacy
Over the Counter Medicines
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