Supporting Community Health Workers

Our most recent project in Nicaragua was providing healthcare backpacks for the Community Health Worker network to support the health workers’ travel to rural communities to provide care. In addition, Global Links has provided support after natural disasters. Global Links first worked in Nicaragua in 1990.

Featured Project Dates 2020 - 2022
Lives Impacted 638,400
Targeted Regions Matagalpa, North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region, Madriz, South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region, Chontales

Program Highlights

  • Equipped 140 of the nations’ maternal homes with equipment and furnishings, such as dorm beds, exam tables, adult and infant scales, and filing cabinets. The network of maternal homes provide a place for women to stay prior to labor to be in close proximity to a hospital for an attended birth; they also receive meals, classes, and daily medical checks.

  • Disaster response to Hurricanes Eta and Iota (2020): Improved the health network in the impacted areas through the provision of backpacks equipped with all necessary supplies for the network of community health workers to safely conduct home health visits, document damage caused by hurricanes, as well as track cases of malaria and dengue, etc. Backpacks and their contents were sourced locally, to boost the local economy.

  • Supported the healthcare system through the provision of Covid-19 Emergency Response containers, which included furnishings, medical equipment, and supplies for the country’s public health networks. Additionally, provided hundreds of medical backpacks, which contain essential supplies and primary care tools that comply with Panamerican Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO) standards, and which meet the needs of health professionals who perform field work and home visits, to improve access to care.

Photos from the Field