HEALTH CARE ACCESS:
La Corneta is a community located in the municipality of Sébaco in the mountainous region of Matagalpa. They have a local health center located in 500 meters. The local health center has medications supplied occasionally. At times the public health center is not stocked completely because the resources are dependent on the funding available from the government. There is no access to private pharmacies.
Based on Global Brigades Rapid Needs Assessment the top three illnesses in children are: parasites and diarrhea, acute respiratory infections, and poor nutrition. For adults, common illnesses are chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, nutrition, parasites, and fever. Without access to trained health care professionals and medications, chronic diseases can go unmanaged, leading to further health problems. Acute illnesses can also be severe, and affect quality of life.