La Fundadora Healthcare Access
La Fundadora does have a health center, although it mostly treats
basic illnesses and is under resourced. The health center has 9
rooms but only 3 are utilized due to a lack of staff, which consists of
1 doctor and 2 nurses. Ms. Lesbiac, a nurse working in the health
center, sees between 35 and 60 patients each day. People from 19
other communities use this health center. Some patients take the
bus while others walk. Individuals travel from a half hour up
to 3 hours to get to access care.
The health center is in need of much more medical supplies and
currently lacks medication to combat parasites and allergies, among
other things. When the doctors and nurses do not have the
medications for a patient in need, they send them to a pharmacy
within the community to purchase the medication. Unfortunately, the
majority of patients cannot afford the medications so they do not
purchase them. However, the local pharmacy does provide free
medication for fungal infections.
La Fundadora is home to about 7,000 people and has about 230
homes, with an average of 12 inhabitants per home. There are
approximately 750 children between the ages of 0 and 5 and 500
children between the ages of 6 and 14. The remaining 5,900
individuals are 15 or older.
Brigade Site Information
Medical Brigades use La Fundadora's health center as the brigade
site. The intake, traige, and charla stations are most commonly held
outside of the health center.
Community Health Statistics
Below is a chart showing the illnesses treated on our most recent
brigade to La Fundadora.
|Illness Type||# of Cases|
|Ears, Eyes, Nose and Throat
Current Community Initiatives
There are currently no other community initiatives taking place in La Fundadora. The Community Health Workers program is currently being developed in Nicaragua and will be initiated in this community in the near future.
Last Visit: August 2015
This past August, a group of 40 students from the University of Washington participated in a medical brigade in La Fundadora. This brigade provided care for 1,303 individuals.
|Number of Houses
|Average # Persons Per House
|Most Common Illness||UTI|
|Most Recent Brigade Date||August 2015|
|General Community Profile|
|Pre-Brigade Lesson Plans|