All Inclusive Program Team #NIC129AIP8

COUNTRY: Nicaragua

ARRIVAL: December 9, 2017
DEPARTURE: December 16, 2017
DURATION: 8 Days
ARRIVAL CITY: Managua
DEPARTURE CITY: Managua
COST: $1885

Just 4 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!

This an All Inclusive Team and covers all food and recreation. Volunteers will be working in developing communities to provide Global Health services to those in need. They will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

All Inclusive Program/Global Health Teams


ISL’s global health teams are interdisciplinary and able to provide a variety of general medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, healthcare management, and nutrition services in developing communities. From urban centers to small towns and villages in remote areas, our teams work in various settings to provide field clinics in which patient needs are assessed and acute conditions are treated.

Regardless of background, volunteers are able to receive an invaluable opportunity to not only interactively observe health professionals in action, but to actively assist with important aspects of health care under careful supervision. Our holistic approach makes ISL’s global health teams ideal for students of the health professions at all education levels.


Nicaragua

The largest, most sparsely populated, and least visited of the Central American nations, Nicaragua borders Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. With the added bonus of the Atlantic on the east and the Pacific on the west, Nicaragua offers a diverse landscape full of lush vegetation and wildlife, largely unspoiled by development.

Known as the “Land of Lakes and Volcanoes,” Nicaragua’s volcanic chain is one of the most impressive in Central America due to the beauty of the more than 50 cones, 7 of which are active. Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast is blessed with miles of pristine undeveloped coastline. The people of Nicaragua are known for having huge smiles and being very welcoming and genuinely friendly.

Second only to Haiti, Nicaragua is one of the poorest nations in Latin America. Our ISL volunteers provide various services to developing communities, based on local need at the time of the trip.


What ISL Provides

ISL Provides 24-hour accompaniment by professional, bilingual staff, airport pickup/drop off, all ground transportation, all lodging, two meals per day (all meals on All Inclusive programs), drinking water, instruction by licensed medical professionals, project medications and supplies, tours and basic recreation.

What to Bring

All volunteers will need a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, otoscope, scrubs, donations of medications and medical supplies (optional), and *funds sufficient to cover one meal per day, premium recreation, personal spending, and departure tax.

*All Inclusive programs include all meals and recreation, so bring funds only to cover personal spending and departure tax.

Meet the Staff

Dr. Norman Perez Medical Educator Nicaragua
Dr. Norman Perez
Medical Educator

Dr. Perez is a pediatric physician and surgeon living in Masaya. He has been working with ISL since 2012.

Dr. Paola Natacha Ferreira Medical Educator Nicaragua
Dr. Paola Natacha Ferreira
Medical Educator

Dr. Ferreira is a pediatric surgeon living in Managua. She is a really passionate professional for children and loves being able to share her knowledge with the volunteers. She has been involved with ISL since 2012.

Dr. Orlando Renner Medical Educator Nicaragua
Dr. Orlando Renner
Medical Educator

Dr. Renner is a general surgeon with a specialty in pathology based out of the military hospital in Managua. He has been working with ISL in his free time since 2011.

Dr. Maria Carolina Soto Dental Educator Nicaragua
Dr. Maria Carolina Soto
Dental Educator

Dr. Soto has her own private dental practice, lives in managua and loves to teach to students.  She has a Master Degree in Teaching from Holland and has been an amazing resource for ISL volunteers.

Ivette Palacios
Ivette Palacios
Administrative Assistant

Ivette takes care of ISL finances in Nicaragua and oversees pharmacy and medical inventories. She has been with ISL since 2003.

Karla Matus Nicaragua Team Leader
Karla Matus
Team Leader

Karla is a native of Nicaragua who loves to translate Spanish for her ISL teams. She also enjoys teaching other ladies how to make jewelry and other handcrafts. A hard working single mom, she has been working with ISL since 2011.

Nilda Navarrete Team Leader Nicaragua
Nilda Navarrete
Team Leader

Nilda is a native Nicaraguan who has a teaching degree in English as a Second Language. She is single and loves to travel, translate, and share her love of Nicaraguan culture with ISL teams. Her hobby is dancing. She has been working with ISL since 2007.

Omar Gradis Staff Member Nicaragua
Omar Gradis

Omar is an outgoing native Nicaraguan who loves making new friends, traveling, and talking about sports. He is passionate about serving the poor in his country. Omar has been working with ISL since 2008 and is married with 4 children.

Massiel Alejandra Acetuno Team Leader Nicaragua
Massiel Alejandra Acetuno
Team Leader

Masseil is a native Nicaraguan who is single and completing her education in tourism. She loves to practice her English with ISL volunteers and share her knowledge of the people and customs of Nicaragua. She has been working with ISL since 2012.

Pavel Guevara
Pavel Guevara
Country Coordinator

Pavel has been with ISL since 2003. He is a native of Nicaragua and has traveled to several countries around the world, always looking for new ways to help his fellow country men women and children. ISL provides that opportunity for him.

Jairo Rivas
Team Leader

Jairo is a retired English teacher from Managua. His energy and enthusiasm are contagious and he loves working with ISL volunteers. He has been leading teams since 2012. His favorite sport is soccer, and he loves to travel. He is married with 5 children.

Activity Information

All volunteers will need a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, otoscope, scrubs, donations of medications and medical supplies (optional), and *funds sufficient to cover one meal per day, premium recreation, personal spending, and departure tax.

*All Inclusive programs include all meals and recreation, so bring funds only to cover personal spending and departure tax.

Itinerary

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Nicaragua – 8 days

This sample itinerary is subject to change

 

Goal: To learn about global health issues, provide acute care to populations with little or no access, experience Nicaragua culture, and gain perspective on the global landscape.

 

Day 1

 

Afternoon/evening: Meet ISL staff at the airport; settle into housing at El .

This place has rooms with 2 beds each and its private bathroom. Hot water, Internet access and beautiful and peaceful gardens are some of the plus volunteers can find here.

Dinner provided by ISL

 

Day 2

 

Morning:  “Welcome to Nicaragua” Orientation; Spanish Class

Afternoon: Professional Orientation (practice taking vital signs and patient histories, patient examination, house visits, community triage).

Evening: Latin Dance Class; Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided by ISL

 

Day 3

 

Morning: House Visits in Community #1 a rural community located 30 minutes from the hotel.  (Team splits into small groups and visits homes in an ISL partner community letting them know that we are providing free health care, assessing living conditions and selecting people with acute problems that can be treated in our clinics. Common acute health concerns include lice, scabies, intestinal parasites, diarrhea, and acute childhood illnesses. This will allow volunteers to also correlate lifestyle with disease.)

Afternoon: Share with the community (volunteers will prepare activities to perform with children).

Evening: Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided by ISL

 

 

 

Day 4

 

Morning/Afternoon: Set up field clinic. Clinic in community #1 (volunteers work in small groups and rotate performing patient interviews, taking vitals, and helping in the pharmacy. They will also have the opportunity to observe the examination/diagnosis/treatment process where appropriate under the supervision of a local professional). Suture Class.

Evening: Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided by ISL

 

Day 5

 

Morning/Afternoon: Continue clinics in community #1. Injection Class.

Evening: Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided by ISL

 

Day 6

 

Morning: Visit a Nursing Home. Assist with activities such as grooming, give a dental care talk, prepare an exercise session, taking vital signs.

Afternoon: Granada City tour. There will be an opportunity to purchase local crafts and souvenirs in Masaya.

Evening: Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided by ISL

 

Day 7

 

Recreation Day. Mambacho volcano Zip lining

Website: Mambacho

 

Experience the Mombacho Volcano’s nature trails and zipline in Managua. Follow your expert guide while you view the flora and fauna of the area, including over thirty species of birds, monkeys and reptiles. After a safety briefing, clip into a harness and ride a zipline through the jungle, marveling at the panoramic bird’s-eye views of Granada.

 

Day 8

 

Depart

Breakfast provided by ISL.

 

 

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