UNC Program in Nicaragua

NicaraguaDoctor Nicaragua

Background

  • Nicaragua is the 2nd poorest country in the Western hemisphere
  • UNC has actively collaborated with the University of Nicaragua since 2003, partnering in world-class research in enteric diseases and childhood immunizations
  • Program goal: decreasing childhood deaths from diarrhea and pneumonia, through research, advocacy and medical education

Program Vision

  • Expand UNC research capacity in Central America
  • Foster bi-directional educational exchange of clinicians and researchers
  • Improve clinical care through advanced training of Nicaraguan physicians
  • Develop future leaders in global health through hands-on experiences for UNC faculty, residents and students

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