Nicaragua remains one of the poorest countries on the Western hemisphere. Its population is about 5,1 million, while 52% of its inhabitants are younger than 18. About 2,3 million people live in poverty, while as many 900 thousand people live in the conditions of extreme poverty. Every third child suffers from chronic malnutrition and 20% of children have reached a critical condition. The country has limited access to drinking water and appropriate sanitation, especially the outlying regions. The majority of all children deaths are caused by diseases that are otherwise treatable, as is diarrhea, respiratory diseases and malnutrition. Nicaragua has the second highest number of malnourished people, the number reaches 29% of the population.
MAGNA operates in Nicaragua since 2006. This consists of 2 international, 8 local staff and 67 volunteers, who are primarily engaged in health care, malnutrition treatment and response to emergencies humanitarian disasters.
What MAGNA does in Nicaragua:
-> Primary Health care
-> Humanitarian Disasters
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For more information about our projects and activities in Nicaragua, please contact us:
Martina Satekova, satekova(@)magna.sk