Nicaragua

Global Links’ ongoing program in Nicaragua works to strengthen the maternal and infant health network, implement nutritional strategies in maternal homes, and strengthen institutional capacity with technology and continuing education.


 PROJECT DATES

BENEFICIARY POPULATION
2017-2019 63,400


 HEALTH FACILITIES IMPACTED


VALUE OF MATERIALS
68 $737,950

COMPONENTS

MATERNAL & INFANT HEALTH 
Maternal mortality rate: 150 deaths (per 100,000 live births) 68 maternal homes equipped with a full exam room in 2017

MEDICAL SERVICE TRIPS 
2 medical service trips supported in 2017

NUTRITION SUPPORT
Chronic malnourishment in children under age 5: 17.3% (Nearly double in rural areas) 855,360 nutrient-fortified  meals provided to pregnant women in maternal homes

 HUMAN RESOURCES & INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING 
700 midwives and 680 nurses trained in hygiene and quality