Bringing Care to Nicaragua’s Coffee Farms

In Nicaragua, the poorest country in Central America, 40 percent of the population lives in rural communities. Among other economic and social concerns, rural communities tend to be far removed from health care practitioners, and lacking in accessibility to care. … Continued

Vida Volunteer Dental Mission Trip

On May 26th, 2016, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to embark on a two-week dental mission trip with Vida Volunteer, a non-profit organization that specializes in organizing pre-health trips for students interested in pursuing dentistry, medicine, or veterinary science. … Continued

UIC Global Brigades in Nicaragua

Last December, 31 students from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, Wilbur Wright College, and one medical student from New York’s Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine formed UIC’s Global Brigade and traveled to Nicaragua to provide medical and dental aid to more than 600 patients … Continued