GlobeMed at Duke partners with Salud sin Limites in Siuna, Nicaragua to support the rights and health of women and children.
Who We Are // GlobeMed at Duke
GlobeMed at Duke partners with Salud sin Límites of Siuna, Nicaragua to support the health of indigenous populations that have historically been marginalized by the central government in the North Atlantic Autonomous Region (la RAAN). Together, they built a shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence that provides safety, psychological services, and a place for women to rebuild their lives.
Our Partner // Salud Sin Limites (Health Unlimited) in Siuna, Nicaragua
Salud sin Límites (SSL) Nicaragua (Health Unlimited) is part of the International Health Unlimited network (now Health Poverty Action). SSL works in the Northern Atlantic Autonomous Region (La RAAN) of Nicargua with indigenous communities that have been historically marginalized by the central government. This branch of the Health Poverty Action network was founded to prevent HIV amongst youth, create a safe space for mothers to give birth, and protect children from violence.
La RAAN has some of the highest rates of inadequate housing, poor water supply, overcrowding and low education levels in the country. To improve the health and infrastructure of this region, SSL engages local youth in education around sexual health, leadership development, advocacy training and “radionovelas”—weekly radio shows which discuss a diverse set of health and social issues the communities face. GlobeMed at Duke joined SSL in fall 2010 and have raised over $22,000 since.
Our Project // $10,000 to Launch Campaign Against Cervical Cancer
GlobeMed at Duke works to improve maternal and child health. From 2011 to 2013, they raised funds to establish a shelter for victims of domestic violence--the only shelter in the region that will serve both women and children. In addition to providing funds for the shelter, this coming year GlobeMed at Duke will launch a project to reduce risks of cervical cancer. Their project will fund radio campaigns about cervical cancer risks and prevention and fund equipment for medical screenings.
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