Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 6, February 18 (Friday)

We left Leon to head to the health center in the town of El Celse. It is a significant drive (about 1.5 hours). We had a brief stop to get some fresh smoked cheese and then continued on. We met with the director of the health center who led a tour for us. This health center has an impressive epidemiology and prevention department. They are also a 30 bed community hospital. We toured the clinic, the lab, the small OR, the OB department. The center is surprisingly similar to our community health centers.

We headed back to Leon in the early afternoon. A quick lunch break turned into a 2 hour lunch break as often happens in Nicaragua (waiting for the food). When we got back, we had a meeting about the trip and to discuss our plan to teach the basics of diarrhea to a group of school children on Wednesday. We ate at the same restaurant as last night and ended the night with a card game in the local bar.

A typical village house


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