Clinica Verde - Public Health in Nicaragua
Turning $1000 into $10,000 and beyond to support public health in Nicaragua!
Why Clinica Verde?
Clínica Verde, meaning “Green Clinic,” is a nonprofit charitable organization fomed to build and assist sustainable health clinics that improve maternal and infant healthcare, beginning in Nicaragua. Nicaragua is the second poorest country in Latin America and has one of the highest rates in the hemisphere of both adolescent fertility and maternal mortality. The need is, obviously, great.
Clinica Verde is helping to fill that need!
They promote socially responsible design and green technologies in the developing world while creating health partnerships with communities in need.
Part of the efforts of the Clinica Verde organizers includes the development of basic public health programs such as education to mothers on healthy nutrition, food safety, and eventually water safety and other environmental issues.
As a public health profession we have a responsibility to do what we can to support these efforts. 100% of the 2011 Stanier Institute opinion paper award ($1000) will be donated to support Clinica Verde.
We believe with the 1500 CIPHI members and their close professional and personal associates can raise at least 10 times that amount or 10,000 dollars.
Show your support for this great cause while demonstrating that our profession can make a difference in people's lives all over the world!