Population: 4.5 million
Currency: Córdoba oro
Int Code: +505
NB The Nicaragua Health Fund (83 Margaret Street, London W1N 7NB) can arrange electives with the medical schools in Managua and also work in rural health centres.
Ministry of Health, Complejo, Concepcion Palacios, Managua Tel +505 2 897 150 9 Fax: 2 897 483 www.ops.org.ni
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Managua, Nicaragua. Tel: +505 2 277 1850 Fax: 2 278 6782 www.unan.edu.ni This is the medical school for the capital. (see above for electives here)
Universidad Americana, Facultad de Medicina, Campus Universitario, Camino de Oriente P.O. Box A-139, Managua Tel: +505 278 3800 Ext 314 Fax: 278 2577 www.uam.edu.ni
Autónoma de Nicaragua, Facultad
de Ciencias Médicas, Apartado Postal: 608, Edificio Central UNAN - León,
Costado Norte Iglesia La Merced, León Tel: +505 311 4475 Fax:
311 4970 www.unanleon.edu.ni
This is an old medical school that uses:
Centro de Solvo, ‘Jaro Bismark Moncada’, Somoto Madriz, Nicaragua - A health centre in the mountains on the border with Honduras. It is in Madriz, the poorest area of Nicaragua and it is incredibly poor. The medicines are provided by charity and the doctors do very well with their limited resources.
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