Charity Spotlight: Roberto Clemente Health Clinic

Founded in 2004, The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic provides affordable access to high-quality health care and wellness programs in the Tola coastal communities of Nicaragua.

Their #1 Goal: To expand their nonprofit health center to provide a full spectrum of primary care, pediatric care, urgent care 24/7, and holistic wellness education and services.

As the second-poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Nicaragua suffers immensely from a deficiency in available medical care. Many of the rural communities do not have local health care facilities and cannot afford the treatment that is offered in the cities.

The Clinic is named after Roberto Clemente—a major league baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 to 1972—who died in an airplane crash while aiding a medical airlift for the victims of a devastating Nicaragua earthquake.

The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic serves over 30,000 people per year through general and emergency care, minor surgery, dentistry, lab work, a fully stocked pharmacy, and our projects and programs.

Their services are playing a significant role during these critical times in Nicaragua. The political crisis continues without any solution; however, they are committed to working around the clock to provide services to their patients and to get their four-wheel-drive ambulance out to the remote villages to help with supplies.

In recent years, they have been able to expand their capabilities to include preventive health education and promotion of healthy lifestyles. They continue to develop Healthy Living projects and programs with creativity and hard work, focusing on the most urgent needs of their remote and small-town communities. In 2017, they were able to help more than 30,000 people in the different communities of Tola.

The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic is supported by individual donations. They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in Maryland. If you would like to learn more about our Clinic or would like to know how you can help during these times of crisis in Nicaragua, please visit our website at www.nicaclinic.org.

 

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