Global Links shipment to Nicaragua last week will benefit the one million patients served by Hospital Aleman Nicaragüense in Managua and surrounding areas. Founded as a tent-clinic, the hospital was built in 1985 with assistance from Germany. This year, the 240-bed hospital requested help from Global Links to improve furnishings in their patient rooms, waiting and administrative areas, and to increase and improve storage capacity.
Global Links has been working to improve healthcare in Nicaragua since 1990, with a hiatus of a few years for political reasons. Since resuming our program in 2004, we have made 25 shipments, working with the Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization. This donation will have a positive impact on the large patient population and increase dignity and comfort for years to come.