To share the joy of Christmas, APROQUEN visits different hospitals, health centers, maternal homes and orphanages in Nicaragua to continue Turning Tears into Smiles. This year 10,000 toys were delivered to hospitalized children throughout the country, as well as maternity packages to pregnant women. In 25 years APROQUEN’s Caravana Navideña has delivered more than 655,000
Every 5 seconds someone suffers burns. That equals almost 11 million people a year, 95% of them living in developing countries. From September 25th-30th a training was held at the APROQUEN-Burn Center involving 14 physical therapists from sister organizations in 7 countries in Central and South America. The training focused on the treatment of hand
In honor of its 25th anniversary, APROQUEN presented Aladdin: The Musical on September 24-25 at the National Theater Rubén Darío. This magical performance included 200 amateur and professional artists who donated their time and talent. Among the participants were actors, dancers, students of Studio Gimnasio Ilusiones, musicians, singers, set designers, costumers, sound and lighting technicians.
APROQUEN, in partnership with Sos Main Du Pays D’aix de Provence – France, conducted a hand and upper limb reconstructive surgery medical mission from January 12 to 16 at the Alfredo Pellas Hospital in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. Founded in France in 1991, the doctors from Main Sos Du Pays D’Aix made their first visit to Nicaragua
This past January, APROQUEN was fortunate to receive a visit from Dr. Ignacio Filippon, a dentist specialized in patients born with cleft lip and palate, as well as those with craniofacial malformations. Trained at the Hospital General de Agudos “Parmenio Piñero” in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr. Filippon currently works at the Craniofacial Malformations Center of
First responders from the Efectivos del Benemérito, Asociación Civil, la Dirección General de Bomberos, and Sistema Nacional para la Prevención, Mitigación y Atención de Desastres (SINAPRED) were trained by APROQUEN’s medical staff in numerous techniques to respond swiftly and effectively to burn victims during the crucial period immediately after a burn accident occurs. APROQUEN’s Advanced