From February 26th to March 3rd APROQUEN held a medical mission with renowned doctors from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, along with doctors from APROQUEN, and successfully operated on 15 children with cleft lip and palate from remote areas throughout Nicaragua. The medical team lead by Dr. Patrick Byrne, facial plastic surgeon, included nurses,
As part of the APROQUEN Regionalization Program, supported by funds from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), Central American physiotherapists reinforced their knowledge and continued to work in a multi-centric study carried out for more than a year on the standardization and impact of massage techniques in the rehabilitation of the burned patient.
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