Half of the world still uses open fires for cooking, heating and/or lighting. In Central America, burns remain a public health crisis. More children die annually from burns than from HIV/AIDS or malaia.1
APROQUEN is approaching half a million medical interventions, all at no cost to patients.
To decrease the rate of child burns, APROQUEN’s medical team visits pre-schools and elementary schools. This innovative program reaches children, teachers, and families throughout Nicaragua’s most underserved and high-risk communities.