Key moments in APROQUEN’s history:

• 1991:

APROQUEN was established as a nonprofit under the goal of providing FREE medical services to children suffering from burns.

• 1993:

After two years, APROQUEN redesigned, built and equipped the first Burn Center in Nicaragua at the Fernando Velez Paiz public hospital where the medical team and nurses provided specialized services for 11 years.

• 2002:

The first rehabilitation clinic of APROQUEN, the second in Latin America, was opened to provide FREE, world-class medical care to children suffering from burns.

• 2002:

APROQUEN initiated in-house production of compression garments, masks and splints ensuring families receive these at no-cost. While these items are readily available in the United States they are difficult to procure in Central America.

• 2003:

APROQUEN’s focus and knowledge base about the integrated care that burn victims require led the organization to create a regional program, developing training and educational activities.

• 2004:

APROQUEN opened its doors of its own burn center, with headquarters in Managua, Nicaragua. It is the first independent burn center with international quality standards managed by a multidisciplinary team of health professionals that provide FREE, integral and holistic care.

• 2010:

APROQUEN expanded its mission to provide comprehensive care and support to patients with cleft and lip palate, replicating its model of care for burn survivors.