Tag Archives: healthcare

Prevention campaign against Leptospirosis

A epidemic of leptospirosis is spreading in Nicaragua. For the moment the only reported cases are on the Pacific side around Leon, but since it is spreading fast, the Nicaraguan government has decided to act. The MinSa (Ministry of Health) has launched a campaign against leptospirosis. Unfortunately, it seems that they forgot to train the […]

Poop in a matchbox

The Ministry of Labor requires that I get a health checkup annually. No problem. What do I have to do? I have to have a blood test, give a urine sample and a stool sample. Hmmm…I have never had to produce a stool sample. What if I can’t “produce” on demand at the health center? […]

Souvenir from Bluefields

The injury didn’t hurt like I thought it would. The pain came later when I was getting it stitched up in the Bluefields public hospital. “How did this happen?” the doctor asked me in Spanish as he began jabbing my palm with a syringe, each stick hurting less than the one before. “Estuve jugando en […]