More About NMM
Nicaragua Medical Missions is a non-profit organization, originally organized by students in the Christian Medical Association at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The core of the organization remains this group of medical students, physicians, health care providers, and missionaries who travel each year to care for the spiritual and medical needs of each Nicaraguan that we meet. We look to learn about and practice our profession within the framework of a faith-based initiative to those communities in need.
For the past ten years we have been traveling to communities around the capital city of Managua. In doing so, we have built a firm foundation for a ministry of healing, both physically and spiritually. In 2013, we had 83 healthcare providers and students help more than 900 patients.
Each year, medical students plan and organize this short-term mission trip, with the help of a missionary doctor in Nicaragua. Nicaragua Medical Missions has taken over $ 250,000 worth of medications and supplies each year to provide for some of the most impoverished communities around Managua. Services including health screening, treatment, health education, and spiritual support have been the mainstays for each trip. Moreover, follow-up efforts are made through local doctors and clinics in an attempt to provide more sustained care.
As students have graduated into careers and medical practices of their own, Nicaragua Medical Missions continues to take on new dimensions beyond that original spring missions trip. Now the organization includes mission projects led by individual doctors and clinics, expanded long-term volunteers who participate in research and treatment, internships and residencies and more.