Young Nurses Take Action

Leadership   Mentorship   Global Citizenship

 

 

In 2012, YNTA partnered with Canadian NGO Buy A Net. Through community-based partnerships, Buy-a-Net Malaria Prevention Group improves the health of vulnerable Ugandans affected by poverty related diseases through education, capacity building, and the procurement and distribution of long lasting insecticide treated bed nets and medicines, one village at a time. Buy A Net works with the Ugandan government, the communities, and health care providers within the Ugandan system, helping make the program sustainable within the country.


Under Buy A Net's lead YNTA was able to assist in distributing over 2000 treated bed nets and education to communities in need. YNTA was also provided an excellent overview of the healthcare system in Uganda; from visiting a large hospital, small clinics, rural health posts, speaking with Village Health Team leaders and connecting with the communities.
Unfortunately, Buy-A-Net has now dissolved as an NGO.
 
In 2014, YNTA partnered with Floating Doctors. Floating Doctors Mission is to reduce the present and future burden of disease in the developing world, and to promote improvements in health care delivery worldwide.

Floating Doctors is currently based out of Boca Del Toro, Panama. They work with the indigenous populations, mainly the Ngabe; providing free medical care and health education to many underserved communities. Floating Doctors also assists in caring for the residents of the local nursing home, Asilo.

With Floating Doctors guiding the way, YNTA was able to help provide medical care to hundreds of individuals in various communities in the Bocas Del Toro region. Many communities were hours by panga (dugout canoe) and have minimal to no access to health care. All the supplies needed for clinics were carried to the mobile clinic site, which were often set up in schools or community health posts.
www.floatingdoctors.com
 

In 2016, YNTA partnered with Project Amazonas, a non-political, non-sectarian NGO that has been working since 1994 to serve the people of the Amazon and help conserve the rainforest.

Project Amazonas' headquarters is in Iquitos, Peru, the major city centre only accessible by air in the heart of the Amazon jungle. Their initial projects were mainly rainforest conservation and education but in doing so realized the need for basic medical care for the indigenous populations living along the Amazon river. Project Amazonas now offers basic health services and education to the remote river communities while emphasizing preventative measures and encouraging self-reliance and the use of traditional remedies.

Project Amazonas took on YNTA with our group of 12 RNs and RPNs on a 3 week adventure down the Amazon river stopping at numerous villages to set up clinics and provide basic medical and dental care, glasses, multi vitamins for children and deworming medications for all community members. YNTA was also able to help by running the first official patient care day at the Mazan health clinic Project Amazonas had been planning and constructing for over 5 years. YNTA's fundraising efforts for the 2016 year helped to provide solar panels for this clinic through generous donations!

www.projectamazonas.org

 

The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic provides affordable access to high quality health care and wellness programs in the Tola coastal communities of Nicaragua.


Launched in 2004, the Roberto Clemente Health Clinic serves over 12,000 patients/year through general and emergency care, minor surgery, dentistry, lab work, and a fully stocked pharmacy. A team of medical professionals, who are all accredited by the Nicaraguan ministry of Health, staff the 24-hour clinic.



 



 

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