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