Cedro Galán is a semi-rural community of 3,500 on the outskirts of Managua, Nicaragua. Members of this community live on $1.32 a day and, prior to October 2013, had extremely limited access to even the most basic health services. USF Health Nicaragua is a coalition of students and faculty committed to supporting Manna Project International, an NGO that has been working in Cedro Galán for over 10 years, in addressing this problem. The solution? A holistic health initiative that includes a primary care clinic and health education program. This initiative aims to improve the overall health and well-being of Cedro Galán by taking care of treatable and preventable medical conditions. This way, the community can focus on living, growing, and moving forward.
Tampa Bay Street Medicine is a student organization at USF Health dedicated to improving the medical care of the houseless in our community. Through direct outreach on the streets and in shelters, we seek to provide medical care, education, community connections, and healthcare access to some of the most vulnerable members of our community. We work to engage individuals outside of the traditional healthcare system in order to assess each unique situation holistically and develop a realistic plan to improve their health.
Since 2012, One Ball One Village has completed over 150 water projects in 10 countries, collectively processing over 3 million gallons of clean water per month while sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ! OBOV water systems are installed in Haiti, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, Honduras, Guyana, Tanzani and Togo. Sustainability is the one of the hallmarks of OBOV's efforts and, in each country, we have a team in place to ensure that each water system continues to be a blessing for years to come.