Nicaragua

MSF’s first mission in 1972 was in Managua, the capital and largest city of Nicaragua, where an earthquake destroyed most of the city and killed between 10,000 and 30,000 people.

We then spent 22 years treating victims of Chagas, a parasitic disease that attacks the heart and the nervous and digestive systems. The project closed in 2005, after the national health ministry had included the disease in a new 10-year plan and the rate of infections had dropped.

In 2018, we returned to Nicaragua to offer psychosocial support to people suffering from conditions such as anxiety, adjustment disorder and post-traumatic stress as a result of having witnessed or experienced violent events associated with civil and political unrest.

In 2018
 
Nicaragua

Lessons Learned: 'Chagas disease, an invisible threat in Nicaragua'

Project Update 7 Sep 2005
 
Nicaragua

Chagas treatment: Far from ideal

Project Update 7 Sep 2005
 
Nicaragua

Know more about Chagas Disease

Project Update 7 Sep 2005
 
Nicaragua

MSF hands over Chagas activities in Nicaragua

Project Update 21 Jun 2005
 
Nicaragua

MSF starts a project to battle Chagas disease in Nicaragua

Project Update 27 Sep 2002
 
Nicaragua

Living in the middle of a rubbish dump

Project Update 27 Oct 2000