PWAP-AMOS Global Health Practicum
Information about the Global Health Practicum:
Buck-I-SERV is collaborating with The Pure Water Access Project (PWAP) to offer a service experience in working with partner AMOS Health & Hope. AMOS programs respond to community-identified needs and build upon community strengths. Their mission is to improve the health of impoverished communities by working alongside them in health, education and development. They are offering a 3 week global health practicum course to empower a socially conscious generation of students that critically analyze international development initiatives and understand the challenges of a community-centered approach in order to create a long term impact and help improve living conditions of the communities you work in. During this experience, participants will receive extensive training in working with rural Nicaraguan communities by investigating critical theory, international health policies, global health interventions, community empowerment theory, water filter technologies, application of IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illness) and extensive case studies. Upon completion of the training, students will travel to the community of Tapasle and work alongside community health promoters to participate in water filter supervisions through conducting surveys and water lab testing. Additionally, students will assist community leaders in malnutrition screenings for children under 5 and pregnant women and present results accompanied by nutrition education for the members of the community. Spanish is not required.