CUA and The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic Unite
Washington, DC – The Catholic University of America made an exciting work-and-play trip to the Roberto Clemente Santa Ana Health Clinic for their university spring break.
With a total of 12 medical students and two faculty members, the group split their time between practical work in the clinic and traveling to surrounding schools to distribute public health education.
After a brief orientation, the volunteers were thrown into daily life at the clinic and the clinic’s history and aspects of clinic life and were explained along the way. Activities accomplished at the clinic include spreading water contamination awareness, preventative medication distribution (thanks to the clinic’s wonderful donors), giving injections and IVs, removing sutures and tending to fractures and broken bones.
Work at the school was interactive and educational, providing students in the area’s different schools with information on personal hygiene (complemented by a rousing sing-along of “Heads, shoulders, knees and toes”) and health education.
The highlight of the trip included a field day for the students, filled with group stretching, impromptu soccer matches and fun-filled activities planned by the CUA students.
The group also de-stressed with yoga breaks at Equilibrio ecological resort, found opportunities to shop and explore at the Masaya market and enjoyed relaxing meals on the beach.
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