Our US Office
105 West Monument Street
Baltimore, Maryland
21201

Nicaragua
1 kilometro antes de Limon 1
Carratera Tola-Salinas,
Rivas

US: 410-369-0512
Nicaragua: 011-505-8887-7413

Top 10 Needs At The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic

01 Urgent request for funds for regular operation of  programs and projects. This is a vital and top-priority need given the current sociopolitical crisis in Nicaragua.

02 Funding to expand our food security program for the community.

03 Funding to maintain our new ambulance and the van. The monthly operational cost of the ambulance is $1,550 – including the driver’s salary.

04 Funding to expand our Healthy Eating Initiative, so we can teach more families healthy nutrition and organic agriculture as a source of micro family project.

05 Funds to implement a prefab-module for community outreach and education, as well as administrative offices and optimization of current clinic facility.

06 Renovation of the Clinic’s existing structure. Renovations are necessary to maintain the safety and comfort of our patients and staff. We need to replace our septic tank urgently.

07 Medical equipment and surgical supplies, medications, and specific foods for kids with special needs.

08 EMR (Electronic Medical Record) software to efficiently maintain patient records. Once implemented, we will be the first clinic in Nicaragua to use this system.

09 Volunteers like you! Our volunteers are critical to our success. We are constantly in need of medical professionals including general doctors, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and others, as well as individuals from all backgrounds to support our outreach programs and assist our staff in their everyday operations. Please see our Volunteer Program page for more information.

10 Funding for our Expansion Project.  Approximately $100,000 to fully equip the new facilities when construction is finished. We are actively seeking equipment donations for a complete surgical room, obstetric room, portable x-ray equipment, along with equipment and monitors for observation.

Equipment for Expansion

Emergency Room

  • 01 Stretcher/table for trauma patients
  • 01 Adult/children automatic external defibrillator
  • 01 ECG – 12 channel machine
  • 01 24H emergency ward blood pressure/ monitor
  • 01 Ultrasound machine
  • 01 X-ray machine portable
  • 01 X-ray processor
  • 01 Laryngoscope set pediatric
  • 01 Laryngoscope set adult
  • 01 Oxygen generator
  • 01 Pulse oximeter
  • 01 Shadow less light with cold lamp
  • 01 Suction aspirator minimum vacuum 300 milliliters, continuous negative pressure to the patient
  • 03 Glucometer
  • 03 IV pumps
  • 03 Nebulizer
  • 03 Nebulizer equipment
  • 03 Ambu
  • 01 Crash cart
  • 01 Mayo table
  • 01 X-ray protection
  • 02 Car for equipment
  • 02 Portable oxygen bottle
  • 02 Bottle oxygen
  • 03 Main stool
  • 03 Medical stethoscope
  • 03 Patient care flashlights
  • 06 Blood pressure machine
  • 06 IV bag pole
  • 01 Hydraulic roll transport cart skb0431-2
  • 01 Dressing and medicine change cart
  • 06 Treatment trolley (Mayo)
  • 06 Transfusion stand

Surgery procedures room

  • 01 Operating table, (general surgery and OBGY)
  • 01 Portable, battery operated monitor/defibrillator
  • 01 Shadow less light with cold lamp
  • 01 Treatment trolley TR01zy
  • 02 Treatment trolley
  • 01 Treatment trolley tr01-dzy
  • 01 Double basin trestle
  • 06 Stainless steel kidney-shape plate set x 3
  • 06 Stanley steel collecting tank
  • 01 Crash cart
  • 02 Bottle oxygen
  • 02 Portable oxygen bottle
  • 01 Dressing and medicine change cart
  • 01 Treatment trolley (Mayo)
  • 01 Transfusion stand

Emergency reception

  • 01 Stretcher/ambulance
  • 01 Set immobilization

Surgery support

  • 01 Sterilizer by Vertical 100 l
  • 01 Table pressure steam sterilizer
  • 02 Oxygen bottle cart
  • 8×3 Waiting chair

Emergency ambulance

  • 01 Portable, battery operated monitor/defibrillator
  • 01 IV pump
  • 01 Laryngoscope set
  • 01 Portable suction
  • 01 Pulse oximeter
  • 01 Stretcher/ambulance
  • 02 Portable oxygen bottle
  • 01 Stethoscope/blood pressure monitor
  • 01 Ambu
  • 01 Treatment trolley TR01zy
  • 01 Set immobilization

Gynecology/obstetric room

  • 01 Gynecology/obstetric table
  • 01 Patient monitor with ECG, NIBP SPO2
  • 01 Infant incubator portable
  • 01 Infant warmer
  • 01 Fetal Doppler
  • 01 Shadow less light with cold lamp
  • 01 Dressing and medicine change cart
  • 01 Treatment trolley (Mayo)
  • 01 Transfusion stand

Observation

  • 01 24H emergency ward blood pressure/ monitor
  • 03 Hospital bed
  • 03 Adjustable tables, tray tables with wheels
  • 03 Bedside cabinets
  • 03 Medicine dispensing cart

Medical furniture and miscellaneous for current clinic and for expansion project, nebulization room, children hydration room, fever patient room equipment and furniture.

Please also click here to see the list of equipment needed for disaster preparedness and relief.

Supplies “YOU” can bring in your luggage

  • Plastic ear attachments for otoscope
  • Sterile towel drapes (all sizes)
  • Cotton Q-tips
  • Gloves sterile all sizes)
  • Ultrasound gel
  • IV poles
  • Lancets for checking blood sugar
  • “tru” brand strips for checking blood sugar
  • Vaseline gauze (xeroform)
  • Humidifier for portable ABT
  • Dermabond
  • Gauze
  • Sterile bags for autoclave
  • Dressing all types
  • Paper tape
  • Tegaderm
  • Urine foley bags
  • Urinary catheters, especially #18 #20 + coude catheters (for men & BPH)
  • Urine drainage “leg bags”
  • Lubrication
  • Masks (all you can fit in your bag)
  • Tape for autoclave
  • EKG paper (flat sheets, not rolls)
  • Small IV connectors – from IV cath – small port for IV medication administration
  • Absorbable and nylon sutures
  • TRUE TEST NIPRO and Glucometers

Other Necessities

  • Tegaderm (all sizes) – Liquid suture
  • Steri-strips – 1/2″ and 1/4″
  • Sterile gloves – size 7 1/2 and 6 1/2
  • Campos – paper and cloth for exam tables, need lots of disposable paper camps for surgical repairs and wound dressing changes
  • Gauze – non sterile logs (4×4 and 2×2) – Need lots of 4×4 logs
  • Betadine liquid (litre)
  • Saline (wound care) (litre)
  • Eyewash – 500 ml bottle
  • Eye patch
  • Plastic bags for pharmacy, medication labels or a Sharpie pen to write the contents
  • Tape – paper and cloth, all sizes
  • Kerlix rolls – 4″
  • Coban – 3″ and 4″
  • Limb stabilizers – neck, arm, and leg
  • Crutches – adult and pediatric
  • Nebulizer masks – pediatric and adult (more pediatric than adults)
  • Alcohol (Alcohol)
  • Gloves (Guantes)
  • Lidocaine
  • Cotton (Algodon)
  • Adhesiv tape (Esparadrapos)
  • Bandages (vendas simples)
  • Elastic Bandages
  • Emergency kits
  • Repellent (containing DEET or Orange oil eucalyptus)

Food for under-weight children

  • Protein concentrates. Multivitamins for children and pregnant women.