In Nicaragua the healthcare is differently organized than in The Netherlands. Since 2007 the public health care is free. There are health centers which people can visit for various issues during office hours. In a health center can be found among others: dentists, physiotherapists, nurses, doctors, educational and vaccination activities and clinics. At some centers there is also a nutritionist present.
Providing good, free healthcare. The nutritionist has a wide range of activities. Examples of some patient groups: underweight children, pregnant women, pregnant teenagers, people with obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. In addition to the consultations which are daily held, the nutritionist is involved in supporting various nutrition programs of churches, public enterprises, and other charities.
Activities for trainees
Examples of activities:
The first two weeks you will mainly watch and will be introduced by the nutritionist to get to know the activities.
After the introduction weeks, you will choose a patient group on which you will focus.
What are the causes of their problems? What can be improved, taking into account the available resources? You can design educational materials to inform your patient group. You will also have a supporting role and assist the nutritionist with preparing the radio programs and other additional activities.
Working hours are from Monday - Friday approximately from 7.00am - 1.00pm, it is also possible to work only 3-4 days per week.
There is a fulltime certified nutritionist for your supervision. She is very knowledgable, but speaks unclear. Therefor your level of Spanish should already be good upon arrival.
You can do your internship also in Granada at the public hospital as well as in other health centers outside Granada. At both places a nutritionist is working.
Just to be clear:
On-Stage Latin America provides many internships for all kinds of study programs. Besides the available vacancies on the website, we also offer a wide range of other internships. If you have a specific request, send us an e-mail and we will do our best to help you.
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