Impact

Empowerment through education

The World Health Organization defines «Health Promotion» as the process that allows people to increase control over their health.

In Costa Rica, it is reported that less than 1% of people have access to health education activities. Nicaragua and Guatemala do not have enough qualified human resources to develop health promotion initiatives.

Our work model empowers and educates our partner communities to reduce inequalities and increase health literacy in rural areas.

We currently intervene through three main programs: Medical, Dental, and Veterinary, which are designed to deliver health care and promote healthier lifestyles, ensuring a long-lasting impact in the communities we visit.

Patients treated

11788

Students

Our Programs

Bringing together the efforts of students, communities, and local healthcare systems.

Medical

6,646+

Students

111,303+

Patients

103,693+

Medical Patients
Treated

7,610+

Community Members
Served

Dental

1,514+

Students

61,443+

Patients

1,942+

Fillings

35,111+

Cleanings

7,197+

Extractions

17,193+

Others

Veterinary

3,628+

Students

89,267+

Patients

16,283+

Spay/Neuters

39,627+

Small Animals

33,357+

Large Animals

Vida Volunteer
11,788

Total # of students

Vida Volunteer
262,013

Total # of patient

Partnered Communities

We are committed to provide on-going services to our communities.

Costa Rica

29

Communities

4

Community Leaders

Guatemala

31

Communities

14

Community Leaders

Vida Volunteer
60

Partnered Communities

Vida Volunteer
13

Community Leaders

We provide support to our partnered communities through:

Education

Education is the key to prevention! We incorporate workshops and other educational activities to help increase health literacy in our partner communities.

Community projects

We are aware that a lot of the health issues we see in our clinics are sometimes a direct result of the families living conditions.  We also support local initiatives that benefit our communities such as the installation of eco-friendly wood stoves, a type of stove that slows down deforestation through decreased firewood consumption and reduces respiratory and eye diseases in women and children.

Free basic healthcare

We provide free medical, dental, and veterinary care to rural communities who would otherwise not receive any attention. Thanks to our community work, we actively contribute to the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #3: Good Health and Well-Being.

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