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Doctors for Doctors sends high potential youth to medical school in Nicaragua

How Doctors for Doctors Works

  • We are a registered Canadian charity that increases access to primary healthcare in rural Nicaragua by empowering young people to be agents of change in their communities.

  • We provide fully funded scholarships to high potential students from rural communities and send them to medical school locally in Nicaragua.

  • We support Canadians engaging in healthy dialogue about International Development through our monthly Event/Podcast Development Works

  • We strive to be a thought leader in the non-profit industry for all aspects of our management, operations, research and programming.

Students are Getting a Complete       Medical Education Experience

We are not just another short-term
international development project


We invest in healthy futures by empowering young people to take responsibility for the health of their home communities.


Nicaraguans are best suited to determine their own needs - so all programs are developed with local partners and students.

                                               Life Saving

Students will become Doctors that will treat thousands of patients every year in rural areas where no health care was previously available.

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Development Works Podcast & Event

Our Canadian charity strives to do the best international development work possible, and as we continue to learn, we are sharing all our learnings with you at our monthly event in Toronto, Canada - hosted in conjunction with our student club at the University of Toronto.

Every month we bring in a speaker to our live event who is an expert in some aspect of international development and we ask them:

What works in International Development?


Check out our podcast playlist on Youtube below...

If you want to know how to get to the live event in Toronto on the first Sunday of each month, join our newsletter mailing list found in the contacts tab at the top of the page!

Nurses for Nurses is a special project of Doctors for Doctors that focuses on the theory of international development from a nursing perspective. Nurses in Canada are able to come together and learn about how to do work in under developed communities internationally if they are thinking about working globally.

Our Nursing Team plays a big role in the creation and running of our Development Works event in Toronto and we are always looking for volunteers.

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DFD/NFN is a Registered Canadian Charity - BN 79775 9123 RR0001