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 strive to be a thought leader in the non-profit industry for all aspects of our management, operations, research and programming.
We support Canadians engaging in healthy dialogue about International Development through our monthly Event/Podcast Development Works
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.
Students will become Doctors that will treat thousands of patients every year in rural areas where no health care was previously available.
Fundraising for Jimena
Jimena is an incredible young woman
with an incredible dream:
to provide medical care for her community.
Here's what Jimena has to say directly: "I’m a person that is always trying to learn, to follow my dreams and fight for them... [I want to] improve the life and the livelihoods of my community. I think that the most important thing is to educate ourselves and others. I also think that reproductive health education is something that has been left behind here [in Nicaragua], so providing this type of education to young women would be excellent. I have started to be quite disciplined because I think that it is very important not only for me studying medicine but for my life, in general, to be able to continue growing." Jimena is phenomenal and we are very excited to be supporting her in realizing her dreams of helping other people in her local community.
To complete her entire medical education, Jimena needs $20,000 CAD. With your help, we are going to fundraise to secure her entire education before the end of 2022.
Join us in our mission to make a difference now and for many years to come.