Comunidad Connect values its partnership with the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health, or MINSA, to carry to out our health programs. This month, meet Enma Gutiérrez, a nurse with MINSA who works with Comunidad Connect at the health clinic in Los Robles. Enma serves an important role providing primary health attention and promoting preventative health measures in the community. Learn more about Enma’s work below!
When did you begin to work with Comunidad Connect?
I started working with CC on October 17, 2017. I’ve been with the organization for about 7 months now!
What is your typical work day like?
My job at the health center in Los Robles is focused on individual care oriented on health promotion, maintenance, and recuperation. I also promote ways to increase individuals’ quality of life and social wellbeing, and create spaces to train people and groups about ways to address their health needs and problems.
What is your favorite part about working at the Health Center in Los Robles?
I love working with children and patients with special needs.
What are the most common illnesses in the community?
- Respiratory disease
- Gonococcal arthritis
How do you work with the Brigadistas (community health workers) in Los Robles?
I meet with the Brigadistas once or twice per month to train them on certain health topics that affect the community. They support MINSA’s (Ministry of Health) community outreach efforts and inform us of problems most prevalent in the area. The Brigadistas play an important role in training and sharing information about health to other community members in the neighborhoods where they live.
I love any place that is in the countryside, waterfalls, and the ocean.
What is your favorite typical Nicaragua dish?
My favorite typical foods are the nacatamal and baho.
Do you have any talent or hobby?
I think my talent is creative! I love to make crafts and read books.