Daktar Lamara, a novel App that brings health closer to communities
Heydi Forbes (coordinator of the Slilma Center), Carlos Duarte (entrepreneurial student of URACCAN), Dr. Desleír Romero (Ministry of Health) and Dr. Lázaro Téllez (Director Silais).
Luis Reyes

North Caribbean Regional Health Secretariat Initiative

"Doctor Cercano" (Dakar Lamara en miskitu) is the application developed by young students of the Slilma Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center of the Bilwi campus, to respond to the request of the Regional Health Crecy that promoted the use of new technologies to bring health closer to remote areas of the North Caribbean.

The App will allow the cost population to have greater access to health. This important project is part of the open innovation program promoted by CARCIP and TELCOR NICARAGUA in conjunction with URACCAN.

Heydi Forbes, coordinator of the Slilma Center of the Bilwi campus, detailed that the application emerged as a solution to the need to bring health closer to the farthest communities and was raised from the Regional Government's Ministry of Health.

Make presentation of the App

The mobile application was presented to the director of the SILAIS departmental of Bilwi and the coordinator of the Ministry of Health, who rated the application as successful, for its novel content and its fundamental contribution for the inhabitants of hard-to-reach areas.

Carlos Duarte, student of URACCAN, at the presentation stated that the application will carry out the statistics, monitoring and incidences of diseases; In addition, there will be call links and video calls where doctors will be able to perform virtual interventions and guide health personnel in the community and be able to perform interventions or medical processes in different scenarios.

Dr. Desleír Romero, coordinator of the Ministry of Health, said that the importance of this communication system through an application in our region is that we will be able to respond to health problems. "We will be able to guide health personnel in distant communities. For example, if an obstetric emergency occurs, through this application the specialists will be able to guide our staff, this will help to reduce the mortality of the population," the doctor said, while congratulating this URACCAN-designed initiative from the Slilma Center.

Strengthening the community health network

Dr. Lázaro Téllez, director of SILAIS, argued that "for us it is a great contribution and a breakthrough that in the region are implementing such systems of innovation, this is a breakthrough for the population, allowing the right to access the health of the population. In addition, this lead to the improvement of health to the population; we believe that this system will strengthen the community network mainly; this system will be managed by the Community to give alerts about the health emergencies they may present and to be able to act on it. So far we don't have a special system like this."

SILAIS has a network of smartphones with Internet, distributed in hard-to-reach communities that have a network in Puerto Cabezas, Waspam and Prinzapolka. This valuable initiative would enable the successful implementation of Daktar Lamara and is a vital contribution of URACCAN to access to the health of remote communities.