They inaugurate conversation: "Addressing intercultural health in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic"
Coordinator of the Autonomous Regional Government of the North Caribbean Coast, Master Carlos Alemán.
Gilberto Artola

Traditional doctors participate and provide their perspective on COVID-19

The University of the Autonomous Regions of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast (URACCAN), since rectory, conducts talks: "Addressing intercultural health before the COVID-19 Pandemic", in the Bilwi campus, as part of the commitment made by this study house to share information regarding the Coronavirus for the prevention of it, where specialists and politicians who lead the region participate.

The conversation is part of the actions promoted by the rector of this house of knowledge, Dr. Alta Hooker, as part of the protocol of action of prevention adjusted to the multi-ethnic context of the Caribbean Coast.

The coordinator of the Autonomous Regional Government of the North Caribbean Coast, Msc. Carlos Alemán, inaugurated this morning with the presence of university authorities led by the rector Hooker, as well as medical specialists, nurses and psychologists, this Friday in the UNESCO Chair "Wisdoms and Knowledge of the Peoples" installed in URACCAN.

In his German message he stressed that in the North Caribbean there are no positive cases of COVID-19 and this allows the authorities to continue to prepare on the subject to continue to know the behavior of the disease.

"We, like the Ministry of Health, which began work on a prevention campaign to guide families on the measures to be taken in homes, institutions, businesses, communities, but in simple terms that allows our people to understand messages, such as hand washing, create additional hygiene habits that are critical to the prevention of this disease , we are committed to promoting and promoting these activities," the official said.

German highlighted that in addition together with the Ministry of Health they have made visits to families to establish communication channels on a permanent basis, "at this time we are already in the fourth round of visit, before this round at the national level had been reached visit a little more than 4 million families and in this new visit we are including an additional element that is the lifting of a census to identify this group of people vulnerable, that if they were to develop the disease they will have a different clinical picture, because we are organizing them throughout the region to identify these people with chronic diseases and seniors," he said.

The official explained that they hope to have this census during the month of May, however, he called on the importance of families having the information and knowing the mechanism of what they should do and can create the conditions in each of the households and in all the communities of these elements "that are simple, but that we are not normally used to doing or that we had other practices that right now require changing them and for that it is an induction process, communication, but we have to do to be able to somehow move forward," he said.

For German the challenge is to get families to implement the protocol, "we believe this is fundamental because the main weapon that we have in Nicaragua, is prevention since we do not have the resources of other countries and if we all work on prevention and create a retaining wall so that the disease does not spread in our region we will have fulfilled this goal" Emphasized.

The official stressed that this type of conversation implemented by URACCAN is essential as it helps more people know what needs to be done in the community, "in my home, in my neighborhood, in order to contain this," he noted.
The main objective of this conversation is to understand the preventive indications of the COVID-19 pandemic focused on the Worldview of the Peoples of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast and was organized in conjunction with Rectory and the direction of the Institute of Traditional Medicine and Community Development (IMTRADEC), the Career of Intercultural Medicine, authorities of the Ministry of Health and Regionals and traditional doctors.