The history of health and medicine inNicaragua

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Cases of Kwashiorkor in Coffee Areas Alarm U.N. Agency but not Health Ministry
Nicaragua Network Hotline, 18 November 2002. The Nicaraguan Ministry of Health downplayed the importance of the concern expressed by the World Food Program (WFP) about a rising incidence of Kwashiorkor, a severe form of malnutrition, in the coffee-growing areas of Nicaragua.
Private Pharmacies Resist Generic Drug Distribution
Nicaragua Network Hotline, 21 June 2004. In one of its few indications of having at least a minimal awareness of the dreadful economic lot of the vast majority of Nicaraguans, the Health Ministry, MINSA, announced plans to set up a network of peoples' medicine stores, where generic drugs and medicines would be available.