COVID-19 Resources


NNN Member COVID-19 Initiatives

NNN Informational WhatsApp Campaign: To help distribute verified COVID-19 information about prevention, use of PPE, symptoms, and precautions for avoiding COVID-19 spread, NNN has teamed up with other organizations to create a WhatsApp informational campaign. If you are an organization that wants reliable, prepared information to disseminate throughout your communities, click here to join us!

FNE International PPE Initiative: In a country with a fragile and under-resourced healthcare system, the loss of any medical professionals to illness or death would result in significant suffering and loss of life among the general population seeking care. Health care workers predict Nicaragua is on verge of outbreak and don't have the resources they need to keep themselves and their patients safe. Our aim is relief and prevention, in both the rural and urban settings by providing frontline healthcare workers adequate PPE so that they may continue serving the overall population and stay free from infection. 100% of the funds raised will be used to get PPE into hospitals and clinics. For more information or to get involved, contact Michael Cipoletti, Executive Director of FNE International through at

Empower Nicaragua Mask Initiative: The Empower Nicaragua sewing team and teen mentors in Leon are currently taking orders for face masks and face shields for neighboring communities. They are producing and selling the cloth face masks for US$1.00  and  face shields for US$2.50.  If you are interested in placing an order for your organization or community, please contact Jill Vickers at We are privileged to do our part to keep our team members working and protecting our communities during this difficult time.

 Agua Para La Vida is offering hand-washing stations for your communities. They operate 100% by foot! They cost $110 and include a 20L bucket, 2L of liquid soap, and a roll of paper towels. If you are interested, please contact  Additionally, to support APLV in their first Crowdfunding campaign against the COVID-19 crisis, please click here. 


COVID-19 Resources 

As the COVID-19 situation in Nicaragua continues to develop, we at the NNN will do our best to keep you updated and provide you with resources and information you need.

COVID-19 Updates in Nicaragua

Links to information about the status of the virus in Nicaragua

Updates from the United States Embassy

Nicaraguan Multidisciplinary Scientific Committee Website (Spanish Only)

Research Contributions for Facing the Pandemic (Spanish Only)

Patient Care Guides from the Nicaraguan Medical Association (Spanish Only)

Centro Humboldt April Report on Social Risk Management in the Context of COVID-19

DevelopingEM talks COVID-19 in Nicaragua with Hector Real

MINSA-Nicaragua Website (Spanish Only)

What is COVID-19?

Links to general COVID-19 information

What are the Symptoms? (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine)

How is COVID-19 Transmitted? (World Health Organization)

Center for Disease Control: What to do if you’re sick

Checklist for someone sick with COVID-19 (Ohio Department of Health-Spanish Only)

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Social Media Informational Materials (Spanish Only, PDF): 

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Prevention Resources

Links to information about how to prevent the spread of the virus

How to protect yourself according to the World Health Organization

What is social distancing and why is it so important? Washington Post

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Social Media Informational Materials (Spanish Only, PDF): 

Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Links to information about proper PPE usage

All about wearing a mask according to the World Health Organization

Face mask guidance from the CDC

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Interview with Dr. Leonel Argüello about importance and proper use of face masks (Spanish Only)

Social Media Informational Materials (Spanish Only, PDF): 

Resources for Medical Professionals 

Links to information COVID-19 Updates in the Medical Community

Instructions for use of the Oxymizer

New Anticoagulation Protocols for COVID-19 Patients   (Spanish available here)

WHO: Clinical Management of COVID-19 

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A Diverse Range of Medical Experts Discuss COVID-19 Updates (Spanish Only)