Matagalpa

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Matagalpa

Still functioning and flourishing today is the Casa Materna “Mary Ann Jackman” clinic and obstetric center that to date has helped over 14,000 poor rural women deliver healthy babies. Mary Ann Jackman, despite her name, was a Nicaraguan who played an major role in our program getting started — she took our first group that I led around Matagalpa. She was later killed in an auto accident. You can see their website (!) via Google using the name, Casa Materna Mary Ann Jackman.

We are not the only ones who helped with this however, but we were the major player in its early years. We also located a water filtration and pump system among Gainesville city “left-overs” that provided potable water to Matagalpa for some time. Jape Taylor who was on the first group visit, induced several medical students to go there and work for various periods and we sent many bundles of medical supplies to the Casa.