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Report from the Field: 2014 UCLA Blum Summer Scholar Clint vanSonnenberg in Lima, Peru

2014 UCLA Blum Summer Scholar Clint vanSonnenberg reports from Lima, Peru. He is spending his summer at Cayetano Heredia University investigating the socioeconomic and political barriers for Peruvians receiving reparations following the country's 20-year civil war and subsequent transition to democracy. Clint finds that many Peruvian families continue the search for information about their lost loved ones with the help of community leaders and NGOs. The UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America applauds Clint's diligence and commitment in researching and analyzing the stories of Peruvians who today strive for democracy.
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Report from the Field: 2014 UCLA Blum Summer Scholar Ana Mascareñas in Nicaragua

2014 UCLA Blum Summer Scholar, Ana Mascareñas reports from León, Nicaragua. Ana shares her experience working with local community leaders, Friends New England Inernational (FriendsNE), and Universidad National Autónomal de Nicaragua - León (UNAN-León). Her work focuses on conducting interviews in rural communities such as Chacraseca and Nuevo Amanecer in order to identify barriers to accessing emergency medical care and then provide recommendations for improving the emergency care system capacity in the region. Ana also reports on "SaludArte", the first health and art fair in Chacraseca, community program in which she collaborated with her other two fellow UCLA Blum Summer Scholars Jennifer Zelaya and Erik Peña and was sponsored by FriendsNE.The UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America is very proud of Ana's hard work, dedication, and commitment to improving health and poverty conditions in Nicaragua! Great job!
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2014 UCLA Blum Summer Scholars report back on "SaludArte", The First Health and Arts Fair in Chacraseca, Nicaragua

2014 UCLA Blum Summer Scholars Ana Mascareñas, Erik Peña, and Jennifer Zelaya in collaboration with Friends New England International, The Nicaraguan Red Cross, and Chacraseca's Community Leaders put on the first Health and Arts Fair in Chacraseca, Nicaragua, "SaludArte" which was a total success. The UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin American is proud of the work, service, and commitment our Summer Scholars have demonstrated to improving health conditions in Nicaragua.
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