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World Community public meeting:

Monday, Sept. 19, 7pm Tsolum Building (building near the river, Lewis Park)

Your morning coffee can affect more than just your own well-being. The folks at World Community ensure that drinking their fair trade coffee provides important funding for health projects in Nicaragua.

You can hear a first-hand report about the great work of this locally funded project (Attencion Primeria en Salud - APS) from Dr. Chris Dodd, a medical doctor from Seattle who has lived and worked extensively in Nicaragua. Since 2004, Dr. Dodd has worked closely with the health promoters of APS to identify local health issues and assist them in crafting community based responses.

World Community sends over $10,000 from coffee proceeds each year to APS, a Nicaraguan non-profit organization established to improve accessibility and quality of primary health care in dozens of rural communities where there are no doctors or nurses. Dr. Dodd has trained and worked with APS community health workers in both rural and urban settings where they learn to diagnose and treat the most common illnesses and to provide education on a wide variety of topics. A successful new project of mini-pharmacies is making basic medicines available at affordable prices. Learn how this project saves lives.

Everyone is welcome to this free event. Refreshments will be served.

FMI: 250 337-5412

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