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This year, The Human Path will travel into areas of Nicaragua that are more remote to work not only with botanical medicine, but also will address long-range sustainable issues such as water pumping, sanitation and water purification. Many of the skills taught at The Human Path (primitive engineering, herbology and plant medicine clinics in remote and post-disaster areas) are a very good fit for the types of skills necessary to help bring these skills and information to Nicaragua. In addition, classes at The Human Path focus on teamwork, leadership, social integration (language, cultural differences, etc.) and security issues, which help facilitate the overall organization and implementation of this new approach to sustainable health in remote Nicaragua. One of the long-term goals of this project is to continue to build a model that supports post-disaster and remote medicine. This infrastructure fully integrates plant medicine as well as proper training in regards to all the supportive skills and knowledge that accompany a mission like this.

By blending allopathic and holistic medicine in clinics for remote communities in need, engineering and herbology students will also work one-on-one with village leaders to teach water purification and sanitation methods with locally available tools and knowledge that will continue to improve their quality of life for the entire area.
TRIP DATES: (tentatively) NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 1, 2013

For full student pre-requisite materials, trip details and student applications, click here!

All students submitting applications must complete the following:
  • The Urban Core Basic or Primitive Core Basic (either the (2) 3-day intensives or the 5-day week-long intensive training.
  • 16-hour Wilderness First Aid Certification, either through The Human Path or an equivilent organization. The certification is provided by ECSI, which is created, endorsed and underwritten by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
Students must have both a school and a peer review interview as part of the application process. Completion of the pre-requisites do not ensure acceptance to the project.

Those working in the natural medicine clinics must complete either the Level 1 Herbology training through The Human Path before the November trip. Students also must participate in clinical practice, set up by the schools in local communities, before the trip.

Team members planning to attend the trip as part of the primitive engineer team will need to take the primitive engineering intensives offered in the Fall 2013 through The Human Path.

Please direct any questions about the trip, pre-requisites or student participation to:
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