Collaborative Sahsa Health Initiative (CSHI)

The Collaborative Sahsa Health Initiative uses a geographic surveillance system to asses the household health care needs in the Sahsa area of Región Autonoma del Atlantico Norte (RAAN) in Nicaragua.  Our current emphases are on women's health, family planning, immunizations, and the burden of diarrheal diseases.  This project supports efforts from the University of Nicaragua, León (UNAN) to improve community health in and around Sahsa.  Established by UNC medical students in 2008, CSHI involves UNC medical, public health, nursing, and geography students working alongside UNAN medical students and faculty toward this common goal. 

In summer 2010, we began surveys in El Sauce, a rural community within the Department of León.  We hope to extend to El Sauce a system of geographic and health surveillance similar to the one begun in Sahsa.

We will be recruiting interested UNC students to continue this work in Summer 2011!

The application for Medical Students is closed.

The application for Public Health students and selection process for Nursing and other discipline students are open.

See Get Involved for more info.

CSHI Feature Story on UNC Institute for Global Health and ID site!

CSHI again on the institute's blog


2010 group 2           In the field, Sauce (’10)