Pitt Aids Mothers in Nicaragua With Successful Event

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A collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh, Global Links and Rise Against Hunger led to a recent successful humanitarian effort to benefit mothers and families in Nicaragua.

Several Pitt schools and departments — including volunteers from nursing, Study Abroad, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the Graduate School of Public Health — teamed up to support quality healthcare and nutrition by providing lifesaving medical equipment, supplies and nutritious food to facilities serving rural women in Nicaragua in a packaging event held in the William Pitt Union on Nov. 15.

The event supported a Global Links project that addresses avoidable maternal and infant mortality in Nicaragua. Over 10,000 meals were packaged for mothers in need and the event raised more than $3,500 (and counting) for the project.