Our Commitment

FINDING THE CAUSES OF THE MeN

Ingenio San Antonio provides financial contributions and access to its facilities to researchers trying to determine causes of MeN.

Together with ASOCHIVIDA, the largest association of workers affected with MeN, the following institutions were selected to conduct extensive research, which continues today:

  • Boston University (BU) School of Public Health
  • U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Harvard University
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua
  • Baylor College of Medicine

REDUCING THE INCIDENCE OF MeN AMONG OUR WORKFORCE

We introduced pioneering improvements in our work practices. Reports indicate incidences of MeN are in steady decline.

HELP THOSE WHO SUFFER FROM MeN TO SLOW ITS PROGRESSION AND FIND ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF INCOME FOR THEIR FAMILIES

Together with ASOCHIVIDA, the German Development Band (DEG) and the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health (MINSA) we have:

  • Improved access to medication and health care
  • Provide ongoing financial support to ASOCHIVIDA to help affected MeN patients and their families

FIND TREATMENT SOLUTIONS FOR END-STAGE PATIENTS

We are actively involved in the search for solutions which include:

  • MINSA’s initiative to pilot stem-cell treatment in MeN affected patients
  • Preliminary conversations with The Sociedad Española de Transplantes to explore ways to establish a kidney transplant program in Nicaragua
  • ASOCHIVIDA’s members to access public dialysis services