Doctors for Doctors’ (DFD) Founder, Andrew Wilson, first visited Nicaragua in 2010 when he helped deliver aid in rural regions of the country. It was during this trip that he saw the vital need for better healthcare in these hard-to-reach areas of the country and the potential of local young people to be the force of this change. The seeds of possibility were planted and shortly after Doctors for Doctors was born.
Doctors for Doctors is a special project within the registered Canadian charity Global Peace Network (GPN) and is regulated by their Board of Directors. We currently work primarily in the San Juan del Sur and Matagalpa regions of Nicaragua. We provide full scholarships for young rural people to attend medical school. We are hoping to open a healthcare clinic by 2015 that will focus on maternal and neo-natal health and the health needs of marginalized, rural populations.