We’d like to welcome our new Clinic Director, Dr. Alba Castillo, to Clinica Verde.
Dr. Castillo is an M.D./MPH (Master’s in Public Health) whose specialty is in Pediatrics. She served as a consultant on maternal-infant health to USAID working to improve quality of attention, developing standards and measurements for quality for hospitals serving women and children and providing data analysis on processes and results from the country’s plan to reduce maternal mortality and improve neonatal services. Dr. Castillo also served for 10 years as Coordinator for the Program on Integral Childhood Health focusing on Nutrition for the Ministry of Heath, providing training to staff on new standards of growth and development for children, including early stimulation, lactation, human rights for children and adolescents, family planning, and domestic violence. She also managed and coordinated programs on the national level in coordination with MINSA, local NGO’s, donors, the Ministry of Education and other governmental organizations, working on programs to modernize the health sector. She studied and trained at Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), Universidad Americana (UAM) and Universidad Central de Nicaragua (UCN) in Managua. In addition, she participated in an international program on adolescent sexual reproductive health in Tokyo, Japan.
Dr. Castillo begins work at Clinica Verde on July 16. We are so grateful to have her join our team!