This Giving Season, Bridge Health Disparities in Indigenous Panama

November 1, 2023

The season of giving is just a month away! Just after Thanksgiving, givers all around the globe celebrate Giving Tuesday on November 29 to spread love and help those in need. On this day of generosity, Frontida will support families of the indigenous Ngäbe-Buglé off the coast of Panama.

Malnutrition and diabetes continue to disrupt child growth in the coastal villages of the Ngäbe-Buglé. Deadly fungal infections and parasitic worms also remain prevalent in the region. For decades, their communities endured these dangerous risks without access to essential health services for months to years at a time.

Sailing aboard cayucos, Floating Doctors answered the call to help by delivering healthcare across the region. Led by Dr. Benjamin LaBrot, the medical organization began its mission in 2010, delivering 20,000 pounds of aid supplies to Haiti after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake had devastated the country. 

Since then, the nonprofit continues to empower the well-being of the underserved by providing healthcare, education, and community development support to Panama’s Ngäbe-Buglé. Frontida ensures their clinicians make safe, data-driven medical decisions using our highly adaptable EHR systems. 

We need your help to fuel this life-saving technology. Join Frontida as we raise $2,000 to support Floating Doctors in providing long-term, essential health services for the Ngäbe-Buglé. 

The more you give to communities, the more we give back, too! Every time we raise $400, our team members will donate blood to their local hospital. Blood and technology are lifelines to patients and doctors alike. With your contribution, we can make these basic rights for marginalized communities in Panama and beyond.

Ariana Castro

Ariana Castro is a nonprofit copywriter and grant writer at Frontida Records. She is a third-year UCLA student majoring in English and minoring in Digital Humanities.


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