Music is our vehicle for change.




Due to the incredible generosity of our fans and the great work of the OneWorld Health team in Nicaragua, our dream of providing quality, affordable healthcare to the beautiful people of Nicaragua continues to become a reality. We are thrilled to announce that the next NEEDTOBREATHE Medical Center will be coming soon in Jinotega, Nicaragua!

We continue to be humbled by our fans and the way they have come along side of us to open the first ever NEEDTOBREATHE medical center in Tola. We love what we do and this healthcare center is a direct reflection of why we do what we do.
— Bear Rinehart

Project Timeline

medical center process

Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and the community of Tola is even worse off- jobs are few and far between, only a few doctors are in the area and nearly 70% of the population lives on less than $2 each day.
— Bo Rinehart

The People of JINOTEGA


Hazel Valeria

Hazell Valeria is a mother and a wife who lives in Jinotega, Nicaragua. She is excited about a medical center coming to Jinotega because she will finally have a place where she can take her family when they are sick.

During my first trip to Uganda, two things became very clear to me: OneWorld Health’s model for sustainable healthcare centers empowers communities while changing lives. -This is the future of healthcare.
— Seth Bolt

jinotega, Nicaragua

A Clear Need

Nearly 60% of Jinotega’s area is considered to have high levels of extreme poverty, with many people earning less than $2-3 per day. In Jinotega, the one small public health clinic has no imaging services, no laboratory services, a limited pharmacy, and no medical specialists. There are very few private medical services available, with nearly no private doctors, few dental services, only one private laboratory, and just a handful of pharmacies. These limited services mean that anything but the most basic cases get referred to the crowded regional hospital, which can be several hours away from many parts of Jinotega’s rural areas depending on transportation availability.


By The Numbers

Once you see a photo of a family in need and hear a story of someone who has never seen a doctor, there is no going back. As a band, we decided to partner with OneWorld Health because they are working hard to create real, tangible solutions to a problem that is unimaginable in our communities.
— Josh Lovelace


Intersted in joining a trip?

We are looking for hard-working individuals who believe change is possible- not just for a week, but for a lifetime. OneWorld Health’s short-term medical teams are a vital component of our vision to empower communities to achieve long-term improvements in health and quality of life.

Several times a year, OneWorld Health sends teams of medical and non-medical volunteers to serve the communities surrounding our project sites in Central America and East Africa. During the development phases of our medical centers, these teams provide consistent care to the region, build a foundation of quality care and advocate for the clinic that is to come.

Once our medical centers are in operation, these teams support the centers through continuing to provide quality care, training and patient referrals. OneWorld Health’s short-term trips pave the way for the success of our long-term projects, while leaving no volunteer the same upon their return home.

Fore more information visit OneWorld Health today!