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Medical brigades information session month day year

MEDICALBRIGADES

INFORMATION SESSION

MONTH DAY, YEAR


Medical brigades info session about global brigades

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION - ABOUT GLOBAL BRIGADES

GLOBAL BRIGADES MISSION

To empower volunteers to facilitate sustainable solutions in under resourced communities

GLOBAL BRIGADES VISION

To improve equality of life, by igniting the largest student-led social responsibility movement on the planet.


Medical brigades info session programs

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION - PROGRAMS

To empower volunteers, Global Brigades offers

10 skill-based programs


Medical brigades info session where we work

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – WHERE WE WORK

Programs are offered in Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, and Ghana

COUNTRIES SELECTED BASED ON:

  • Need in rural areas

  • Viability of community partnerships

  • Logistical feasibility

  • Volunteer safety

    NEEDS THAT GLOBAL BRIGADES ADDRESSES:

  • Basic services

  • Healthcare

  • Economic


Medical brigades info session programs and countries

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PROGRAMS AND COUNTRIES

Honduras

Programs offered in each country

  • Architecture

    Business

    Dental

    Engineering

    Medical

    Microfinance

    Public Health

    Water

Nicaragua

Panama

Ghana

Dental

Medical

Microfinance

Water

Business

Dental

Environmental

Human Rights

Medical

  • Microfinance

Medical

Public Health


Medical brigades info session programs and countries1

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PROGRAMS AND COUNTRIES

Honduras

Programs offered in each country

  • Architecture

    Business

    Dental

    Engineering

    Medical

    Microfinance

    Public Health

    Water

Nicaragua

Panama

Ghana

Dental

Medical

Microfinance

Water

Business

Dental

Environmental

Human Rights

Medical

Medical

Public Health


Medical brigades information session month day year

WHY HONDURAS?


Medical brigades info session rural honduras statistics

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – RURAL HONDURAS STATISTICS

  • Average level of education is approximately 5th grade

  • Typically no doctors in a 20 mile radius

  • 80% of the population has no access to a dentist

  • 70% have no access to public sanitary services

  • Typical families have less than3 gallons of water per day to use

  • Limited to no access to financial services

BELIZE

GUATEMALA

HONDURAS

EL SALVADOR

NICARAGUA

COSTA RICA

PANAMA


Medical brigades info session rural honduras statistics1

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – RURAL HONDURAS STATISTICS

1 in 5 people in rural Honduras

do not have access to healthcare


Medical brigades info session location

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION - LOCATION

  • Every 10,000 Hondurans only have access to the following healthcare resources:

4 DOCTORS 1 DENTIST 10 NURSES


Medical brigades information session month day year

80% OF CHILDREN

ARE IN ONE OF

THREE STAGES OF MALNUTRUTION


Medical brigades info session location1

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION - LOCATION

24 PEOPLERECEIVE ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE

FOR EVERY ONE MEDICAL

VOLUNTEER

=


Medical brigades info session impact of medical brigades

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – IMPACT OF MEDICAL BRIGADES

ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE

  • Reduces need to walk hours or sometimes days away for common medical check-ups and emergency procedures

  • Allows for the practice of preventative health care

  • Creates healthier, more productive lives

    ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE AFFECTS

  • Sanitation and hygiene

  • Economic potential

  • Future health outcomes


Medical brigades information session month day year

HOW DOMEDICALBRIGADES HELP?


Medical brigades info session what is medical brigades

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – WHAT IS MEDICAL BRIGADES?

MEDICAL BRIGADES

  • Provides communities with access to doctors and medicine at least twice a year

  • Through 7 day brigades, community members receive doctor consultations, gynecology clinics, medicine, and health education workshops

  • Community Health Workers are trained in selectedcommunities to help provide follow-up care and refer medical emergencies between brigades

  • Patient referrals


Medical brigades info session project sustainability

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PROJECT SUSTAINABILITY

COMMUNITY SELECTION

  • Based on

    - Need

    - Access to medical care

    - Community commitment

    SUSTAINABILITY ASPECTS

  • Establish Community Health Workers (CHWs)

    - Local community members

    • Patient Referral Program

      • - Donors fund medical care that falls outside scope of brigades

  • In country staff

    - Lead your Brigade

    - Train CHWs and follow up with communities after brigades

    - Select future communities to work with

    • - Plan and prepare in-country logistics before arrival


Medical brigades info session medical team

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – MEDICAL TEAM

MEDICAL BRIGADES TEAM

  • Leads your brigade

  • Performs community follow-up

  • Build community relations

    - Works with community in preparation for brigade arrival

  • Helps chapters with brigade preparation


Medical brigades information session month day year

HOW CAN YOU

HELP?


Dental brigades info session why we want you

DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – WHY WE WANT YOU

YOUR BENEFITS

  • Contribute to sustainable change

    - Provide a community access to healthcare

  • Real-life experience

  • - Intake & triage of patients

    - Shadow doctors

    - Lead preventative healthcare workshops

    - Participate in clinic pharmacy

    - Spanish language immersion

    - International development experience

    COMMUNITY BENEFITS

  • Empowerment

    - Students empower communities

    - Reinforce communities’ commitments to their health

  • Access to Healthcare

  • Chronic Disease Care

  • Women’s Health Services

  • Health Education


Medical brigades information session month day year

WHAT DOES A

BRIGADE LOOK LIKE?


Medical brigades info session itinerary

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ITINERARY

ONE-WEEK MEDICAL BRIGADE COMPONENTS

  • Volunteers work with licensed health care professionals

  • Brigades visit communities over 3 consecutive days

  • Volunteers & health professionals use Open MRS data software to track patient information and care

  • Volunteers help run each of the following stations:- Intake

    - Triage

    - Doctor consultation and gynecology station

    - Dental consultation

    - Prescription drop-off

    - Healthcare education workshops

    - Prescription pick-up and directions


Medical brigades info session clinic stations

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CLINIC STATIONS

IN-TAKE STATION

Volunteers record the following information from each patient using the Open MRS system:

  • Name, Age, Gender

  • Community Residence & Date of Visit


Medical brigades info session clinic stations1

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CLINIC STATIONS

TRIAGE STATION

Below are some of the items volunteers may record for each patient:

  • Vitals & Chief complaints

  • Blood pressure

  • Allergies & Family History


Medical brigades info session clinic stations2

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CLINIC STATIONS

CONSULTATION STATION

  • Doctors diagnose & prescribe medication to patients

  • Students shadow and ask questionsthroughout consultation

  • Every Brigade now has a gynecology station for pap smears (female students may observe)


Medical brigades info session clinic stations3

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CLINIC STATIONS

DENTAL STATION

  • Dentists perform tooth extractions, cleanings, and occasional cleanings

  • Students shadow and ask questions and help sterilize instruments

  • Students lead children's dental hygiene charla and provide fluoride treatments


Medical brigades info session clinic stations4

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CLINIC STATIONS

EDUCATION STATION

  • While Prescriptions are filled, patients receive public health education

    - Dental Care

    - Understanding Personal Health

    - Preventative Care

  • Student volunteers run children's charla, community members run adult charla


Medical brigades info session clinic stations5

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CLINIC STATIONS

PRESCRIPTION PICK-UP STATION

  • Patients pick up prescriptions, volunteers provide the following instructions

    - Types of Medications

    - Dosage Amounts

    - Directions for Medication Usage


Medical brigades information session month day year

HOW DO I SIGN

UP?


Medical brigades info session total contribution

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – TOTAL CONTRIBUTION

HOW IS YOUR MEDICAL BRIGADE FUNDED?

  • Volunteers’ Program Contribution:

    - $780 (Honduras)

    - Brigade expenses

    - Program sustainability

    - Airfare: Variable

    PROGRAM CONTRIBUTION DETAILS

  • 7 day program

  • Accommodations & meals (vegetarian options available)

  • Clean drinking water

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off

  • In-country transportation

  • Spanish translators and coordinators, and security

  • Program sustainability and follow-up between brigades


Medical brigades info session resources for you

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – RESOURCES FOR YOU

FUNDRAISING TOOL www.empowered.org

  • Send links of brigade project information to donors

  • Create personalized profile to share with your donors

  • Track donation progress on individual and group level

  • STUDENT RESOURCE SITE https://www.globalbrigades.org/volunteer-tools-home

  • Brigade planning materials

  • Frequently asked questions

    IN-COUNTRY ADVISING TEAM

  • Team of trained staff in Nicaragua

  • Share best practices for brigade preparation

  • Provide information about brigade and community


Medical brigades info session contact information

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact your advisor for information about Medical Brigades in Honduras!

Don’t know who your advisor is?

[email protected]


Medical brigades info session join the next brigade

MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – JOIN THE NEXT BRIGADE

NAME LAST NAME

President

Email

Phone Number

NAME LAST NAME

President

Email

Phone Number


Questions

QUESTIONS?

QUESTIONS?

Don’t Hesitate to Ask


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