Volunteer Activity Description
Public Health volunteers spend 7 days in Honduras, improving basic home infrastructure and providing health education to help reduce the incidences of life-threatening, but preventable, diseases in a rural community. With an understanding of the holistic model that focuses on education, community health sustainability and infrastructural development, volunteers first receive a comprehensive introduction to the country\'s public health challenges and the Public Health program\'s ground-up solution. They will take a tour of the community Public Health is currently working in, introduce themselves to the beneficiary families, and meet with the Basic Sanitation Committee (CSB). Then, working side-by-side with community members and local masons, volunteers construct four infrastructure projects meant to improve the health of the home and surrounding environment: eco-stoves, latrines, pilas (water storage units), and concrete floors. Additionally, as a key component of the program, Public Health volunteers collaborate with the Basic Sanitation Committee and local teachers to help provide community-wide education workshops and training, proliferating sanitation and hygiene practices and empowering families with both the knowledge and tools to live healthier lives.
Elhaum Rezaii donated $488 to Elhaum Rezaii 189 days ago
joshua pann donated $100 to Elhaum Rezaii 191 days ago
joshua pann donated $44 to Elhaum Rezaii 261 days ago
Elhaum Rezaii donated $757 to Elhaum Rezaii 264 days ago
Elhaum Rezaii joined UC Davis Public Health Brigade June 2013 Honduras
272 days ago