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Grinnell College is a chapter of Global Brigades, the world\'s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. This university chapter systematically works with more than 300 other university groups around the world to deliver and implement one of nine skill-based programs that benefit more than 130,000 Honduran and Panamanian community members annually.

Students participating in Medical/Dental Brigades empower rural communities in Honduras, Panama and Ghana by providing comprehensive health services to those with limited access to healthcare. We mobilize licensed medical professionals, community health workers, and thousands of student volunteers annually to facilitate much-needed Medical and Dental Brigades.
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Grinnell Medical and Dental Brigade March 2013
$51,844 of $40,000
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25 volunteers needed
100% of goal

When: Mar 16 2013 12:00 AM to Mar 22 2013 11:30 PM

Volunteer Activity Description:
Medical Brigade volunteers will set up temporary clinics in pre-identified communities in Eastern Panama to provide healthcare where access is limited. Each community receives a brigade every 3-4 months. Students on the brigade are given the opportunity to shadow licensed health care professionals while learning about local Panamanian culture. A typical Medical/Dental Brigade clinic consists of six stations: Intake, Triage, Consultation, Dental, Charla (health education), and Pharmacy. Electronic patient records are collected during the brigade to ensure patient follow-up as well as to monitor overall community health trends. Between brigades, the in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and conduct community health worker training aimed at empowering local leaders to perpetuate a consistent level of health care. For every student who volunteers on a Global Medical Brigade, sixty patients can see a doctor who otherwise would not be able to.

Dental Brigade volunteers will accompany a Medical Brigade in setting up temporary clinics in pre-identified communities in Eastern Panama. Each Dental Brigade will be accompanied by at least one Panamanian Dental Surgeon trained to provide immediate relief through dental extractions. Students will help perpetuate a sustainable dental initiative by providing preventative fluoride treatments, cleanings, and educational programs.

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Xiaoxi Yang

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Mar 14, 2013

Tanya Santiago

Made a $540 donation to Grinnell Medical and Dental Brigade March 2013
Mar 11, 2013

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Made a donation to Grinnell Medical and Dental Brigade March 2013 on behalf of Emily Boydston
Mar 06, 2013

Brendan Byrne

Made a $540 donation to Grinnell Medical and Dental Brigade March 2013
Mar 02, 2013

Collin Kramer

Made a $540 donation to Grinnell Medical and Dental Brigade March 2013
Mar 02, 2013