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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Upcoming Initiative
Grinnell College Medical/Dental/Public Health Brigade March 2015 Nicaragua
$0 of $50,000
0% of goal
238 Days to Go
30 volunteers needed
10% of goal

When: Mar 19 2015 12:00 AM to Mar 27 2015 11:30 PM

Volunteer Activity Description:
Medical Brigade volunteers have the opportunity to shadow licensed doctors in medical consultations and assist in a pharmacy under the direction of licensed pharmacists. Each of our partner community receives a brigade every 3 to 4 months where hundreds of patients are treated and volunteers deliver public health workshops. Between brigades our in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and to conduct Community Health Worker (CHW) trainings to empower local leaders to sustain a consistent level of healthcare. Electronic patient records are collected for future visitations and to monitor overall community health trends.