Medical Brigade at California State University, Bakersfield

  • About
    Medical Brigades at California State University Bakersfield is a discipline of Global Brigades, the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The CSUB 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, Panamanian, and Nicaraguan community members annually.

    Medical Brigades is a program within Global Brigades. Medical Brigades works with licensed medical professionals and community health workers to provide comprehensive health services in rural communities with limited access to health care. Our current focus is in Honduras, Ghana, Panama, and Nicaragua.




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Bakersfield, California, United States

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Members (25)
Recent Initiative

CSU Bakersfield Medical brigade Ghana August 2013

Volunteer Activity Description
Global Medical and Dental Brigades in Ghana work alongside each other on a 10-day long brigade in under-resourced communities around the central region of Ghana. Each medical and dental brigade incorporates a public health portion at the end of the 4 clinical days. The 10-day medical and public health brigade provides volunteers with the opportunity to make a tangible impact on communities while gaining hands-on experience in the field of international medicine. Prior to travel, volunteers collect medicines, recruit health professionals and fundraise. Once in Ghana, the team will visit one partner community to administer a 3-4 day-long clinic and conduct health workshops. During clinical days, community members are able to consult doctors and dentists, fill any necessary prescriptions, receive necessary dental care, and sit-in on health education lectures
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