Medical Brigade at California State University, Bakersfield

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    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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California State University Bakersfield Medical Brigade June 2016 Nicaragua

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Global Brigades offers 7-9 day Medical Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua. During a Medical Brigade, volunteers have the opportunity to take vitals and patient history in triage, shadow licensed doctors in medical consultations, and assist in a pharmacy under the direction of licensed pharmacists. Each of our partner communities receives a brigade approximately twice a year. 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.
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