Medical Brigades is a chapter of Global Brigades, the world\'s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The Brown 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.

Global Medical Brigades develops sustainable health initiatives and provides relief where there is limited access to healthcare. Each community receives a brigade every 3 to 4 months where hundreds of patients are treated and volunteers deliver public health workshops. Electronic patient records are collected for future visitations and to monitor overall community health trends.
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Upcoming Initiative
Brown Medical Brigade January 2015 Honduras
$0 of $0
100% of goal
164 Days to Go
30 volunteers needed
10% of goal

When: Jan 05 2015 12:00 AM to Jan 11 2015 12:00 AM

Volunteer Activity Description:
Volunteers on the Medical and Dental Brigades will be working closely together to provide quality health initiatives to a community that otherwise has limited access to health care. Volunteers will spend three days in a community in order to optimize the amount of time patients are able to spend with the physicians and dentists. Each patient will receive a physician consultation, teeth cleaning and a fluoride treatment as well as have access to pap smears, prostate exams and restorative dental care as necessary. Volunteers will have the opportunity to take patient vitals, obtain patient history and current symptoms, shadow and assist licensed physicians and dentists, participate in preventative education, and fill prescriptions under a licensed pharmacist. Volunteers will become familiar with the prevalent health issues in their community and learn about how to prevent and treat those illnesses. These brigades provide each volunteer with the opportunity to make a tangible impact on a specific community while gaining real life experience in the field of international medicine and dentistry.

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Arianna Lanpher

Joined the initiative: Brown Medical Brigade January 2015 Honduras
Jul 20, 2014

Connie Liou

Joined the initiative: Brown Medical Brigade January 2015 Honduras
Jul 13, 2014

Darius Chyou

Joined the initiative: Brown Medical Brigade January 2015 Honduras
Jul 08, 2014

Clare Mengebier

Created the volunteer activity: Brown Medical Brigade January 2015 Honduras
May 05, 2014

Joyce Kim

Made a $669 donation to Brown Medical/Dental March 2014 Panama
Apr 22, 2014