Medical Brigades at Foothill College

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    Medical Brigades at Foothill College is a discipline of Global Brigades, the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The Foothill College 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.

    Medical Brigades is a program within Global Brigades. Medical Brigades works with licenses 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, and Panama.




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Los Altos, California, United States

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Members ( 32)
Recent Initiative

Foothill Medical/Dental Brigade August 2014

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, use data informatics to log and access patient histories, shadow and assist licensed physicians and dentists, participate in preventive health education, and fill prescriptions under a licensed pharmacist. Volunteers will become familiar with the prevalent health issues in their community and learn about implementing sustainable models 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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