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Medical Brigades at University of New Hampshire is a chapter of Global Brigades, the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The UNH 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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UNH Medical/Dental Brigade Panama JAN 2015
$10,175 of $0
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25 volunteers needed
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When: Jan 10 2015 12:00 AM to Jan 16 2015 12:00 AM

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Medical Brigades of New Hampshire is a discipline of Global Brigades, the world\'s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The Medical Brigades of New Hampshire chapter systematically works with more than 350 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 Ghanaian community members annually.

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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Made a donation to UNH Medical/Dental Brigade Panama JAN 2015 on behalf of Andrea Fisk
Jul 29, 2014

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Made a donation to UNH Medical/Dental Brigade Panama JAN 2015 on behalf of Garrett Thompson
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Made a donation to UNH Medical/Dental Brigade GHANA Jan 2015 on behalf of Alison Josefiak
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Made a donation to UNH Medical/Dental Brigade GHANA Jan 2015 on behalf of Alison Josefiak
Jul 29, 2014