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Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. As a secular, international nonprofit organization, we mobilize student volunteers and professionals to empower communities in developing countries with programs that improve quality of life while respecting local culture and improving the environment.
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Website http://gmdb.studentorgs.wvu.edu/

Phone 304-218-1280

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Recent Initiative
WVU Medical/Dental Brigades Honduras, 2014
$7,702 of $67,500
11% of goal
Completed, Thank You!
45 volunteers needed
100% of goal

When: Mar 09 2014 12:00 AM to Mar 15 2014 12:00 AM

Volunteer Activity Description:
Volunteers on Medical and Dental Brigades work closely together with licensed medical and dental professionals to provide quality health initiatives to a community that otherwise has limited access to health care. Volunteers 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 receives a physician consultation, public health talk, and prescribed medicines as well as have access to PAP smears, prostate exams and restorative dental care as necessary. Children, in addition, receive teeth cleaning, a fluoride treatment, and vitamins necessary for proper growth and development. Volunteers 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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Nancy Amador

Made a donation to WVU Medical/Dental Brigades Honduras, 2014 on behalf of whitney colvin
Feb 18, 2014

whitney colvin

Made a $100 donation to WVU Medical/Dental Brigades Honduras, 2014
Feb 01, 2014

Tara Forrest

Made a $550 donation to WVU Medical/Dental Brigades Honduras, 2014
Jan 19, 2014

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Made a donation to WVU Medical/Dental Brigades Honduras, 2014 on behalf of Mark Hatala
Jan 19, 2014