Medical/Dental Brigades at West Virginia University



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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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115

Members

of this Chapter


$230,600

Fundraised

in Program Contributions

Contact

United States

http://gmdb.studentorgs.wvu.edu/

304-218-1280

wvu.gmb@globalbrigades.org

Staff ( 4)
Members ( 115)
Upcoming Initiative

West Virginia University Medical/Dental Brigade March 2015 Panama


Volunteer Activity Description
Global Brigades offers 7 day Medical Brigades for volunteers to participate in throughout the year. 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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