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

This Fall, we have organized a series of fundraising events to reach our goal of providing basic medical services to underserved villages in Panama in June 2012. Through Trick-o-Treating for supplies and medication drives, selling baked goods, bowling, and singing Karaoke we are hoping to fundraise enough to fund the brigade. Additionally, we are collecting supplies and medications that we will need for the brigade.

However, we need your help to meet our goal. We need to send 25 students from Brooklyn College and each students' individual cost is $1670. We are still collecting many needed medication and supplies. If you believe in our cause, please consider donating to our club or sponsoring one of the volunteers. Thank you for supporting our cause.
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Brooklyn College Med/Public Health Nicaragua Jun 14
$51,529 of $0
100% of goal
Completed, Thank You!
25 volunteers needed
100% of goal

When: Jun 06 2014 12:00 AM to Jun 14 2014 12:00 AM

Volunteer Activity Description:
Medical Brigade volunteers set up medical clinics in pre-identified communities to provide healthcare where access is limited. Each community receives a brigade every 3-4 months and between brigades the in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and conducts community health worker trainings to empower local leaders to perpetuate a consistent level of healthcare.

Public Health Brigade volunteers work side-by-side with community members to improve heath in their homes through the construction of eco-stoves, latrines, water storage units, and concrete floors. These projects and public health education taught to the communities help to decrease life threatening diseases.

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