Medical Brigades at Brooklyn College
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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