Pittsburgh Students PHB March 2013 Honduras


Volunteer Activity Description

Start Date: Mar 9, 2013 12:00 AM
End Date: Mar 15, 2013 12:00 AM

Public Health volunteers spend 7 days in Honduras, improving basic home infrastructure and providing health education to help reduce the incidences of life-threatening, but preventable, diseases in a rural community. With an understanding of the holistic model that focuses on education, community health sustainability and infrastructural development, volunteers first receive a comprehensive introduction to the country\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s public health challenges and the Public Health program\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s ground-up solution. They will take a tour of the community Public Health is currently working in, introduce themselves to the beneficiary families, and meet with the Basic Sanitation Committee (CSB). Then, working side-by-side with community members and local masons, volunteers construct five infrastructure projects meant to improve the health of the home and surrounding environment: eco-stoves, latrines, pilas (water storage units), showers and concrete floors. Additionally, as a key component of the program, Public Health volunteers collaborate with the Basic Sanitation Committee and local teachers to help provide community-wide education workshops and training, proliferating sanitation and hygiene practices and empowering families with both the knowledge and tools to live healthier lives.

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Eleanor Lloyd

Passionate about: My main mission and passion is to continually improve myself to make myself more useful to the world. By meeting new people and learning new skills and being aware of the struggles people go through ... [Read More]

Leela Chockalingam

Passionate about: Health, Education,
Shaun Ranade donated $275 1301 days ago
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Jean Kim donated $128 1305 days ago
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