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Organization: Global Brigades USA
Program: Public Health Brigades
PHB at UCSD is a chapter of Global Brigades, the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The UCSD 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. The brigade begins with an introduction to the challenges that face community members. The following days the volunteers travel to one of Global Brigades' partner communities to implement health education, meet with community leaders, conduct survey research, and work alongside the community as an international team to construct four health projects.
Public Health Brigades (PHB) is an international network of college students and professionals that volunteer to design and implement public health solutions in the developing world. In collaboration with Medical and Water Brigades, this program empowers volunteers to build relationships with rural communities and create integrated projects to combat the threat of disease and the challenge of limited resources. Our holistic model focuses on education and infrastructural development to ensure sustainability. PHB empowers volunteers with the material, know-how, and support to deliver solutions that provide value while preserving local culture and conserving the environment.