UTSA Medical Brigade August 2013 Honduras


Volunteer Activity Description

Start Date: Aug 20, 2013 12:00 AM
End Date: Aug 26, 2013 12:00 AM

Volunteers on Medical and Dental Brigades work closely together with licensed medical and dental professionals to provide quality health initiatives to a community that otherwise has limited access to health care. Volunteers spend three days in a community in order to optimize the amount of time patients are able to spend with the physicians and dentists. Each patient receives a physician consultation, public health talk, and prescribed medicines as well as have access to PAP smears, prostate exams and restorative dental care as necessary. Children, in addition, receive teeth cleaning, a fluoride treatment, and vitamins necessary for proper growth and development. Volunteers have the opportunity to take patient vitals, obtain patient history and current symptoms, shadow and assist licensed physicians and dentists, participate in preventative education, and fill prescriptions under a licensed pharmacist. Volunteers will become familiar with the prevalent health issues in their community and learn about how to prevent and treat those illnesses. These brigades provide each volunteer with the opportunity to make a tangible impact on a specific community while gaining real life experience in the field of international medicine and dentistry.

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of $37,500.00

in donations needed to reach the Initiative Goal


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100% Complete (success)

of 25

volunteers needed to reach the Initiative Goal

Amarachi Mbaorji

Passionate about: Caring for people

Anjana Singh

Passionate about: Spreading kindness, and improving human health.

Ashley Sareen

Passionate about: People, medicine, animals, Spanish, art, and food

Carla Ilie

Passionate about: Helping the unfortunate, and seeing the world and how other who are not so privilege live.
Kay Shaffer donated $100 1133 days ago
Jennifer Reed donated $50 1137 days ago
Anjana Singh donated $100 1137 days ago
Yesenia Jaramillo donated $75 1138 days ago
Robin Moore donated $50 1139 days ago

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