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  • Most are located in the State of Paraiso within driving distance from our compound, one hour east of the capital Tegucigalpa We only work in communities where we ’ve been invited and have strong relationships with community leaders to help coordinate and promote the brigade before we arrive Global Brigades chooses villages in need of extensive health infrastruce and is commited over the 5 years, to develop complete clean water systems and renovate all houses to include concrete floors, clean-burning stoves, latrines and water storage units in 20 of our villages
  • Location is typically a community school or church Triage Notes: Triage: BP, Allergies, Weight, Main Complaints Temperature on babies and elderly Sugar on diabetics and elderly BP on anyone over 40 Basic knowledge of Spanish is helpful here for communication reasons and because some of the names may be unfamiliar. Consultation Notes: Consultation: Doctors diagnose patients and prescribe appropriate prescriptions Students can either act as translators for the doctor or they may shadow the doctor. Both positions offers students a first hand experience in medicine. Doctors only treat cases within the abilities of the brigade. If further treatment is required, patients will be referred to Cl ί nica Santa Rosa de Lima. Pharmacy Notes: Prescriptions are filled by students under the supervision of a doctor or pharmacist. They will approve the final product and answer any student questions. All patient records need to be entered into our database. This information is used to generate our final report. Separate medicines by class Assign group volunteers to fill prescriptions Receive prescriptions from patients throughout the day and fill accordingly- keep families together When in doubt, go back to the medical professional who wrote the prescription and ask Make sure all patients thoroughly understand the directions for the medicines they are prescribed via translators Dental Station Notes: Often patients will walk hours looking for dental care at a brigade. As such, we strongly encourage Medical Brigades to recruit Dentists and pre-dental students to supplement a Medical Brigade.
  • Goals of PH Education: Emphasize crucial role of the patient in improving and maintaining his or her own health status Increase the early detection of certain clinical conditions and diseases Encourage the patient's use of effective prevention and treatment regimens Increase the patient's understanding of his or her own health status   Involve the patient in a team-approach to his or her health care
  • *Global Brigades is 100% student funded and led. We are not reliant on any outside donations or grants to perpetuate our programming. As such, we focus on empowering students with the tools and resources to solicit support for their individual brigades. The "sustainability expense" enables us to maintain offices in Honduras, hire full-time native directors, provide housing for our long-term volunteers and manage the relationships and health trends in the communities we serve year-round.
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    1. 1. At Montclair State University Medical | Dental | Public Health | Water | Business | Law | Architecture | Environment
    2. 2. Agenda About Us About Us Where? What? How? Help About Us <ul><li>Overview of Global Brigades </li></ul><ul><li>What is a Brigade? </li></ul><ul><li>Where we serve </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodations </li></ul><ul><li>Program Fee </li></ul>Where? What? <ul><li>How a Medical Brigade works </li></ul><ul><li>Global Brigades programs </li></ul><ul><li>How to get involved </li></ul><ul><li>7-day itinerary </li></ul><ul><li>Village Selection </li></ul>How? Help
    3. 3. About Us Overview Where? What? How? Help About Us Global Brigades (GB) is a secular, 501c3 nonprofit organization that empowers university students and professionals to provide communities in developing countries with sustainable solutions that improve quality of life while respecting local culture and improving the environment. In 2008, more than 2,000 volunteers from 100 of our university clubs participated on a BRIGADE to provide health and community development solutions to more than 50,000 beneficiaries in Central America, Ghana, India and Vietnam.
    4. 4. Organizational Overview Overview Where? What? How? Help About Us Medical Brigades Dental Brigades Water Brigades Public Health Brigades Microfinance Business Brigades Law Brigades Architecture Brigades Environmental Brigades Health (Honduras) Development (Panama)
    5. 5. Where? Where we serve Honduras <ul><li>Second poorest country in Western Hemisphere </li></ul><ul><li>Population living below US$1 a day (%): 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Population living below US$2 a day (%): 80 </li></ul><ul><li>Poor access to health care </li></ul><ul><li>Doctor to patient ratio: 1:1,667 </li></ul><ul><li>Half of rural population without access to health care </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 7.6 million </li></ul><ul><li>Infant Mortality Rate: 24.61 deaths/1,000 live births </li></ul><ul><li>Total Fertility Rate: 3.38 children born/woman </li></ul>
    6. 6. Where? Who we serve Village Selection Close relationships with community leaders Need Location Lack of access to healthcare Close proximity to student accommodations Collaboration
    7. 7. What? What is a Medical Brigade? Click here the picture below to view our GMB introductory video on YouTube
    8. 8. What? How a Medical Brigade Works In-take Triage Consultation Pharmacy Med Directions Dental Station
    9. 9. <ul><li>“ Education is a social process…Education is growth…Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.” </li></ul><ul><li>– John Dewey </li></ul>What? Public Health Education Preventive health services education programs are designed to enhance the patient's self-awareness and responsibility toward developing and maintaining healthier lifestyles. These programs provide education to help patients understand the role they play in their health and wellness.
    10. 10. What? Data Informatics System <ul><ul><li>Each medical brigade station has laptops where patient information is entered and routed via a local server to the next station. Records are ultimately stored for follow up and to track patient history and studied to discover health trends in the villages we serve </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. How? Accommodations Posada Azul , Nuevo Paraiso, and Hacienda <ul><li>Electricity, showers, and linens </li></ul><ul><li>Laundry and room cleaning </li></ul><ul><li>Private chefs prepare nutritious food </li></ul><ul><li>Security on duty </li></ul><ul><li>Internet cafe </li></ul>Three primary residences Link to Accommodations Video: Nuevo Paraiso Link to Accommodations Video: Hacienda
    12. 12. How? 7 Day Itinerary Day 1 - Arrival <ul><li>Noon: Flight arrives in Tegucigalpa </li></ul><ul><li>1:00pm: Transport to accommodations </li></ul><ul><li>2:00pm: Lunch and settle into housing </li></ul><ul><li>3:00pm: Meet & greet Honduran Team </li></ul><ul><li>Rules and expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation on GB </li></ul><ul><li>4:00pm: Unpack/sort medicine </li></ul><ul><li>6:00pm: Dinner </li></ul><ul><li>8:00pm: Night time bonding </li></ul>
    13. 13. How? 7 Day Itinerary Day 2 – Brigade Prep <ul><li>8:00am: Breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>9:00am: Tour of Nuevo Paraiso </li></ul><ul><li>Play time with orphans </li></ul><ul><li>Soccer with Flor Azul </li></ul><ul><li>12:00pm: Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>1:00pm: Medicine Packing </li></ul><ul><li>Packing pills and labeling </li></ul><ul><li>6:00pm: Dinner </li></ul><ul><li>8:00pm: Night time bonding </li></ul>
    14. 14. How? 7 Day Itinerary Days 3, 4, and 5 – Medical Brigades <ul><li>7:00am: Breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>8:00am: Travel to community </li></ul><ul><li>Setup medical clinic </li></ul><ul><li>Provide care to patients </li></ul><ul><li>12:00pm: Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>1:00pm: Continue Medical Brigade </li></ul><ul><li>4:00pm: Leave once all are cared for </li></ul><ul><li>6:00pm: Dinner </li></ul><ul><li>7:00pm: Post-brigade organizing </li></ul><ul><li>Flag medical records </li></ul><ul><li>Sort medicines </li></ul><ul><li>Hand-off patient records for </li></ul><ul><li>follow-up to MD ’s </li></ul>
    15. 15. How? 7 Day Itinerary Day 6 – Relax, unwind, and sightsee <ul><li>8:00am: Breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>9:00am: Travel to Tegucigalpa </li></ul><ul><li>Visit artisan community </li></ul><ul><li>Souvenir shopping </li></ul><ul><li>12:00pm: Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>4:00pm: Travel back to Nuevo Paraiso </li></ul><ul><li>5:00pm: Free time </li></ul><ul><li>6:00pm: Dinner </li></ul><ul><li>7:00pm: Sponsorship program discussion </li></ul><ul><li>8:00pm: FIESTA! </li></ul>
    16. 16. How? 7 Day Itinerary Day 7 – Depart 8:00am: Breakfast 9:00am: Travel to Tegucigalpa 10:00am: Visit Pedro Atala Orphanage 11:00am: Leave to airport
    17. 17. Help Program Costs Medical Brigades in Honduras Total Cost: $750 + airfare
    18. 18. Help Contact Information Join the next Medical Brigade! Contact one of the following GMB officers: Photo Here Photo Here President Phone Number: 862 686 9979 Vice President Phone Number: 862 368 5490 Name: Crystabel Polanco Name: Nathalie Santos
    19. 19. Help Contact Information Join the next Medical Brigade! Contact one of the following GMB officers: Photo Here Photo Here Secretary Phone Number: 973 508 0935 Treasurer Phone Number: 973 908 4313 Name: Christina Cabrita Name: Sylwia Polak