Public Health - Global Brigades

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This is a presentation I created to guide and prepare students and volunteers alike who just arrived to Panama to complete a public health brigade for Global Brigades (the largest student led non for profit in the world). I was the coordinator for the public health program for 2013, and would appreciate all credit to me if you use it to guide your fellow students if you want to do a PH brigade in Panama!

I no longer work here, but can answer questions concerning how the experience can be!

Maggen J. Martínez
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  • Oh, and thank you to the community nocó, Benicio Pacheco, for helping us
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  • All images were taken by me! Thanks to Aurelio, Didiel, Stephanie, and the students from NYC! The community this was built in was Emberá Puru, in Darién, Panama, at their elementary school. The painting of the doors, latrine, and boulder were my original idea!

    Have fun everyone. If you see the last photo, I am the one in the black shirt at the left at the front, sitting on the ground. I really miss building, getting dirty, and guiding and teaching in these communities...my goal is to work there in the future but as a psychologist!
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Public Health - Global Brigades

  1. 1. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 Global Brigades, Inc Copyright 2009
  2. 2. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 History Global Brigades' public health program started as a pilot with the environmental program, addressing to the community of Platanilla in Panama Este where 3 latrines were built. It was initiated by Michelle and Elizabeth (a Peace Corps volunteer), and coordinated by Tania and Carlos Moreno at the beginning of 2012.
  3. 3. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 Panama strives to better family and community states of health in Panama Este/Darien region through: •empowerment of local health committees and the •promotion of health education •improved household health infrastructure. Mission Health is the word, and it should be taught to everyone!
  4. 4. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 Reduce by 20% the incidence of gastrointestinal illnesses due to fecal contact in communities Vision
  5. 5. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 Improve families household's human waste situation in an environmentally sustainable manner. Objectives • Education • Emphasizing consequences and importance
  6. 6. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 SO WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO GET THERE?
  7. 7. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 Work intensively with schools to expand and construct composting latrines for them.
  8. 8. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 Implement a water harvesting system to provide safe drinking water for schools. Sketchup design by environmental engineer Frank Lopez
  9. 9. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 Increase level of knowledge in children and adults of the community in reference to topics on public health.
  10. 10. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 Construct a composting latrine for a family with limited resources for every two schools that receive a composting latrine.
  11. 11. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 Legal Requirements Resolución No. 78, de 24 de agosto de 1998. Por la cual se aprueba en todas sus partes la norma para la ubicación, construcción de letrinas y requisitos sanitarios que deben cumplir. (G. O. 23,621) “ ”
  12. 12. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 The resolution is divided into two sections, with a total of 11 articles. •Section 1: definition of a latrine •Section 2: Requirements for location, construction, and installation.
  13. 13. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 Article 2 Consideration to urbanization Article 3 Authority in design Article 5 Location of latrine Article 6 Distance from water source Article 7 Distance of latrine to phreatic zone Article 8 Distance of latrine from building Article 9 Latrine maintenance Article 10 Infractions
  14. 14. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 Image from MANUAL PARA LA LETRINA ABONERA Y LETRINA DE HUECO – Cuerpo de Paz 2011
  15. 15. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 CONSTRUCTION TIME!
  16. 16. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 DAY 1
  17. 17. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 1.
  18. 18. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 2.
  19. 19. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 3.
  20. 20. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 4.
  21. 21. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 DAY 2
  22. 22. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 1.
  23. 23. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 2.
  24. 24. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 3.
  25. 25. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 4.
  26. 26. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 DAY 3
  27. 27. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009
  28. 28. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 2.
  29. 29. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 3.
  30. 30. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 FINAL RESULT!
  31. 31. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 KEEP TOOLS CLEAN!
  32. 32. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 WORK TIPS
  33. 33. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 Wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty! Wear closed shoes
  34. 34. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 This Panamanian weather is rough! This Panamanian weather is rough! If you feel weak or dizzy, please take a break and tell your coordinator or available staff about it! Public Health – Panama has had NO major injuries so far, let’s keep it that way!
  35. 35. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 A fun way to teach and learn!
  36. 36. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 Waste management Water Latrine maintenance
  37. 37. Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009Global Brigades, Inc. Copyright 2009 ARE YOU READY?

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