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Brigading for Better Health

In 2017, Global Medical Brigades and Global Dental Brigades provided medical care to 2,257 patients.

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Global Brigades Group 2017

During Spring Break of 2017, Global Medical and Global Dental Brigades travelled to rural Nicaragua where they performed medical, dental, and public health tasks. Over the course of the trip, students worked with medical professionals to provide medical and dental care to over 2000 patients. Students were tasked with public health initiatives, assisting in the construction of septic tanks, washing stations, and the mixing and laying of concrete flooring.

"It speaks great volumes about the quality of our university and the commitment of our students." - E. Gordon Gee

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Medical Brigades

Medical Brigades

During the first half of the Global Brigades experience, students are tasked with responsibilities such as intake, triage, consultation, pharmacy, and charla.

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Dental Brigades

While tasked with Medical Brigade responsibilities, students are additionally tasked with assisting dental workers in providing dental care to patients.

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Public Health

Public Health Brigades

During the last half of the Global Brigades experience, students are tasked with performing public health services that benefit the community and its members.

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WVU Medical and Dental Global Brigades Highlights

A first-hand look into some of the events West Virginia University's Global Brigaders experienced on their Spring Break trip to rural Nicaragua.

WVU Global Medical and Dental Brigades

To learn more about Global Brigades, check out their home page.

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