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Mission

To provide free healthcare, medical access, and education for the under-served populations and indigenous communities of Nicaragua, Ghana, Honduras, and Panama.

Provide higher education students with the opportunity to shadow rural healthcare professionals.

Work to improve overall quality of life in the rural regions through engaging in preventative medicine practices, employing the holistic model, and assessing the needs of citizens through the accessible resources.

Contribute to the Global Brigades multidimensional approach to empowering communities to sustain themselves.

Triage of Clinics

INTAKE: Local community volunteers work to record basic information (i.e. name, age, date of birth, community, etc.) on a patient intake sheet and patients are registered for Triage.

Nicaragua Intake

TRIAGE: Brigaders take basic medical data/information including blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, height, and weight.

Triage

CONSULTATION: Observe doctors speaking with patients about ailments and other issues, provide prescriptions, administer doses of Albendazole (an anti-parasitic), and arrange referrals. Record patient diagnoses and prescriptions while communicating directly with doctors regarding patient symptoms.

Consultation

DENTAL: Observe dentists providing dental check-up and care such as tooth extraction, cleaning and fluoride treatment; as well as arrange necessary referrals. Brigaders work to assist dentists in recording data sheets and administering treatment to patients.

Dental Clinics

PHARMACY: Pack and distribute medications according to the prescriptions. Organize and upkeep medical supplies while work along-side the pharmacist for efficient distribution.

Pharmacy

CHARLA: Prepare and present an informative lecture in Spanish to local children on good and bad habits, such as washing hands, brushing teeth, and the effects of drinking soda. Pre-departure preparation is provided to enhance this vital educational component and allow Brigaders to engage with the children more effectively.

Nicaragua Charla

PUBLIC HEALTH: Work with community members and volunteers to improve the overall infrastructure within the homes of citizens by constructing eco-stoves, latrines, water storage units, showers, and concrete floors. These improvements may prevent some of the the common illnesses seen in clinics.

Cement Mixing