Brigading for Better Health
Sadly our Brigades to Honduras in March of 2020 and Greece in May of 2020 were cancelled out of safety concerns for the people of these nations. Last year, for the first time we completed two Brigades. In March, we traveled to Honduras where we facilitated our medical and dental clinics and worked on nine public health projects. Our clinics this year took us to the El Chichicaste and San Francisco communities where we saw nearly 1600 patients. We worked in groups of six to complete nine public health projects in the beautiful community of Suyapa. In May, we traveled to Ghana where we were able to work in the Ekumpoano community to provide medical clinics and complete six public health projects.As a result of Covid-19 we will not be travelling abroad during the 2020-2021 academic year. We hope to travel again during the 2021-2022 term with a goal of Honduras over Spring Break 2022 and goal of Greece in late spring of 2022.
"It speaks great volumes about the quality of our university and the commitment of our students." - President E. Gordon Gee
More About Brigades
During the first half of the Global Brigades experience, students are tasked with responsibilities such as intake, triage, consultation, pharmacy, and charla.Learn More
While tasked with Medical Brigade responsibilities, students are additionally tasked with assisting dental workers in providing dental care to patients.Learn More
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.Learn More
WVU Medical and Dental Global Brigades Highlights
A first-hand look into some of the events West Virginia University's Global Brigaders experienced in rural Nicaragua.
WVU Global Medical and Dental Brigades
To learn more about Global Brigades, check out their home page.Learn More