Ghana, One Year Later: Water

Rain falls most steadily in Ghana from May to September, and for communities in the Ekumfi District, more rain means more drinking water.

What’s It Like to Host a Student Leadership Conference?

Global Brigades chapters across Canada kicked off 2016 with three inspiring Student Leadership Conferences. Here, University of Toronto Global Brigades shares their experience hosting the Central Canada SLC. By Nadine Narain and Sarah Wheeler, UTGB Executive Board & Conferenc…

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When Small Farmers Succeed, the Global Climate Wins Too

Adaptation is key for a development organization. Just as communities continue to grow and evolve, so must the programs with which they partner. In light of this ever-changing environment, Global Brigades works to constantly analyze and modify our program structure so that commun…

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Remembering Elsi Marisol

It is with great sadness that we share with you the news that our reference patient and sol, Elsi Marisol, passed away on Thursday, November 19.

Campus Chairpersons to Collaborate in Milwaukee

Fostering students’ passion to become better global citizens truly drives our health and development work. That’s why every year, we host events where motivated students can learn to become better global leaders.

Nicaraguan Communities Voice Opinions on International Medical Missions

How do international medical missions measure their impact? At Global Brigades, the result is often quantitative: how many patients are seen per day and how many are seen throughout a brigade. Critics of international medical care often question whether patients benefit from an i…

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Columbia Social Enterprise Conference

By Trudy Lei Last Friday, I was lucky enough to attend Columbia Business School’s Social Enterprise Conference, where I had the opportunity to hear from leaders in the sector, from NYC Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen to former Vice President Al Gore. As an alumna of Global Water Brigade…

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Community Health Volunteers in the Ekumfi District

By Leanna Ehrlich Global Brigades has expanded a great deal in the past decade, but Medical Brigades remain a foundational aspect of the organization. GB now has thousands of volunteers each year, including those who work in eight additional areas of development work. However, pr…

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Increasing Financial Inclusion in the Ekumfi District

By Leanna Ehrlich In rural communities in Ghana, access to reliable and affordable financial services is often unavailable. Many families live on the edge of economic viability due to a lack of financial education, savings services, and reasonable interest rates. These barriers m…

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The Importance of Sustaining Our Water Efforts in Ghana

By Leanna Ehrlich Since 2011, Global Brigades has worked in rural communities in the Central Region of Ghana to improve access to safe and reliable drinking water. Clean water can prevent a wide variety of waterborne illnesses, including giardia, cholera, and typhoid. In Ghana, t…

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