El Peñón is a testament to how positive change can happen when organizations and individuals invest in a community’s sustainable development. Check out the history and accomplishments with Medical Brigades and the community of El Peñón in Panama.
By Program Associate Erin Barnett in Honduras One major barrier to accessible healthcare in Honduras is understaffed healthcare providers in rural communities. While the CDC estimates physician population density to be .37 physicians per 1000 population in Honduras, the majority …
By Maddison Staszkiewicz, Monitoring & Evaluation Program Associate in Honduras Community Health Worker Conferences are an opportunity for Community Health Workers (CHWs) from the same region of Honduras to come together to learn about aspects of health care, practice their s…
TREATING ELIESER Beginnings of a New Referral System Brittany Estok, 04/14/2010 Every year Global Medical Brigades continues to expand by bringing thousands of volunteers that see and treat tens of thousands of patients. Not only is GMB expanding in numbers, but we are also increasing the quality of care provided. One way we are working […]
Dan Bradley came on a medical brigade with New York University this August, and shot a short informational video to show what GMB is all about… (Also make sure to check out NYU’s Global Brigades Blog: www.nyubrigades.org) [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/xr11_KPFx7I” width=”425″ height=”344″ allowfullscreen=”true” fvars=”fs=1″ /]
Global Brigades partner, Friends of Honduran Children (FoCH) is a thriving non-profit organization based in Peterborough, Ontario in Canada that annually organizes three Medical Brigades. In the last eight years, Dr. Hardy Friesen has been instrumental with the development of FoHC Medical Brigades. Under his direction, FoHC Medical Brigades provided $1 million worth of medicine […]
Paul Jones is a 2nd year medical student at McMaster University who recently joined the founding Board of Global Brigades Canada. He brings his experience from Medical Brigades with Friends of Honduran Children as well as his social entrepreneurship experience with Students Offering Support to Global Brigades. Our journey began at 1 am on a […]