3 de Febrero

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Engineering
  • Water
  • Business
  • Public Health

Overview

3 de Febrero is located within the municipality of Marcovia in the department of Choluteca in southern Honduras. The typical house in this community is made of adobe, cement blocks and bricks, and plastic. The community members work in agricultural and fishing activities to sustain themselves and the children have access to a primary school. Currently, the community does not have an existing water system. The top needs expressed by 3 de Febrero‘s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades are building a water system, improving healthcare access, and public health projects.

Municipality: Marcovia
Department: Choluteca

Homes : 170
Population : 1020
Water System : No
Community Bank : Not Started
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
Community Health Workers : Yes
Homes with Latrines : 0
Education : Up to primary school
Distance from Lodging Facility : 47 KM

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS

The Honduran government provides two different types of health centers throughout rural Honduras: Centros de Salud Médico Odontológico (CESAMOs) and Centros de Salud Rural (CESARs). CESAMOs are the larger of the two, often found in municipalities, and typically have at least one physician on staff at all times with nurses and potentially a dentist. CESARs are found sporadically in rural communities and generally have a single nurse available. Even with this coverage, it is important to note that medications, supplies, and materials are often not available in these health centers and the physician density in Honduras remains around 1,220 people for every one doctor. According to the World Health Organization, there should be a maximum of 435 people per physician to qualify a country as having adequate access to medical attention.

The community members of 3 de Febrero travel 2 km to reach their healthcare center. Whenever they visit the healthcare center, it is not always adequately staffed nor does it always have adequate medications in stock. The most common illnesses children face are common colds, fever, gastrointestinal, and respiratory issues. The most common illnesses seen in adults are respiratory and gastrointestinal issues.

Distance from Nearest Health Center : 2 KM
Community Health Workers : Not Started
Common Illnesses in Children : Common colds, fever, gastrointestinal, and respiratory issues
Common Illnesses in Adults : Gastrointestinal and respiratory issues

Dental

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

DENTAL CARE ACCESS

Working closely with the Medical Program, the Dental Program provides fillings, extractions, and fluoride treatments as a standard part of Medical Brigades. Most community members do not have regular access to dental care due to the lack of a dentist within a reasonable distance.

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in 3 de Febrero but has not yet begun with the Engineering Program. Now in the planning phase, a reliable source of clean water will be identified as soon as feasible, followed by the design of a water solution sufficient to meet the community’s needs for the next 20 years with projected population growth.

Water System : No
Type of System : None
% Homes with Access to Water : 0%
Water Council : Yes
Number of Members : 2

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in 3 de Febrero but has not yet begun with the Water Program. Now in the planning phase, the Water Program will begin implementing a new water system following the Engineering Program’s evaluation and recommendations.

Water System : No
Type of System : None
% Homes with Access to Water : 0%
Water Council : Yes
Number of Members : 2

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in 3 de Febrero but has not yet begun with the Business Program. Now in the planning phase, a community bank will be established as soon as feasible.

Community Bank : Not Started
Community Bank Members : None
Economic Activities : Agriculture and fishing
Existing Microenterprises : Mini stores and eateries

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in 3 de Febrero and the Public Health Program has already begun with the design of a health action plan. Now in the action phase, the installation of household health infrastructure products will start as soon as feasible.

% Homes with Latrines : 0%
% Homes with Eco-Stoves : 41%
% Homes with Water FIlters : 44%
% Homes with concrete floors : 41%
Common House Materials : Adobe, bricks, wood, plastic

Local Reference Points

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