Agua Caliente de Linaca

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

Overview

Agua Caliente de Linaca is located in southern Honduras and has its own health center. People in Agua Caliente de Linaca are primarily dedicated to agriculture and day labor.  Global Brigades is currently preparing to begain working with the Medical and Dental Program in Agua Caliente de Linaca, and implementation of other programs as part of Global Brigades’ strategic plan in Honduras has just begun.

Municipality: Choluteca

Department: Choluteca

Homes : 400
Population : 1500
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : Yes
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
Community Health Workers : No
% of Homes with Latrines : 0%
Education : Up to 6th Grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 46 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.

Agua Caliente de Linaca has its own health center. There, the health center is a CESAR, a larger scale health center where doctors and occasionally dentists are on staff. The most common illnesses are cough, common cold, skin allergies, hypertension, and diabetes.

196

Brigade Volunteers

3735

Patient Consultations

274

Pap Smears Performed

62

Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS:

The community of Agua Caliente de Linaca does not yet have Community Health Workers. Global Brigades Honduras’ Medical Program is working diligently to train volunteers as CHWs in its partner communities as part of the Holistic Model. Agua Caliente de Linaca will receive training as soon as possible to further support the health of its community members.

BRIGADE INFORMATION:

Community members in Agua Caliente de Linaca attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in Agua Caliente de Linaca‘s school building. The various stations of the clinic are held in the school’s 9 classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of 10-15 minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 934 patients and performs an average of 159 dental procedures. Each day of the brigade, an average of 6 educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 934

NEARBY COMMUNITIES: Cofradia, Apintal, El Jocote, Tapasi, Quiquistal, El Portillo, Cerro Verde, La Garita, El Pedregal

BRIGADE SITE: Primary School

 

MEDICAL BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

 

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
City University of New York Queens Medical College January 2012 31 University of Birmingham Medical August 2013 41
Illinios Wesleyan University Medical June 2015 38 Rutgers University New Brunswick Medical May 2016 45
Georgetown University Medical March 2017 41 University of Toronto & University of Ottawa Medical August 2018 21

Dental

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

DENTAL CARE  ACCESS:

In 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 dentist within a reasonable distance.

262

Patient Consultations

621

Flouride Treatments

90

Fillings Performed

35

Dental Education Workshops

 

Community members in Agua Caliente de Linaca attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in Agua Caliente de Linaca‘s school building. The various stations of the clinic are held in the school’s 9 classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of 10-15 minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 934 patients and performs an average of 159 dental procedures. Each day of the brigade, an average of 6 educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 934

NEARBY COMMUNITIES: Cofradia, Apintal, El Jocote, Tapasi, Quiquistal, El Portillo, Cerro Verde, La Garita, El Pedregal

BRIGADE SITE: Primary School

 

DENTAL BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
City University of New York Queens Medical College January 2012 31 University of Birmingham Medical August 2013 41
Illinios Wesleyan University Medical June 2015 38 Rutgers University New Brunswick Medical May 2016 45
Georgetown University Medical March 2017 41 University of Toronto & University of Ottawa Medical August 2018 21

 

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

AGUA CALIENTE DE LINACA’S ENGINEERING CHALLENGE:

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Agua Caliente de Linaca, but has not yet begun with the Engineering Program. Now in the planning phase, the evaluation of the community’s existing water system and design of any necessary improvements will start as soon as feasible.

N/A

Brigade Volunteers

N/A

Beneficiaries

N/A

Kilometers of Pipeline Designed

N/A

Average Community Volunteers

ENGINEERING BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

 

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

AGUA CALIENTE DE LINACA’S WATER CHALLENGE:

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Agua Caliente de Linaca, but has not yet begun with the Water Program. Now in the planning phase, the implementation of any improvements to the community’s existing water system will follow the Engineering Program’s assessment and start as soon as feasible.

N/A

Brigade Volunteers

N/A

Project Beneficiaries

N/A

Kilometers of Pipeline Installed

N/A

Storage Tank Volume (gallons)

WATER BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

AGUA CALIENTE DE LINACA’S ECONOMIC  CHALLENGE:

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Agua Caliente de Linaca, but has not yet begun with the Business Program. Now in the planning phase, a community bank will be established as soon as feasible, followed by market studies and investment in an anchor business to provide additional capital.

N/A

Brigade Volunteers

N/A

Loans Disbursed

N/A

Savings Accounts Opened

N/A

Capital Invested

BUSINESS BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

AGUA CALIENTE DE LINACA’S PUBLIC HEALTH  CHALLENGE:

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Agua Caliente de Linaca, but has not yet begun with the Public Health Program. Now in the planning phase, the financing, delivery, and installation of household health infrastructure products will start as soon as feasible.

N/A

Brigade Volunteers

N/A

Eco-Stoves Constructed

N/A

Latrines Constructed

N/A

Water Filters Delivered

PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Local Reference Points

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