Cofradia, El Paraíso

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

Overview

Cofradia is located within the municipality of El Paraíso in the department of El Paraíso in Central Honduras. The typical house is made of adobe, cement blocks, or bricks. Children in the community have access to primary school, or up to sixth grade. Most of the community members work in agriculture. The top needs expressed by Cofradia’s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades include access to health care, in-home public health infrastructure, and imporvements to the community’s water system.

Municipality: El Paraíso
Department: El Paraíso

Homes : 350
Population : 2,000
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : No
Homes with Latrines : N/A
Education : Up to 6th Grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 74 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.

There is no health center in the community of Cofradia, El Paraíso. If community members require access to medical attention, they must walk two kilometers to the nearest CESAMO in the municipality of El Paraíso. The most common illnesses reported by community members include fevers, diarrhea, the common cold, anemia, diabetes, and hypertension.

45

Brigade Volunteers

822

Patient Consulations

11

PAP Smears Performed

27

Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

The community of Cofradia, El Paraíso 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. Cofradia, El Paraíso will receive training as soon as possible to further support the health of its community members.

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in Cofradia, El Paraíso attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in the community’s school building. The various stations of the clinic are held in the school’s seven classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: N/A
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: EL ZAPOTE, CASA QUEMADA, LAS UVAS, LOS HIGUEROS, EL SILLON, LA JAGUA, NUEVO GUANACASTE
BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL BUILDING

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN COFRADIA, EL PARAÍSO

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign May 2018 45 N/A N/A N/A

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.

80

Patient Consultations

42

Fillings Performed

15

Dental Education Workshop

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in Cofradia, El Paraíso attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in the community’s school building. The various stations of the clinic are held in the school’s seven classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: N/A
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: EL ZAPOTE, CASA QUEMADA, LAS UVAS, LOS HIGUEROS, EL SILLON, LA JAGUA, NUEVO GUANACASTE
BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL BUILDING

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN COFRADIA, EL PARAÍSO

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign May 2018 45 N/A N/A N/A

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Cofradia, El Paraíso 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.

Water System : Yes
Type of System : Gravity
Homes with Access to Water : N/A
Water Council : No

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Cofradia, El Paraíso 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.

Water System : Yes
Type of System : Gravity
Homes with Access to Water : N/A
Water Council : No

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Cofradia, El Paraíso 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.

Community Bank : No
Community Bank Members : N/A
Economic Activities : Agriculture
Existing Microenterprises : N/A

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Cofradia, El Paraíso 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.

Homes with Latrines : N/A
Homes with Eco-Stoves : N/A
Homes with Water FIlters : N/A
Common House Materials : Adobe, Cement Blocks, Bricks

Local Reference Points

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