Concepcion de Soluteca

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

Overview

Concepcion de Soluteca is located within the municipality of La Paz in the department of La Paz in central Honduras. The typical house is made of adobe. Children in the community have access to centro básico, or through 9th grade. There is a gravity water system in the community that ireceives water from a creek . Most of the community members work in agriculture, coffee growing, cattle raising, or day labor. The top needs expressed by Concepcion de Soluteca’s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades include health care, water, and public health.

Municipality: La Paz
Department: La Paz

Homes : 400
Population : 2800
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : Yes
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
Community Health Workers : Yes
Homes with Latrines : 80%
Education : Up to 9th grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 49 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.

Community members in Concepcion de Soluteca have access to a CESAMO within their community called CESAMO GASPAR where medications are sometimes available. There is not access to a private clinic in the community. During initial communications with Global Brigades, community members reported the most common illnesses as respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, hypertension, and diabetes.

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Brigade Volunteers

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Patient Consulations

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PAP Smears Performed

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Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

Concepcion de Soluteca currently has access to 1 Community Health Worker (CHW). However, this CHWs was not trained by Global Brigades. Our Medical Program is actively working to assess the current CHWs’ knowledge, recruit additional volunteers, and provide supplemental training and certification.

Community Health Workers, or Guardianes de Salud, work on a volunteer basis as advocates for health care within their communities. While this is an existing program in Honduras and Guardianes de Salud are identified by other organizations and some health centers, Global Brigades is able to bridge gaps in access to training and provide more comprehensive technical skills. Our CHWs are some of the very few Guardianes de Salud to receive certification from the Honduran government. Our CHWs are tasked with treating and preventing common illnesses, and some of their responsibilities include first aid, supporting and caring for pregnancies and newborns, and responding to emergency situations. They are also responsible for following up with chronic patients to ensure proper administration of medications and treatments to avoid further complications. Additionally, CHWs provide support for brigades that are hosted in their area. At the completion of their training, CHWs are equipped with basic medical supplies and equipment provided by Global Brigades and its partners. The presence of these volunteers and their advocacy for health within their community contributes to the sustainability of health care supported by Global Brigades’ Medical Program and is one of the most impactful disease prevention strategies in rural communities across the globe.

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in Concepcion de Soluteca attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in Concepcion de Soluteca’s school building. The various stations of the clinic are held in the school’s 7 classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient. We look forward to hosting our first mobile clinic in Concepcion de Soluteca as soon as feasible.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: N/A
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: Ojo de Agua, Terrero, Naranjo, Minitas, Tierra Prietas
BRIGADE SITE: Concepcion de Soluteca School

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.

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Patient Consultations

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Fluoride Treatments

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Fillings Performed

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Dental Education Workshop

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in Concepcion de Soluteca attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in Concepcion de Soluteca’s school building. The various stations of the clinic are held in the school’s 7 classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient. We look forward to hosting our first mobile clinic in Concepcion de Soluteca as soon as feasible.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: N/A
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: Ojo de Agua, Terrero, Naranjo, Minitas, Tierra Prietas
BRIGADE SITE: Concepcion de Soluteca School

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Concepcion de Soluteca 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 : 309
Water Council : Yes

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Concepcion de Soluteca 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 : 309
Water Council : Yes

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Concepcion de Soluteca but has not yet begun with the Business Program. Now in the planning phase, the Business Program will conduct an evaluation of the existing community bank as soon as feasible.

Community Bank : Yes
Community Bank Members : N/A
Economic Activities : Agriculture, Coffee Growing, Cattle Raising, Day Labor
Existing Microenterprises : Corner Stores

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Concepcion de Soluteca 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 : 80%
Homes with Eco-Stoves : 100%
Homes with Water FIlters : 0%
Common House Materials : Adobe, Cement blocks, Brick

Local Reference Points

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