El Chichicaste, Danli

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

Overview

El Chichicaste is located in the municipality of Danli in the department of El Paraiso. There is a health center in the community. Education through grade 9 is available in El Chichicaste. People in El Chichicaste are primarily dedicated to agriculture.  

Municipality: Danli

Department: El Paraiso

 

Homes : 400
Population : 3000
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
Community Health Workers : No
% of Homes with Latrines : 20%
Education : Up to 9th Grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 2.5 Hours

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Medical

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.

El Chichaste has access to a CESAMO within the community. The illnesses most commonly reported by members of El Chichaste are respiratory diseases, dermatological illnesses, diabetes, hypertension.

476

Volunteers

8,749

Patient Consultations

626

Vision Screenings Provided

230

Health Education Workshops

Distance from Nearest Health Center : 0 kms
Community Health Workers : No
Common Illnesses in Children : Diarrhea, Respiratory Infection
Common Illnesses in Adults : Hypertension, Diabetes

Community Health Workers 

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

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.

VOLUNTEERS IN EL CHICHICASTE

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Denver Medical Brigade March 2012 34 Emory University Medical Brigade May 2012 60
Des Moines University Medical Brigade March 2013 73 University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Medical Brigade January 2014 52
University of California Santa Barbara Medical Brigade June 2014 57 Drexel University Medical Brigade & University of California Davis Medical Brigade & University of Cardiff Medical Brigade March 2015 54
St. John’s University Medical Brigade May 2017 27 Cornell University Medical Brigade & SUNY New Paltz Medical Brigade May 2018 31
West Virginia University Medical Brigade March 2019 55 Bowling Green State University Medical Brigade & Memorial University of Newfoundland Medical Brigade & Rutgers University-New Brunswick Medical Brigade & University of Birmingham Medical Brigade August 2019 33

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.

1,361

Patient Consultations

1,474

Number of Extractions

682

Fillings Performed

182

Dental Education Workshops

Distance to Nearest Health Center : 0 kms
Community Health Workers : No
Common Illnesses in Children : Diarrhea, Respiratory Infection
Common Illnesses in Adults : Hypertension, Diabetes

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in El Chichicaste attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in El Chichicaste primary school building. The various stations of the clinic are held in the school’s 7 classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of 10 minutes with each patient. Each day of the brigade, an average of 14 educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients. 

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 643
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: San Diego

VOLUNTEERS IN EL CHICHICASTE

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Denver Medical Brigade March 2012 34 Emory University Medical Brigade May 2012 60
Des Moines University Medical Brigade March 2013 73 University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Medical Brigade January 2014 52
University of California Santa Barbara Medical Brigade June 2014 57 Drexel University Medical Brigade & University of California Davis Medical Brigade & University of Cardiff Medical Brigade March 2015 54
St. John’s University Medical Brigade May 2017 27 Cornell University Medical Brigade & SUNY New Paltz Medical Brigade May 2018 31
West Virginia University Medical Brigade March 2019 55 Bowling Green State University Medical Brigade & Memorial University of Newfoundland Medical Brigade & Rutgers University-New Brunswick Medical Brigade & University of Birmingham Medical Brigade August 2019 33

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Chichicaste but has not yet begun with the Engineering Brigades program.  Now in the planning phase, the design of a water system for the community will start as soon as feasible.

Water System : Yes
Type of Water System : N/A
% of Homes with Access to water : 90%
Water Council : No

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Chichicaste but has not yet begun with the Water Brigades program.  Now in the planning phase, construction of a water system will start as soon as feasible.

Water System : Yes
Type of Water System : N/A
% of homes with access to Water : 90%
Water Council : No

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Chichicaste but has not yet begun with the Business Brigades program. Now in the planning phase, a market study and the establishment of a community business will start as soon as feasible.

Community Bank : No
Community Bank Members : None
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 El Chichicaste but has not yet begun with the Public Health Brigades program. Now in the planning phase, the delivery and installation of household health products will start as soon as feasible.

% of Homes with Latrines : 90%
% of Homes with Eco-stoves : N/A
% of Homes with Water Filters : N/A
Common House Materials : N/A

Local Reference Points

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