El Rancho del Obispo

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

Overview

El Rancho del Obispo is located within the municipality of Yuscarán in the department of El Paraíso in central Honduras. Children in the community have access to education up to sixth grade. There is an existing water system in the community; however, there is no set schedule for the system’s use and the water it supplies is inadequate to meet the needs of community members. Most of the community members work in agriculture. The top needs expressed by El Rancho del Obispo’s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades include access to medical attention, in-home public health infrastructure, and improvements to the community’s water system.

Municipality: Yuscarán
Department: El Paraíso

Homes : 200
Population : 900
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : No
Homes with Latrines : 70%
Education : Up to 6th Grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 23 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 located in the community of El Rancho del Obispo. If community members need to seek medical attention, they must walk eight kilometers to the nearest CESAMO in Ojo de Agua. The most common illnesses reported by community members include respiratory illnesses, arterial hypertension, gastrointestinal illnesses, and diabetes.

130

Brigade Volunteers

2,279

Patient Consulations

59

PAP Smears Performed

56

Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

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

 

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in El Rancho del Obispo 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 six classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 556 patients. Each day of the brigade, an average of four educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 556
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: FRAY LÁZARO, LOS HATILLOS, COYOL DE LINACA, SAN MARTÍN, LAS CAÑAS, COPAL ARRIBA, PLANTELES DE SAN MARTÍN, LA PICOTA, CERRO DEL TRAPICHE, SAN SANTOS DE LINACA
BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL BUILDING

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN RANCHO DEL OBISPO

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
New Hampshire Area & SUNY New Paltz & SUNY Albany May 2016 43 Chabot College January 2017 26
University of California San Diego June 2017 31 Florida Atlantic Univeristy May 2018 30

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.

269

Patient Consultations

362

Fluoride Treatments

152

Fillings Performed

180

Dental Education Workshop

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in El Rancho del Obispo 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 six classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 556 patients. Each day of the brigade, an average of four educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 556
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: FRAY LÁZARO, LOS HATILLOS, COYOL DE LINACA, SAN MARTÍN, LAS CAÑAS, COPAL ARRIBA, PLANTELES DE SAN MARTÍN, LA PICOTA, CERRO DEL TRAPICHE, SAN SANTOS DE LINACA
BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL BUILDING

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN RANCHO DEL OBISPO

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
New Hampshire Area & SUNY New Paltz & SUNY Albany May 2016 43 Chabot College January 2017 26
University of California San Diego June 2017 31 Florida Atlantic Univeristy May 2018 30

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Rancho del Obispo 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 : Yes

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Rancho del Obispo 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 : Yes

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Rancho del Obispo 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 : Agricultue
Existing Microenterprises : N/A

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Rancho del Obispo 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 : 70%
Homes with Eco-Stoves : 10%
Homes with Water FIlters : N/A
Common House Materials : N/A

Local Reference Points

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