El Suyatillo

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

Overview

El Suyatillo is located within the municipality of San Antonio de Oriente in the department of Francisco Morazán in central Honduras. Children in the community have access to centro básico, or up to ninth grade. Most of the community members work as day laborers or in agriculture. The top needs expressed by El Suyatillo’s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades include potable water, in-home public health infrastructure, and medical attention.

Municipality: San Antonio de Oriente
Department: Francisco Morazán

Homes : 450
Population : 2,500
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : No
Homes with Latrines : 25%
Education : Up to 9th Grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 35 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 El Suyatillo. If community members require medical attention, they must walk six kilometers to the nearest center in El Jicarito. The most common illnesses reported by community members include allergies, DI illnesses, coughing, arterial hypertension, diabetes, zika, dengue fever, and chikungunya.

175

Brigade Volunteers

3,315

Patient Consulations

106

PAP Smears Performed

68

Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

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

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in El Suyatillo 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 684 patients. Each day of the brigade, an average of four educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 684
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: EL CHAGUITE, PEDREGAL, LA CIENEGA, EL ZAPOTE, EL JICARITO
BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL BUILDING

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN EL SUYATILLO

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Foothill College August 2016 25 University of San Diego January 2017 30
Cleveland State University & Smith College & American University of Antigua January 2018 40 Miami Univeristy of Ohio & Northern Arizona University 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.

Statistics included are from brigades indicated with an asterisk (*) in the brigade list.

499

Patient Consultations

865

Fluoride Treatments

228

Fillings Performed

64

Dental Education Workshop

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in El Suyatillo 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 684 patients. Each day of the brigade, an average of four educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 684
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: EL CHAGUITE, PEDREGAL, LA CIENEGA, EL ZAPOTE, EL JICARITO
BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL BUILDING

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN EL SUYATILLO

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Foothill College August 2016 25 University of San Diego January 2017 30
Cleveland State University & Smith College & American University of Antigua January 2018 40 Miami Univeristy of Ohio & Northern Arizona University May 2018 30

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Suyatillo 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 and Mixed
Homes with Access to Water : N/A
Water Council : N/A

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Suyatillo 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 and Mixed
Homes with Access to Water : N/A
Water Council : N/A

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Suyatillo 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 : Day Labor and 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 Suyatillo 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 : 25%
Homes with Eco-Stoves : 5%
Homes with Water FIlters : N/A
Common House Materials : N/A

Local Reference Points

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