El Trapiche, Choluteca

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

Overview

El Trapiche is located within the municipality of Choluteca in the department of Choluteca in southern Honduras. Children in the community have access to a centro basico, which includes up to 9th grade. The community currently has a 36 year old water system that is outdated and cannot meet the community’s needs. Most of the community members work in agriculture. The top needs expressed by El Trapiche‘s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades are a water system.

Municipality: Choluteca
Department: Choluteca

Homes : 85
Population : 425
Water System : yes
Community Bank : No
Electricity : No
Health Center : Yes
Community Health Workers : No
Homes with Latrines : 65%
Education : Up to 9th grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 26 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.

Communities Members in El Trapiche are fortunate enough to have a health center in their community to address an immediate needs but must travel to the city of Choluteca for more serious cases. As reported by community leaders, with Global Brigades initial communications with the community, the most common illnesses are diarrhea, colds, dengue, and skin problems.

138

Volunteers

2501

Patient Consulations

134

PAP Smears Performed

69

Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

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

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in El Trapiche attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in El Trapiche‘s school building. The various stations of the clinic are held in the school’s 5 classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of 10 minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 625 patients and performs an average of 173 dental procedures. Each day of the brigade, an average of 23 educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients. 

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 625
NEARBY COMMUNITIES:La Colonia, El Capulin, La Trinidad, Las Puentes, Las Pitas and El Cerro

BRIGADE SITE: El Trapiche

VOLUNTEERS IN El TRAPICHE

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Columbia University Medical Brigade January 2013 22 Purdue University Medical Brigade December 2013 26
Mississippi State University Medical Brigade May 2014 30 Case Western Reserve University Medical Brigade May 2015 34
Arizona State University Medical Brigade May 2019 26

 

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.

521

Patient Consultations

1037

Fluoride Treatments

120

Fillings Performed

69

Dental Education Workshop

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in El Trapiche attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in El Trapiche‘s school building. The various stations of the clinic are held in the school’s 5 classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of 10 minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 625 patients and performs an average of 173 dental procedures. Each day of the brigade, an average of 23 educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients. 

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 625
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: La Colonia, El Capulin, La Trinidad, Las Puentes, Las Pitas and El Cerro

BRIGADE SITE: El Trapiche

VOLUNTEERS IN El TRAPICHE

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Columbia University Medical Brigade January 2013 22 Purdue University Medical Brigade December 2013 26
Mississippi State University Medical Brigade May 2014 30 Case Western Reserve University Medical Brigade May 2015 34
Arizona State University Medical Brigade May 2019 26

 

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Trapiche 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 possible

Water System : Yes
Type of System : N/A
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 Trapiche 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 : N/A
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 Trapiche but has not yet begun with the Business Program. Now in the planning phase, a community bank will be established as soon as feasible.

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 El Trapiche 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 : 65%
Homes with Eco-Stoves : N/A
Homes with Water Filters : N/A
Common House Materials : N/A

Local Reference Points

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