El Zarzal, Danlí

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

Overview

El Zarzal is located within the municipality of Danlí in the department of El Paraíso in central Honduras. Children in the community have access to primary school, or up to sixth grade. Most of the community members work in agriculture or as day laborers. The top needs expressed by El Zarzal’s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades include improvements to their water system and regular access to health care.

Municipality: Danlí
Department: El Paraíso

Homes : 368
Population : 3,000
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
Community Health Workers : No
Homes with Latrines : N/A
Education : Up to 6th Grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 81 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 a CESAR in the community of El Zarzal. The most common illnesses reported by community members include diarrhea, the common cold, hypertension, and diabetes.

100

Brigade Volunteers

2,299

Patient Consulations

80

PAP Smears Performed

49

Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

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

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in El Zarzal 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 eight classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 754 patients and performs an average of 173 dental procedures. Each day of the brigade, an average of five to six educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 754
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: OCULI, LA MANCHA, RIO ARRIBA, MONTELIMAS, ARGELIA
BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL BUILDING

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN EL ZARZAL, DANLÍ

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Washington University in St. Louis March 2017 26 Metroplex Medical Centre July 2017 25
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institure & Rutgers University New Brunswick March 2018 49 N/A N/A N/A

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.

280

Patient Consultations

453

Fluoride Treatments

142

Fillings Performed

28

Dental Education Workshop

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in El Zarzal 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 eight classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 754 patients and performs an average of 173 dental procedures. Each day of the brigade, an average of five to six educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 754
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: OCULI, LA MANCHA, RIO ARRIBA, MONTELIMAS, ARGELIA
BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL BUILDING

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN EL ZARZAL, DANLÍ

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Washington University in St. Louis March 2017 26 Metroplex Medical Centre July 2017 25
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institure & Rutgers University New Brunswick March 2018 49 N/A N/A N/A

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Zarzal 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 : 100%
Water Council : N/A

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Zarzal 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 : 100%
Water Council : N/A

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Zarzal 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 : Agriculture and Day Labor
Existing Microenterprises : N/A

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in El Zarzal 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 : N/A
Homes with Eco-Stoves : N/A
Homes with Water FIlters : N/A
Common House Materials : N/A

Local Reference Points

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