Georgetown

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Dental

Overview

Georgetown is a community located in Stann Creek district in the southeastern region of Belize, Global Brigades began working here in 2024. The typical house in Georgetown is made of cement blocks and wood and most of the community members work as artisans, merchants, assistants, and also in construction and factories. The community also have a few grocery stores, small eateries, and a health post. The community has a water system built in 1997 that is running properly with all the houses connected to it, however, some community members also store rainwater.

The most common illnesses seen in children are fever, cough, and common colds and in adults are diabetes and hypertension. The top needs expressed by Georgetown inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades include access to basic healthcare, improving solid waste management, and education.

Homes : 100
Population : 400
Electricity : Yes
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : Not started
Health Center : Yes
Homes with Latrines : 90%
Education : Up to high school

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

The community of Georgetown has a community health post, however, the nurse attending the community members is not permanently on-site. This centre doesn’t have a lab and there are no other private clinics so, community members have to travel to other cities in case they need specific medical tests. The nurse will also travel to the community monthly (in some cases) to vaccinate the members.

41

Total number of volunteers

51

Patient consultations

7

Health Education Workshops

BRIGADE INFORMATION:

Medical brigades are often run in the community health centre or the community centre with a designated room or patio where the stations of the brigade can be run comfortably.

Average patients attended: 397

Nearby communities: Santa Rosa, San Roman, Maya Mopan

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS IN GEORGETOWN:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
James Madison University 05/27/2024 41

Dental

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

DENTAL CARE  ACCESS:

There are no dental clinics inside the Georgetown community, which makes it more difficult for the community members due to the high prices of care and, just like for some hospital and emergency visits, they must leave the community for this care.

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.

323

Patient Consultations

6

Extractions

7

Dental Education Workshops

213

Fluoride Treatments

BRIGADE INFORMATION:

Medical brigades are often run in the community health centre or the community centre with a designated room or patio where the dental stations of the brigade can also be run comfortably.

Average patients attended: 397

Nearby communities: Santa Rosa, San Roman, Maya Mopan

DENTAL VOLUNTEERS IN GEORGETOWN:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
James Madison University 05/27/24 41

Local Reference Points

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