La Cienega, SAO

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

Overview

La Cienega is located within the municipality of San Antonio de Oriente in the department of Francisco Morazán in central Honduras. The typical house is made of adobe. Children in the community have access to education up to centro básico, or up to ninth grade. Most of the community members work in agriculture, especially the production of coffee, or as day laborers. The top needs expressed by La Cienega, SAO’s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades include technical assistance for water system treatment and maintenance, in-home public health infrastructure, and access to medical brigades.

Municipality: San Antonio de Oriente
Department: Francisco Morazán

Homes : 60
Population : 380
Water System : Mixed
Community Bank : Yes
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
Community Health Workers : No
Homes with Latrines : 50%
Education : Up to 9th Grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 48 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 La Cienega, SAO, but it only sometimes has the medications patients require. The most common illnesses reported by community members include respiratory infections, diarrhea, fevers, hypertension, and diabetes.

 

395

Brigade Volunteers

5,894

Patient Consulations

708

PAP Smears Performed

123

Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

The community of La Cienega, SAO 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. La Cienega, SAO will receive training as soon as possible to further support the health of its community members.

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in La Cienega, SAO 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 484 patients. Each brigade, an average of ten educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 484
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: EL CHAGUITE, PEDREGAL, EL ZAPOTE, EL JICARITO
BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL BUILDING

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN LA CIENEGA, SAO

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of California Bakersfield March 2012 45 Cornell University May 2012 38
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill March 2013 47 University of Texas San Antonio August 2013 9
NY-VT Nurses Unite March 2014 42 Rutgers University – New Brunswick August 2014 29
St. Olaf College February 2015 32 California State University Los Angeles / University of Oxford / University College London September 2015 28
Brandeis University February 2016 31 University of California Davis June 2016 28
Duke University January 2017 20 Johns Hopkins University May 2017 24
University of Missouri January 2018 34 Mississippi State University May 2018 19

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.

799

Patient Consultations

1,193

Fluoride Treatments

359

Fillings Performed

93

Dental Education Workshop

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in La Cienega, SAO 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 484 patients. Each brigade, an average of ten educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 484
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: EL CHAGUITE, PEDREGAL, EL ZAPOTE, EL JICARITO
BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL BUILDING

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN LA CIENEGA, SAO

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of California Bakersfield March 2012 45 Cornell University May 2012 38
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill March 2013 47 University of Texas San Antonio August 2013 9
NY-VT Nurses Unite March 2014 42 Rutgers University – New Brunswick August 2014 29
St. Olaf College February 2015 32 California State University Los Angeles / University of Oxford / University College London September 2015 28
Brandeis University February 2016 31 University of California Davis June 2016 28
Duke University January 2017 20 Johns Hopkins University May 2017 24
University of Missouri January 2018 34 Mississippi State University May 2018 19

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in La Cienega, SAO 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 : Mixed
Homes with Access to Water : 85%
Water Council : Yes

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in La Cienega, SAO 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 : Mixed
Homes with Access to Water : 85%
Water Council : Yes

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in La Cienega, SAO but has not yet begun with the Business Program. Now in the planning phase, the Business Program will conduct an evaluation of the existing community bank as soon as feasible, followed by market studies and investment in an anchor business to provide additional capital.

Community Bank : Yes
Community Bank Members : 85
Economic Activities : Agriculture and Day Labor
Existing Microenterprises : None

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in La Cienega, SAO 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 : 50%
Homes with Eco-Stoves : 40%
Homes with Water FIlters : N/A
Common House Materials : Adobe

Local Reference Points

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