La Majada

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

Overview

La Majada is located within the municipality of Danlí in the department of El Paraíso in central Honduras. The typical house is made of adobe, cinder blocks, and/or wood. Children in the community have access to primary school, or up to sixth grade. There is a well treated and functioning water system in the community; however, some families are behind in paying the monthly water fee, which contributes to the maintenance and longevity of the system. Most of the community members work as day laborers. The top needs expressed by La Majada’s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades include in-home public health infrastructure and a community bank.

Municipality: Danlí
Department: El Paraíso

Homes : 67
Population : 300
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : Yes
Homes with Latrines : 23%
Education : Up to 6th Grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 69 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 within the community of La Majada. If community members need to seek medical attention, they must walk ten kilometers to the nearest health center, CESAMO de Linaca, in El Chaguite de Linaca. There is also a public hospital, El Hospital Gabriela Alvarado, located twelve kilometers away. However, these health centers only sometimes have the medications patients need and there is no access to a private pharmacy. The most common illnesses reported by community members include diarrhea, the common cold, arterial hypertension, asthma, and allergies.

29

Brigade Volunteers

408

Patient Consulations

12

PAP Smears Performed

9

Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

La Majada currently has access to three Community Health Workers (CHWs). However, these CHWs were not trained by Global Brigades. Our Medical Program is actively working to assess the current CHWs’ knowledge, recruit additional volunteers, and provide supplemental training and certification.

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in La Majada 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 three classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 408 patients and performs an average of 79 dental procedures. Each day of the brigade, an average of four to five educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 408
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: CHAGUITE DE LINACA, LA CAMPOS, CUSCATECA, LA CARBONERA, SAN JULIAN, SANTA FE (AZABACHE), BELA VISTA (AZABACHE), LA LIBERTAD (AZABACHE)
BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL BUILDING

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN LA MAJADA

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
 Wayne State University  August 2017  29

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.

42

Patient Consultations

N/A

Fluoride Treatments

13

Fillings Performed

10

Dental Education Workshop

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in La Majada 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 three classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 408 patients and performs an average of 79 dental procedures. Each day of the brigade, an average of four to five educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 408
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: CHAGUITE DE LINACA, LA CAMPOS, CUSCATECA, LA CARBONERA, SAN JULIAN, SANTA FE (AZABACHE), BELA VISTA (AZABACHE), LA LIBERTAD (AZABACHE)
BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL BUILDING

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN LA MAJADA

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
 Wayne State University  August 2017  29

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in La Majada 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 : Yes

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in La Majada 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 : Yes

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in La Majada 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
Existing Microenterprises : N/A

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in La Majada 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 : 27%
Homes with Eco-Stoves : 46%
Homes with Water Filters : 15%
Common House Materials : Adobe, Block, and Wood

Local Reference Points

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