La Ermita

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

Overview

La Ermita is located in West Panama. La Ermita is home to about 1500 people and is primarily a Latino community. The community has a water system and access to a health post. Students have the option to attend school up until 6th grade. It takes an average of 2 minutes to walk from house to house in La Ermita. 70% of families in this community work in agriculture. Some of the needs the community expressed were households that have better sanitation infrastructure and promote a healthier & more positive life. The most common illnesses in La Ermita are cold, Diabetes, and High Blood Pressure.

Corregimiento: La Ermita
District: San Carlos

Homes : 300
Population : 1500
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Some homes
Health Post : Yes
Community Health Workers : No
Homes with Latrines : 80%
Education : Up to grade 6

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

La Ermita is located within the Panama Oeste province. The most common illnesses in La Ermita are cold, Diabetes, and High Blood Pressure.

61

Brigade Volunteers

406

Medical Patient Consultations

MEDICAL BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Connecticut Medical January 2016 39 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medical March 2017 22

 

Dental

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

In 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 dentist within a reasonable distance.

228

Dental Patient Consultations

154

Fluoride Treatments

66

Extractions

6

Fillings

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in La Ermita but has not yet begun the Water program. Now in the planning phase, the financing, delivery, and installation of a water system infrastructure, or repairs to existing infrastructure will start as soon as feasible.

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in La Ermita but has not yet begun with the Business Program. Now in the planning phase, a community bank will be established as soon as feasible.

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in La Ermita 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.