Las Animas, Cedros

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

Overview

Las Animas is home to about 270 people and has about 69 homes, with an average of 4 inhabitants per home. Las Animas is more removed than many communities, and there are no buses that connect the community with larger urban areas. Therefore, they do not have reliable access to resources outside of the community. About 10 smaller communities near Las Animas come to receive medical and dental care while brigades are in the community.

Municipality: Cedros
Department: Francisco Morazán

Homes : 69
Population : 270
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : Yes
% of Homes with Latrines : 0%
Education : Up to 6th Grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 1 hr 30 min

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

Las Animas, Cedros does not have a health center due to its smaller size. If community members need to see a doctor or dentist, they must travel the mountainous terrain to Cedros, the nearest town with a health center. This health center is a CESAMO, or the larger of the two different types of health centers run by the Honduran government. Here, patients can see at least one doctor, nurses, and sometimes even a dentist. Unfortunately, the trip to the health center takes over 1.5 hours on foot. There are no buses that connect the community with the town that the health center is located in, so the majority of community members must walk to reach the health center.

252

Brigade Volunteers

5971

Patient Consultations

421

Pap Smears Performed

190

Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS:

Global Brigades trained a total of 11 Community Health Workers in Las Animas in February of 2017. CHWs were trained as part of a larger area that includes 2 smaller communities, Higueritos and Cedros. Therefore, the total of 11 Community Health Workers covers 3 different communities. During their training, CHWs learned about treatment and care for some chronic illnesses as well as other health topics like first aid, caring for pregnancies, and first response in emergency situations. With these skills, the CHWs help to relieve some of the patient load for the staff in the health center by teaching preventative health.

BRIGADE INFORMATION:

Medical and Dental brigades use the school as their brigade site. The various stations of the clinic are held in the school’s 3 classrooms in addition to kindergarten building. Doctors spend an average of 10 minutes with each patient and we are able to provide 4-5 educational charlas a day. Each brigade sees an average of 500 patients per brigade.

  • AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 500
  • NEARBY COMMUNITIES: LAS PORTILLAS, EL BUEY, EL PEDERAL, LAS LAGITAS, PIRINEOS, LA MONTAÑITA, SIRIA, SIKAGURA, MAYA, SANTA ROSA, EL BUEY LAS ITAS, EL PERNAL, CICAGUARA
  • BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL

 

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.

581

Patient Consultations

812

Flouride Treatments

390

Fillings Performed

47

Dental Education Workshops

DENTAL BRIGADE INFORMATION:

Medical and Dental brigades use the school as their brigade site. The various stations of the clinic are held in the school’s 3 classrooms in addition to kindergarten building. Doctors spend an average of 10 minutes with each patient and we are able to provide 4-5 educational charlas a day. Each brigade sees an average of 500 patients per brigade.

  • AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 500
  • NEARBY COMMUNITIES: LAS PORTILLAS, EL BUEY, EL PEDERAL, LAS LAGITAS, PIRINEOS, LA MONTAÑITA, SIRIA, SIKAGURA, MAYA, SANTA ROSA, EL BUEY LAS ITAS, EL PERNAL, CICAGUARA
  • BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Las Animas but has not yet begun with the Engineering Brigades 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 Water System : Well and Pump
% of Homes with Access to Water : 95%
Water Council : Yes

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Las Animas but has not yet begun with the Water Brigades 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 Water System : Well and Pump
% of Homes with Access to Water : 95%
Water Council : Yes

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Las Animas but has not yet begun with the Business Brigades program. Now in the planning phase, a market study and the establishment of a community business will start as soon as feasible.

Community Bank : No
Community Bank Members : NA
Economic Activities : Agriculture, Day Laborers
Existing Microenterprises : No

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Las Animas but has not yet begun with the Public Health Brigades program. Now in the planning phase, the delivery and installation of household health products will start as soon as feasible.

% of Homes with Latrines : 0%
% of Homes with Eco-stoves : 6%
% of Homes with Water Filters : 0%
Common House Materials : Not Available

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