Los Pozos

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

Overview

Los Pozos is located in central Honduras, and is about 18 kilometers from Talanga, where community members have access to the health center. People in Los Pozos are primarily dedicated to agriculture, cattle raising, sugar cane production, and day labor.  Global Brigades is currently preparing to begain working with the Water Program in Los Pozos, and implementation of other programs as part of Global Brigades’ strategic plan in Honduras has just begun.

Municipality: Talanga

Department: Francisco Morazan

Homes : 40
Population : 200
Water System : No
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
Community Health Workers : Yes
% of Homes with Latrines : 0%
Education : Up to 6th Grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 68 km

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

Los Pozos does not have its own health center, but travels to the nearby community, Talanga, in order to get health care. There, the health center is a CESAMO, a larger scale health center where doctors and occasionally dentists are on staff. The most common illnesses are asthma, common cold, skin allergies, hypertension, diabetes, and arthritis.

1600

Brigade Volunteers

3754

Patient Consultations

72

Pap Smears Performed

17

Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS:

The community of Los Pozos has Community Health Workers that were trained by another organziation.  The Global Brigades Honduras team is working diligently to train volunteers as CHWs in our partner communities as part its Holistic Model. Los Pozos will receive training as soon as possible to further support the health of its community members.

BRIGADE INFORMATION:

Medical Brigades have not yet begun in Los Pozos, but members of this partner community are able to attend Medical Brigades in nearby communities, such as Talanga.

 

MEDICAL BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

 

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Dental

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

DENTAL CARE ACCESS:

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.

400

Patient Consultations

23

Flouride Treatments

65

Fillings Performed

32

Dental Education Workshops

BRIGADE INFORMATION:

Medical Brigades have not yet begun in Los Pozos, but members of this partner community are able to attend Medical Brigades in nearby communities.

 

DENTAL BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

CERRO BONITO’S ENGINEERING CHALLENGE:

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Cerro Bonito, and has just begun with the Engineering Program. The evaluation of the community’s existing water system and design of any necessary improvements will start as soon as feasible.

32

Brigade Volunteers

N/A

Beneficiaries

9300

Kilometers of Pipeline Designed

N/A

Average Community Volunteers

ENGINEERING BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

 

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
McMaster University, University of Calgary, & Dalhousie University April 2018 32 N/A N/A N/A

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

CERRO BONITO’S WATER CHALLENGE:

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Los Pozos, 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.

N/A

Brigade Volunteers

N/A

Project Beneficiaries

N/A

Kilometers of Pipeline Installed

N/A

Storage Tank Volume (gallons)

WATER BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

CERRO BONITO’S ECONOMIC  CHALLENGE:

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Los Pozos, 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.

N/A

Brigade Volunteers

N/A

Loans Disbursed

N/A

Savings Accounts Opened

N/A

Capital Invested

BUSINESS BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

 

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

CERRO BONITO’S PUBLIC HEALTH  CHALLENGE:

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Los Pozos, 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.

N/A

Brigade Volunteers

N/A

Eco-Stoves Constructed

N/A

Latrines Constructed

N/A

Water Filters Delivered

PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

 

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Local Reference Points

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