Los Terrones

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

Overview

Los Terrones is located in the rural region of central Honduras and is about an hour walk from the nearest town, Cantarranas, where community members have access to a health center. People in Los Terrones are primarily employed as day laborers in agriculture. The Global Brigades programs and initiatives that are currently active in the community are Medical Programs, including Medical and Dental brigades and the Community Health Worker Program. Los Terrones is on the wait-list for continued Holistic Model implementation as part of Global Brigades’ strategic plan in Honduras.

Municipality: El Paraíso

Department: El Paraíso

Homes : 100
Population : 600
Water System : No
Community Bank : Yes
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : Yes
% of Homes with Latrines : 60%
Education : Up to 6th Grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 1 hr 45 min

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

The community members of Los Terrones do not have access to their own health center, so they travel nearly one hour on foot to get health care in the nearby community of Cantarranas. In Cantarranas, the health center is called a CESAMO which is a larger scale health center where doctors and occasionally dentists are on staff. The most common illnesses are the common cold, cough, diarrhea, arterial hypertension, diabetes, and skin allergies.

182

Brigade Volunteers

3605

Patient Consultations

141

Pap Smears Performed

124

Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS:

Los Terrones has a total of 11 Community Health Workers who were trained in February of 2011. These CHWs were trained as part of a larger area that includes two smaller communities, Cuyali and Las Cañas. Therefore, the eleven Community Health Workers reach three 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 clinic stations are conducted in the school’s five classrooms in addition to one room from the kindergarten. Doctors spend an average of 10 minutes with each patient and we are able to provide four to five educational charlas a day. Each brigade sees an average of 600 patients.

  • AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 600
  • NEARBY COMMUNITIES: EL ZAPOTE, CASA QUEMADA, LOS LLANOS, EL ATERRIZAJE, COFRADÍA, RODEO
  • BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL

 

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN LOS TERRONES

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Eastern Michigan University July 2016 26 Washington University in St. Louis January 2017 42
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign May 2017 40 Mount Allison University & Brandeis University February 2018 32

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.

722

Patient Consultations

1120

Flouride Treatments

332

Fillings Performed

87

Dental Education Workshops

BRIGADE INFORMATION:

Dental brigades use the school as their brigade site. The school has 5 rooms and the kindergarten has 1 extra, all where the various medical stations are conducted. 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 97 dental patients per brigade.

  • AVERAGE TOTAL PATIENTS ATTENDED: 600
  • NEARBY COMMUNITIES: EL ZAPOTE, CASA QUEMADA, LOS LLANOS, EL ATERRIZAJE, COFRADÍA, RODEO
  • BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN LOS TERRONES

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Eastern Michigan University July 2016 26 Washington University in St. Louis January 2017 42
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign May 2017 40 Mount Allison University & Brandeis University February 2018 32

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Los Terrones but has not yet begun with the Engineering Brigades program. Now in the planning phase, the design of a water system for the community will start as soon as feasible.

Water System : No
Type of Water System : NA
% of Homes with Access to Water : 0%
Water Council : Yes

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Los Terrones but has not yet begun with the Water Brigades program. Now in the planning phase, construction of a water system will start as soon as feasible.

Water System : No
Type of Water System : NA
% of Homes with Access to Water : 0%
Water Council : Yes

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Los Terrones 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 : Yes
Community Bank Members : 12
Economic Activities : Day Laborers
Existing Microenterprises : No

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Los Terrones 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 : 60%
% of Homes with Eco-stoves : 2%
% of Homes with Water Filters : 0%
Common House Materials : Adobe

Local Reference Points

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