Manzaragua

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

Overview

Manzaragua is located within the municipality of Guinope in the department of El Paraíso in central Honduras. The typical house is made of adobe. Children in the community have access to centro básico, or up to ninth grade. Three out of four sectors of the community receive water service for four hours each day. However, the water source is not on public property and therefore suffers a lot of contamination. Most of the community members work in agriculture or as day laborers. The top needs expressed by Manzaragua’s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades include improvements to their water system, in-home public health infrastructure, and the formation of a community bank.

Municipality: Guinope
Department: El Paraíso

Homes : 80
Population : 1200
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
Community Health Workers : No
Homes with Latrines : 90%
Education : Up to 9th Grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 62 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 a CESAR in the community of Manzaragua.

365

Brigade Volunteers

5,468

Patient Consulations

361

PAP Smears Performed

169

Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

The community of Manzaragua does not yet have Community Health Workers. Global Brigades Honduras’ Medical Program is working diligently to train volunteers as CHWs in its partner communities as part of the Holistic Model. Manzaragua will receive training as soon as possible to further support the health of its community members.

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in Manzaragua 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 classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 547 patients. Each day of the brigade, an average of five educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 547
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: SANTA ROSA, LIQUIDAMBOS, TUNACATAL, FRIJOLARES, BARRANCO, QUEBRACHOS
BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL BUILDING

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN MANZARAGUA

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Victoria February 2012 40 University of California Berkeley June 2012 33
University of Southern California March 2013 27 NOVA Southeastern University August 2013 22
Arizona State University & University of Nevada Reno May 2014 49 DePaul University December 2014 36
Dalhousie University & University of New Brunswick August 2015 33 University of Arizona March 2016 25
Rochester Institute of Technology May 2017 22 University of North Carolina Charlotte & Belmont University March 2018 41
University of New Brunswick & University of Toronto Mississauga August 2018 37

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.

374

Patient Consultations

392

Fluoride Treatments

232

Fillings Performed

52

Dental Education Workshop

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in Manzaragua 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 classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 547 patients. Each day of the brigade, an average of five educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 547
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: SANTA ROSA, LIQUIDAMBOS, TUNACATAL, FRIJOLARES, BARRANCO, QUEBRACHOS
BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL BUILDING

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN MANZARAGUA

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Victoria February 2012 40 University of California Berkeley June 2012 33
University of Southern California March 2013 27 NOVA Southeastern University August 2013 22
Arizona State University & University of Nevada Reno May 2014 49 DePaul University December 2014 36
Dalhousie University & University of New Brunswick August 2015 33 University of Arizona March 2016 25
Rochester Institute of Technology May 2017 22 University of North Carolina Charlotte & Belmont University March 2018 41
University of New Brunswick & University of Toronto Mississauga August 2018 37

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Manzaragua 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 : N/A
Water Council : N/A

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Manzaragua 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 : N/A
Water Council : N/A

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Manzaragua 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 : Agriculture & 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 Manzaragua 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 : 50%
Homes with Eco-Stoves : 7%
Homes with Water FIlters : N/A
Common House Materials : Adobe

Local Reference Points

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