Maya Centre

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Dental

Overview

Maya Centre is a village located in Stann Creek district in the southeastern region of Belize, Global Brigades began working in Maya Centre in 2024. The typical house in the community is made of zinc, cement blocks, and wood. Most of the community members work in agriculture planting and harvesting corn, beans, oranges, and cacao, in construction, factories, and also as teachers, and technicians. The community also have a chocolate factory, an artisan group for women, and a few other stores. The community has a water system built in 2012 that is running properly with 235 houses connected to it.

The most common illnesses seen in children are fever, cough, and rashes and in adults are fever, cough, and diabetes. The top needs expressed by Maya Centre inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades include completing the health post, building and repairing the hurricane shelter

Homes : 235
Population : 475
Electricity : Yes
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : Not started
Health Center : No
Homes with Latrines : 100%
Education : Up to middle school

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

The community of Maya Centre has a community health centre that is not completely finished yet but community members still get the medical attention they need. This centre doesn’t have a lab and there are no other private clinics so, community members have to travel to other cities in case they need specific medical tests. Nurses attend this health centre periodically to provide basic medical attention.

18

Total number of volunteers

65

Patient consultations

2

Health Education Workshops

BRIGADE INFORMATION:

Medical brigades are often run in the community health centre or the community centre with a designated room or patio where the stations of the brigade can be run comfortably.

Average patients attended: 138

Nearby communities: Kendal

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS IN MAYA CENTRE:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Western Kentucky University Medical 05/12/2024

 

18

Dental

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

DENTAL CARE  ACCESS:

There are no dental clinics inside Georgetown community, which makes it more difficult for the community members due to the high prices of care and, just like for some hospital and emergency visits, they must leave the community for this care.

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.

52

Patient Consultations

69

Extractions

2

Dental Education Workshops

6

Fluoride Treatments

BRIGADE INFORMATION:

Medical brigades are often run in the community health centre or the community centre with a designated room or patio where the dental stations of the brigade can also be run comfortably.

Average patients attended: 138

Nearby communities: Kendal

DENTAL VOLUNTEERS IN MAYA CENTRE:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Western Kentucky University Medical 05/12/2024 18

Local Reference Points

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