Nueva Arenosa

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

Overview

Nueva Arenosa is located in West Panama. Nueva Arenosa is home to about 1200 people and is primarily a Latino community. The community has a water system and access to a health center. Students have the option to attend school up until 9th grade. It takes an average of 15 minutes to walk from house to house in Nueva Arenosa. Most households in this community are made of bricks/ cement blocks or zinc. 95% of families in this community work in agriculture. Some of the needs the community expressed was Water and Public Health. The most common illnesses in Nueva Arenosa are cold, skin disease and parasites.

Corregimiento: La Trinidad
District: Capira

Homes : 200
Population : 1200
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Some homes
Health Center : Yes
Community Health Workers : No
Homes with Latrines : 90%
Education : Up to grade 9

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Nueva Arenosa is located within the Capira province. The nearest health center is in the community. The most common seen illnesses are skin diseases, parasites, and the common cold.

60

Brigade Volunteers

700

Medical Patient Consultations

MEDICAL BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Oklahoma Medical May 2016 38 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medical March 2017 22

 

Dental

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

 

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.

419

Dental Patient Consultations

284

Fluoride Treatments

132

Extractions

22

Fillings

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Nueva Arenosa but has not yet begun the Water program. Now in the planning phase, the financing, delivery, and installation of a water system infrastructure, or repairs to existing infrastructure will start as soon as feasible.

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Nueva Arenosa but has not yet begun with the Business Program. Now in the planning phase, a community bank will be established as soon as feasible.

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Nueva Arenosa 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.