Pueblo Nuevo, Marcovia

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

Overview

Pueblo Nuevo, Marcovia is located within the municipality of Marcovia in the department of Choluteca in southern Honduras. The typical house is made of cement blocks, wood, or plastic. Children in the community have access to kindergarten, primary school, and secondary school, or up to grade 9). There is not a public water system in the community, however there is a private hand well. Most of the community members work in fishing and day labor. The top needs expressed by Pueblo Nuevo, Marcovia’s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades include a water system, latrines, and a community bank.

Municipality: Marcovia
Department: Choluteca

Homes : 180
Population : 1195
Water System : No
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
Community Health Workers : No
Homes with Latrines : 20%
Education : Up to 9th Grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 39 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.

In the community of Pueblo Nuevo, Marcovia, there is a CESAMO within the community that always has medications available. During initial communications with community members of Pueblo Nuevo, Marcovia, Global Brigades learned that the most common illnesses in the community are diarrhea, respiratory diseases, hypertension, and diabetes.

333

Brigade Volunteers

5,247

Patient Consulations

465

PAP Smears Performed

144

Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

The community of Pueblo Nuevo, Marcovia 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. Pueblo Nuevo, Marcovia will receive training as soon as possible to further support the health of its community members.

Community Health Workers, or Guardianes de Salud, work on a volunteer basis as advocates for health care within their communities. While this is an existing program in Honduras and Guardianes de Salud are identified by other organizations and some health centers, Global Brigades is able to bridge gaps in access to training and provide more comprehensive technical skills. Our CHWs are some of the very few Guardianes de Salud to receive certification from the Honduran government. Our CHWs are tasked with treating and preventing common illnesses, and some of their responsibilities include first aid, supporting and caring for pregnancies and newborns, and responding to emergency situations. They are also responsible for following up with chronic patients to ensure proper administration of medications and treatments to avoid further complications. Additionally, CHWs provide support for brigades that are hosted in their area. At the completion of their training, CHWs are equipped with basic medical supplies and equipment provided by Global Brigades and its partners. The presence of these volunteers and their advocacy for health within their community contributes to the sustainability of health care supported by Global Brigades’ Medical Program and is one of the most impactful disease prevention strategies in rural communities across the globe.

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in Pueblo Nuevo, Marcovia attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in Pueblo Nuevo, Marcovia’s school building. The various stations of the clinic are held in the school’s 6 classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 847 patients and performs an average of 193 dental procedures. Each day of the brigade, an average of 8 educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 847 patients
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: Inez Carranza, 3 de Febrero, Brisas del Pacifico, Nueva Boca, La Isla
BRIGADE SITE: Pueblo Nuevo, Marcovia School

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN PUEBLO NUEVO, MARCOVIA

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Brown University January 2012 44 University of North Carolina Wilmington December 2012 47
Emory University May 2013 81 DePaul University December 2013 51
Carnegie Mellon University March 2014 30 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University May 2014 35
Rutgers University – New Brunswick & University of Maryland August 2015 45

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.

649

Patient Consultations

863

Fluoride Treatments

321

Fillings Performed

97

Dental Education Workshop

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in Pueblo Nuevo, Marcovia attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in Pueblo Nuevo, Marcovia’s school building. The various stations of the clinic are held in the school’s 6 classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 847 patients and performs an average of 193 dental procedures. Each day of the brigade, an average of 8 educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 847 patients
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: Inez Carranza, 3 de Febrero, Brisas del Pacifico, Nueva Boca, La Isla
BRIGADE SITE: Pueblo Nuevo, Marcovia School

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN PUEBLO NUEVO, MARCOVIA

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Brown University January 2012 44 University of North Carolina Wilmington December 2012 47
Emory University May 2013 81 DePaul University December 2013 51
Carnegie Mellon University March 2014 30 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University May 2014 35
Rutgers University – New Brunswick & University of Maryland August 2015 45

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Pueblo Nuevo, Marcovia but has not yet begun with the Engineering Program. Now in the planning phase, a reliable source of clean water will be identified as soon as feasible, followed by the design of a water solution sufficient to meet the community’s needs for the next 20 years with projected population growth.

Water System : No
Type of System : N/A
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 Pueblo Nuevo, Marcovia but has not yet begun with the Water Program. Now in the planning phase, the Water Program will begin implementing a new water system or any necessary repairs to existing infrastructure following the Engineering Program’s evaluation and recommendations.

Water System : No
Type of System : N/A
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 Pueblo Nuevo, Marcovia 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 : 0
Economic Activities : Fishing, Day Labor
Existing Microenterprises : Corner Stores

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Pueblo Nuevo 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 : 36
Homes with Eco-Stoves : 20
Homes with Water FIlters : 0
Common House Materials : Cement Blocks/Brick, Wood, Plastic

Local Reference Points

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