San Francisco

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

Overview

San Francisco, San Antonio de Oriente is located within the municipality of San Antonio de Oriente in the department of Francisco Morazan in Central Honduras. The typical house is made of adobe or cement blocks. Children in the community have access to primary school or up to 6th grade. There is a gravity water system in the community. Most of the community members work in agriculture. The top needs expressed by San Francisco’s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades include a water system, community bank, and trained CHWs.

Municipality: San Antonio de Oriente
Department: Francisco Morazan

Homes : 630
Population : 2959
Water System : Yes - Gravity
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
Community Health Workers : No
Homes with Latrines : 32%
Education : Up to 6th grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 35 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.

The community of San Francisco, San Antonio de Oriente has access to a CESAR in the community as well as a private clinic. Medications are sometimes available. During initial communications with community members, Global Brigades learned that the most common illnesses in the community are respiratory diseases, conjunctivitis, hypertension, diabetes, and gastrointestinal diseases.

525

Brigade Volunteers

6482

Patient Consulations

497

PAP Smears Performed

139

Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

The community of San Francisco, San Antonio de Oriente 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. San Francisco, San Antonio de Oriente 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 San Francisco, San Antonio de Oriente attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in San Francisco’s school building. The various stations of the clinic are held in the school’s 7 classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 498 patients and performs an average of 88 dental procedures. Each day of the brigade, educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 498
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: Lizapa, Santa Rosa, La Rocha, Galeras, Chaguite
BRIGADE SITE: San Francisco, San Antonio de Oriente

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN SAN FRANCISCO, SAN ANTONIO DE ORIENTE

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Connecticut January 2012 43 San Jose State University May 2012 41
West Virginia University March 2013 44 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Brandenton May 2013 23
State University of New York Binghampton January 2014 42 Ohio State University & University of Central Oklahoma May 2014 49
University of Maryland & University of Maryland Baltimore January 2015 43 University of Oklahoma May 2015 45
Rice University May 2016 33 Boston University January 2017 41
Virginia Tech January 2018 38 Unviersity of the Sciences May 2018 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

1087

Fluoride Treatments

337

Fillings Performed

51

Dental Education Workshop

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in San Francisco, San Antonio de Oriente attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in San Francisco’s school building. The various stations of the clinic are held in the school’s 7 classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 498 patients and performs an average of 88 dental procedures. Each day of the brigade, educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 498
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: Lizapa, Santa Rosa, La Rocha, Galeras, Chaguite
BRIGADE SITE: San Francisco, San Antonio de Oriente

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN SAN FRANCISCO, SAN ANTONIO DE ORIENTE

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Connecticut January 2012 43 San Jose State University May 2012 41
West Virginia University March 2013 44 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Brandenton May 2013 23
State University of New York Binghampton January 2014 42 Ohio State University & University of Central Oklahoma May 2014 49
University of Maryland & University of Maryland Baltimore January 2015 43 University of Oklahoma May 2015 45
Rice University May 2016 33 Boston University January 2017 41
Virginia Tech January 2018 38 Unviersity of the Sciences May 2018 45

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in San Francisco, San Antonio de Oriente 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 : 85%
Water Council : Yes

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in San Francisco, San Antonio de Oriente 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 : 85%
Water Council : Yes

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

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

Community Bank : No
Community Bank Members : 0
Economic Activities : Agriculture, Cattle Raising, Day Laborer
Existing Microenterprises : Corner Stores, Agriculture Stores, Home Goods Stores, Hardware Stores, Clothing Stores, Eateries

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in San Francisco, San Antonio de Oriente 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 : 32%
Homes with Eco-Stoves : 80%
Homes with Water FIlters : 0
Common House Materials : Adobe, Cement Blocks

Local Reference Points

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