Santa Rosa no. 1

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

Overview

Santa Rosa no. 1 is located within the municipality of Teupasenti in the department of El Paraíso in central Honduras. Children in the community have access to a Centro Básico, or education up to ninth grade. Most of the community members work in agriculture. The top needs expressed by Santa Rosa no. 1’s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades include a community center, a health center, and in-home public health infrastructure.

Municipality: Teupasenti
Department: El Paraíso

Homes : 100
Population : 500
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : No
Homes with Latrines : 70%
Education : Up to 8th Grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 2 hrs

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 no health center in the community of Santa Rosa no. 1. However, community members are able to walk approximately ten minutes to seek medical attention at the nearest CESAMO in Teupasenti. The most common illnesses reported by community members include arterial hypertension, chronic coughing, and the common cold.

351

Brigade Volunteers

4,602

Patient Consulations

330

PAP Smears Performed

103

Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

The community of Santa Rosa no. 1 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. Santa Rosa no. 1 will receive training as soon as possible to further support the health of its community members.

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in Santa Rosa no. 1 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 seven classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 641 patients. Each day of the brigade, an average of five educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 641
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: EL CANTÓN, El JUTE, LAS UVAS
BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL BUILDING

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN SANTA ROSA NO. 1

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of California Irvine March 2012 50 Oakland University December 2012 41
Seton Hall University May 2013 20 St. Olaf University February 2014 N/A
San Francisco State University June 2014 48 University of California Berkeley & University of Maryland January 2015 55
Emory University May 2015 40 Smith College / University of Southern California / Rutgers / New Brunswick March 2016 36
Georgia State University May 2017 36 Dalhousie University May 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.

596

Patient Consultations

1,534

Fluoride Treatments

315

Fillings Performed

111

Dental Education Workshop

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in Santa Rosa no. 1 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 seven classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 641 patients. Each day of the brigade, an average of five educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 641
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: EL CANTÓN, El JUTE, LAS UVAS
BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL BUILDING

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN SANTA ROSA NO. 1

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of California Irvine March 2012 50 Oakland University December 2012 41
Seton Hall University May 2013 20 St. Olaf University February 2014 N/A
San Francisco State University June 2014 48 University of California Berkeley & University of Maryland January 2015 55
Emory University May 2015 40 Smith College / University of Southern California / Rutgers / New Brunswick March 2016 36
Georgia State University May 2017 36 Dalhousie University May 2018 37

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Santa Rosa no. 1 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 : N/A
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 Santa Rosa no. 1 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 : N/A
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 Santa Rosa no. 1 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
Existing Microenterprises : N/A

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Santa Rosa no. 1 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 : 70%
Homes with Eco-Stoves : N/A
Homes with Water FIlters : N/A
Common House Materials : N/A

Local Reference Points

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