Santa Rosa de Guinope

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

Overview

Santa Rosa de Guinope is located within the municipality of Guinope in the department of El Paraíso in central Honduras. Children in the community have access to education through high school, or up to twelfth grade. Most of the community members work in agriculture. The top needs expressed by Santa Rosa de Guinope’s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades include medications, pedestrian bridges, and a dam for improved irrigation.

Municipality: Guinope
Department: El Paraíso

Homes : 120
Population : 500
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
Community Health Workers : No
Homes with Latrines : 83%
Education : Up to 12th Grade
Distance from Lodging Facility : 2.5 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 a CESAR located in the community of Santa Rosa de Guinope. The most common illnesses reported by community members include arterial hypertension, diabetes, diarrhea, pneumonia, respiratory problems, asthma, headaches, and stomach pain.

369

Brigade Volunteers

8,232

Patient Consulations

372

PAP Smears Performed

257

Health Education Workshops

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

The community of Santa Rosa de Guinope 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 de Guinope will receive training as soon as possible to further support the health of its community members.

 

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in Santa Rosa de Guinope attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in the community’s school building. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 823 patients. Each day of the brigade, an average of eight educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 823
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: LAVANDEROS
BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL BUILDING

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN SANTA ROSA DE GUINOPE

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
UNC Wilmington January 2012 28 UC Riverside & USC Physician’s Assistants June 2012 45
Boston University May 2013 37 Des Moines University March 2014 49
Marshall University June 2014 46 Boston University May 2015 42
University of Virginia & Johns Hopkins January 2016 40 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign May 2016 47
Mount Allison University February 2017 22 Illinois Wesleyan University June 2017 41

 

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.

511

Patient Consultations

1,085

Fluoride Treatments

257

Fillings Performed

50

Dental Education Workshop

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in Santa Rosa de Guinope attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in the community’s school building. Doctors are able to spend an average of ten minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 823 patients. Each day of the brigade, an average of eight educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 823
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: LAVANDEROS
BRIGADE SITE: SCHOOL BUILDING

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN SANTA ROSA DE GUINOPE

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
UNC Wilmington* January 2012 28 UC Riverside & USC Physician’s Assistants* June 2012 45
Boston University* May 2013 37 Des Moines University March 2014 49
Marshall University June 2014 46 Boston University May 2015 42
University of Virginia & Johns Hopkins January 2016 40 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign May 2016 47
Mount Allison University* February 2017 22 Illinois Wesleyan University* June 2017 41

 

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Santa Rosa de Guinope 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 : 99%
Water Council : N/A

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Santa Rosa de Guinope 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 : 99%
Water Council : N/A

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Santa Rosa de Guinope 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 de Guinope 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 : 83%
Homes with Eco-Stoves : N/A
Homes with Water FIlters : N/A
Common House Materials : N/A

Local Reference Points

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