Sartenejas, Danlí

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

Overview

Sartenejas is located within the municipality of Danlí in the department of El Paraiso in south eastern Honduras. Children in the community have access to a primary school, which is up to 6th grade. Most of the community members work in agriculture. The top needs expressed by Santa Cruz’s inhabitants during their initial communications with Global Brigades are economic development, medical care, and an improved water system.

Municipality: Danlí
Department: El Paraiso

Homes : 242
Population : 1295
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : No
Community Health Workers : No
Homes with Latrines : 82%
Education : Up to 6th Grade
Distance to Lodging Facility : N/A

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.

Communities Members in Sartenejas do not have a health center in their community and must travel approximately 30 min walking to address any immediate health needs but must travel to the city of Tegucigalpa for more serious cases. As reported by community leaders, with Global Brigades initial communications with the community, the most common illnesses are diabetes, hypertension, and diarrhea and gastrointestinal problems usually associated with parasites.

402

Brigade Volunteers

5149

Patient Consultations

135

Vision Screenings Provided

114

Health Education Workshops

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in Sartenejas attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in Sartenejas primary school building. The various stations of the clinic are held in the school’s 7 classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of 10 minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 643 patients and performs an average of 69 dental procedures. Each day of the brigade, an average of 14 educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients. 

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 643
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: San Diego

BRIGADE SITE: Sartenejas  

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN SARTENEJAS

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of California San Diego Medical March 2012 51 Imperial College London Medical September 2012 23
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Medical May 2013 51 University of Maryland Baltimore Medical January 2014 32
Boston University Medical May 2014 38 University of Kentucky Medical January 2015 49
University of Oklahoma Medical May 2015 45 Syracuse Area Medical January 2016 34
Clemson University Medical & University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa Medical & Wake Forest University Medical May 2016 22 East Carolina University Medical January 2017 31
University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical & Thomas Jefferson University Medical May 2019 26

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.

559

Patient Consultations

631

Number of Extractions

328

Fillings Performed

144

Dental Education Workshops

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Community members in Sartenejas attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in Sartenejas primary school building. The various stations of the clinic are held in the school’s 7 classrooms. Doctors are able to spend an average of 10 minutes with each patient. Each brigade sees an average of 643 patients and performs an average of 69 dental procedures. Each day of the brigade, an average of 14 educational charlas are facilitated with the clinic’s patients. 

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 643
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: San Diego

BRIGADE SITE: Sartenejas  

MEDICAL/DENTAL BRIGADES IN SARTENEJAS

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of California San Diego Medical March 2012 51 Imperial College London Medical September 2012 23
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Medical May 2013 51 University of Maryland Baltimore Medical January 2014 32
Boston University Medical May 2014 38 University of Kentucky Medical January 2015 49
University of Oklahoma Medical May 2015 45 Syracuse Area Medical January 2016 34
Clemson University Medical & University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa Medical & Wake Forest University Medical May 2016 22 East Carolina University Medical January 2017 31
University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical & Thomas Jefferson University Medical May 2019 26

Engineering

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Sartenejas 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 possible

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

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

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

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