Sorá

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

Overview

Sorá is located in Panamá Oeste. Sorá is home to about 2500 people and is primarily a Latino community. The community has a water system and access to a health post.  Students have the option to attend school up until 9th grade. It takes an average of 1 minute to walk from house to house in Sorá . Most households in this community are made of bricks/ cement blocks or zinc. 95% of families in this community work in agriculture. Some of the needs the community expressed were Public Health and community education. The most common illnesses in Sorá are the common cold, wear and tear of bones and cancer.

Corregimiento: Sorá
District: Chame

Homes : 570
Population : 2500
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Some homes
Health Post : Yes
Community Health Workers : No
Homes with Latrines : 0%
Education : Up to grade 9

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Sorá is located within the Panama Oester province. The most common illnesses in Sorá are the common cold, wear and tear of bones and cancer. There is access to healthcare in the community in the form of a health post.

64

Brigade Volunteers

483

Medical Patient Consultations

MEDICAL BRIGADES IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Texas San Antonio Medical May 2016 43 University of Virginia Medical January 2017 21

 

Dental

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

 

In 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 dentist within a reasonable distance.

243

Dental Patient Consultations

176

Fluoride Treatments

59

Extractions

1

Fillings

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Sorá but has not yet begun the Water program. Now in the planning phase, the financing, delivery, and installation of a water system infrastructure, or repairs to existing infrastructure will start as soon as feasible.

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

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