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Medical Brigades @

CUNY QUEENS COLLEGE

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$124,183

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5

BRIGADES

108

VOLUNTEERS

55

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Thank You for visiting our Page! When Global Brigades was chartered in September 2010 at Queens College our vision was to bring a new light to Global Health Issues. Global Brigades\\\' mission is to bring Holistic Sustainable methods of development to countries around the world. What makes Global Brigades unique is not only that it is organized and run by student leaders, but also that its mission is to respect the local community and the culture of the people in the communities. Before entering the community, there must first be a consensus amongst the people before bringing in development programs. In January 2012, our organization embarked on our first Medical & Dental mission in Honduras with Global Brigades. With 28 students, 6 doctors and 2 dentists, within 4 days our group was able to provide basic medical care to more than 1,200 patients of Agaua Caliente. In January 2013, we embarked on our second Medical & Dental mission and first Public Health mission in Nicaragua. 19 Assisting local doctors and dentists in San Gabriel, we axamined and treated over 500 individuals witihin 4 days. Our group then traveled to El Limon, where we spent the next four days building houses, installing eco-friendly stoves, latrines and water storage units. For our 3rd Medical/Dental & 2nd Public Health Brigade, scheduled from January 13th - 19th, 2014, we hope to have a similar impact within Panama. This upcoming Brigade to Panama is unique because we will have the opportunity to combine both the Public Health and Medical/Dental Models to provide a more well rounded, holistic and sustainable system of development during our stay. Preparing for such a huge opportunity is a challenge, and as students we are prepared to do all that we can in order to bring Panama our best. We cannot reach our goal without the loving and meaningful support and donations of those that believe in our cause. This trip is a unique opportunity for students to gain greater awareness of the world around them. Queens is the most diverse county in the World, taking advantage of the amazing diversity that has shaped the culture of our campus, we hope to make this mission an unforgettable one, bringing one of the most culturally diverse group of students that will each have an intrinsically different experience and learn a different lesson. As one of the very few CUNY\\\'s with an established Global Brigades chapter, we hope to also make this a CUNY wide initiative in the future. With an excellent education at an affordable price, students are also given the chance to travel and make a profound impact on the world, as we are leaders of the future. We are learning so that we may serve. If you believe in our cause, and would like to make a contribution to our chapter or an individual, please click \\\"Donate.\\\" All donations are tax deductible.
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Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

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CUNY Queens College Medical/Dental/Public Health Brigade May 2015 Honduras
Jun 08, 2015 - Jun 16, 2015

Global Brigades offers 7-9 day Medical Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua. During a Medical Brigade, volunteers have the opportunity to take vitals and patient history in triage, shadow licensed doctors in medical consultations, and assist in a pharmacy under the direction of licensed pharmacists. Each of our partner communities receives a brigade approximately twice a year. Between brigades, our in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and to conduct Community Health Worker (CHW) trainings to empower local leaders to sustain a consistent level of healthcare. Electronic patient records are collected for future visitations and to monitor overall community health trends.
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Queens College Medical/Dental Brigade Panama 2014
Jan 14, 2014 - Jan 20, 2014

Medical Brigade volunteers will set up temporary clinics in pre-identified communities in Eastern Panama to provide healthcare where access is limited. Each community receives a brigade every 3-4 months. Students on the brigade are given the opportunity to shadow licensed health care professionals while learning about local Panamanian culture. A typical Medical/Dental Brigade clinic consists of six stations: Intake, Triage, Consultation, Dental, Charla (health education), and Pharmacy. Electronic patient records are collected during the brigade to ensure patient follow-up as well as to monitor overall community health trends. Between brigades, the in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and conduct community health worker training aimed at empowering local leaders to perpetuate a consistent level of health care. For every student who volunteers on a Global Medical Brigade, sixty patients can see a doctor who otherwise would not be able to.
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CUNY Queens Medical Brigade January 2013 Nicaragua
Jan 06, 2013 - Jan 14, 2013

Volunteers on Medical and Dental Brigades work closely together with licensed medical and dental professionals to provide quality health initiatives to a community that otherwise has limited access to health care. Volunteers spend three days in a community in order to optimize the amount of time patients are able to spend with the physicians and dentists. Each patient receives a physician consultation, public health talk, and prescribed medicines as well as have access to PAP smears, prostate exams and restorative dental care as necessary. Children, in addition, receive teeth cleaning, a fluoride treatment, and vitamins necessary for proper growth and development. Volunteers have the opportunity to take patient vitals, obtain patient history and current symptoms, shadow and assist licensed physicians and dentists, participate in preventative education, and fill prescriptions under a licensed pharmacist. Volunteers will become familiar with the prevalent health issues in their community and learn about how to prevent and treat those illnesses. These brigades provide each volunteer with the opportunity to make a tangible impact on a specific community while gaining real life experience in the field of international medicine and dentistry.
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January 2012 CUNY Queens Medical Brigade
Jan 04, 2012 - Jan 10, 2012

Thank You for visiting our Page! Medical Brigades at Queens College is a chapter of Global Brigades, the world\'s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Established in September 2010 on the Queens College campus, our chapter systematically works with more than 300 other university groups around the world to deliver and implement one of nine skill-based programs that benefit more than 130,000 Honduran and Panamanian community members annually. Our upcoming Medical Brigade will be the first of many. We need your help to meet our goal! From January 4th-10th, 40 student volunteers will represent Queens College. Each student has been asked to raise funds to contribute to his or her own cost for the trip, $1450. In addition to personal fundraising, we are still working as a group to raise the funds needed to purchase the medications (antibiotics, vitamins, topical meds, etc) and supplies to conduct the Brigade. We have organized a series of fundraising events throughout the year to reach our goal of providing basic medical services to underserved villages in Honduras in January 2012. Through Restaurant Fundraisers such as Friday\'s and Applebee\'s, collaborating with our Athletics department and The Queens College Choral Society we not only spread the word of our mission but also raised funds. As a Medical chapter we will work to establish sustainable health initiatives and provides relief where there is limited access to healthcare. Each community receives a brigade every 3 to 4 months where hundreds of patients are treated and volunteers deliver public health workshops. Electronic patient records are collected for future visitations and to monitor overall community health trends. The funds raised will be used to help students representing Queens College conduct their first Medical Brigade in Honduras. With every student volunteer that attends a brigade, 55 more people are given the chance to receive medical care. With your support this trip will be possible. If you believe in our cause, and would like to make a contribution to our chapter or an individual volunteer, Please click the DONATE button above and follow the subsequent steps. We are very optimistic and excited about our first Brigade! We appreciate your support! If you would like to inquire more information, please feel free to email us at: qc.globalbrigades@gmail.com Thank You!
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