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PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES

HONDURAS | NICARAGUA | GHANA

 

Volunteers empower rural communities to prevent common illnesses
through in-home infrastructural development, community
leader training, and health education.

 

   

 

 

  

Five projects were chosen based on observations of
medical patient records. Depending on the country,
volunteers may build eco-stoves, latrines, concrete
floors, showers, or water storage units.

   

 

 

Volunteers provide health education workshops to
children and adults to ensure proper use of projects
and educate on sanitation practices.

     

 

 

Masons train volunteers on proper use of tools and
safety procedures to construct projects. Tutorial
videos are also provided before brigades. 

   

 

 

Between brigades the in-country team provides
follow-up and training to local masons to ensure the
maintenance of the structures.

     
 

The Public Health Program works with community
leaders to establish a Basic Sanitation Committee to
continue providing sanitation education. 

     
 

Volunteers engage in evening discussions and educational workshops.

 

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JOIN OR LEAD A PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADE

Public Health Brigades can be organized through University Public Health Chapters (15+ volunteers) or small groups (3-5 volunteers). All volunteers fundraise to support the construction, logistical costs of their brigade, and year-round follow-up. Brigade Leaders are assigned a Global Brigades Advisor to help them through the coordination process.

 

 Find a Chapter          Lead a Brigade

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

   

 

 

 

 

   

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Sustainability

     

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Example
Itinerary

  Testimonials

 

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