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Providing support for medical services in Honduras – and building empathy


For Aishwarya Surendran ’25, the most memorable part of spring break was working at a vision screening station in Honduras, where she helped a little girl pick out a pair of pink glasses.

“We brought hundreds of pairs of glasses with different designs and prescriptions with us, and we went digging through the collection to find a pair for her,” Surendran said.

Surendran was among 21 members of the Brandeis chapter of the Global Medical Brigades who headed to Honduras to provide support to doctors and other medical service workers in February

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Geauga County Maple Leaf

NDCL School News - Students serve as business consultants to entrepreneurs in Honduras


Students in Greg Schmidt’s marketing principles classes recently served as business consultants to entrepreneurs in Honduras through Global Brigades, an international non-profit organization that collaborates with communities to achieve health and economic goals.

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The NAU Review

NAU honors President’s Prize, Gold Axe, Distinguished Senior winners


President José Luis Cruz Rivera presented the President’s Prize, Gold Axe awards and the Distinguished Senior awards to students at a ceremony on April 10, honoring their hard work and accomplishments during their careers at NAU.

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East Tennessean

ETSU expanding global healthcare access


ETSU’s Global Medical Brigades is raising money in hopes of going to Panama to provide healthcare to those in need.

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The Scribe

UCCS Global Medical Brigades hosting banquet and silent auction to fund trip to Guatemala


This month, the Global Medical Brigades (GMB) chapter at UCCS is entering their final stages of fundraising for their upcoming trip abroad to Guatemala, where students will provide medical aid and health education to underserved individuals in the community.

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UNICEF Panama CO Report


In Panama, UNICEF coordinates its humanitarian response with the National Border Service (SENAFRONT), the National Migration Service (SNM), the National Secretariat for Children, Adolescents and Family (SENNIAF), Civil Protection (SINAPROC), and the Ministry of Health (MINSA). As part of the coordination Human Mobility Group of the United Nations, UNICEF implements services in the sectors of WASH, Child Protection, GBV, and maternal and child health, through its implementing partners RET Americas, Global Brigades, SOS Children’s Villages, HIAS, and the Panamanian Red Cross. On the ground, UNICEF works closely with Doctors Without Borders, the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), and the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF). Read the full report here: UNICEF Panama Humanitarian Situation Report (Children on the Move) 10 March 2023

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Marquette Today University News

Global Medical Brigades and Versiti Blood Drive, March 22 and 31


Global Medical Brigades has partnered with Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin for a pair of blood drives in honor of late College of Nursing instructor Kit Stevic. The blood drives will take place on Wednesday, March 22, from noon to 6 p.m. and Friday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU.

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Marquette Today University News

Biomedical sciences student reflects on Global Brigades experience


The Global Brigades organization aims to promote sustainable development in rural Central America through a holistic model organized around development of sustainable health systems, of water and sanitation infrastructure, and of economic systems.

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Marquette Today University News

Global Medical Brigades collecting donations for City on a Hill


Global Medical Brigades is collecting culturally competent donations for City on a Hill to give back to the Milwaukee community and make a difference in combating the different health disparities seen in the Milwaukee community. 

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Northern Today

Students Help Refugee Businesses in Greece


Northern Michigan University students in a social entrepreneurship special topics course last semester worked with refugees in Greece to improve their businesses. The students collaborated with Global Brigades, a nonprofit based in the United States with satellite offices that help communities reach health and economic goals. Global Brigades picks the businesses run by clients from different countries and connects them with students.

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