While Williams does her service in the Milwaukee community, some, like Jordan De La Hunt, a junior in the College of Health Sciences, wants to see where in the world their service can take them.
De La Hunt is a co-leader of Global Brigades, a service organization providing medical aid and resources locally and internationally.
The group tries to work on a semester-to-semester basis. In the first semester, students start planning for international aid trips. The students are accompanied by licensed medical professionals, ensuring ethical and professional care for patients. In the second semester, students start planning service work for the Milwaukee community.
UNH Global Medical Brigades will be hosting a fundraiser at the Community Oven in Hampton 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 to raise money for an upcoming medical mission trip to Panama from Jan. 7 to 15.
Twenty percent of proceeds from all dine-in and takeout orders from the 845 Lafayette Rd. pizza restaurant will be donated to the cause.
The money raised will help 21 University of New Hampshire students pay for flights, lodging, in-country transportation, paying support staff, security, and medical supplies.
The UCCS Global Medical Brigades is shifting into gear this year with upcoming fundraising events for students interested in the program, with their sights set on a medical brigade to Guatemala in 2023.
The Global Medical Brigades is a student-run organization that provides assistance and resources to communities in countries lacking proper medical care. The work they have accomplished has benefited a handful of communities, changing thousands of lives.
The club’s co-president, Juan Maldonado, said, “Global Brigades works to bring basic triage and health education to under-served communities in countries abroad.” According to Maldonado, their goals can vary from things like building latrines or small water reservoirs to providing medical education.
In January, 21 University of New Hampshire health studies and pre-med students will travel to Panama to work with healthcare professionals, learn, assist, and care for patients at a local clinic for 5 days
“Thirty-two PURPLEfect people, representing grades 8-12, will volunteer in refugee shelters in Athens. In addition, Purple Lightning will visit a few Greek islands and experience a range of cultural activities.
STEMCivics students travel as volunteers for Squads Abroad, a worldwide effort that connects students to improving communities while enjoying a culturally-enriched journey.
Three students at SKC are making a name for themselves by creating an opportunity within the nursing school for students to get hands-on experience overseas.
Part of the Global Brigades initiative, third year nursing students Melissa Oden, Michelle Zempel, and Stephanie Robinson will lead a local cohort of 12 students lending medical help in Greece this July. Not only will the three be some of the first graduates of SKC’s new four-year direct admit BSN degree program, but they’re also the first to have initiated a project like this for the nursing program.
After graduating with his Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto at Scarborough in 2014, Dr. Iskander went on to earn his medical degree from the American University of Antigua in 2020. He then began a Surgical residency before moving to Scranton, PA to pursue Internal Medicine.
Dr. Iskander attributes his success to his passion for his career, empathy, patient interactions, and community work environments. He is involved with several philanthropic endeavors, including The Global Medical Brigades, with whom he has helped coordinate and participate in medical expeditions.
In a two-month period, That Studio transformed a 100 sq.m. apartment in Metaxourgeio Square, Athens into Global Brigades polyclinic for vulnerable populations, specialised on refugees and asylum seekers, aiming to create a safe place for patients through a low-cost, sustainable design process.