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Global Medical & Dental Brigades accepting applications for spring break 2024


WVU Global Medical and Dental Brigades are now accepting applications for their spring break 2024 brigade to rural Honduras. Applications are due on Friday, September 15th.

Global Brigades will actively be recruiting during the first four weeks of the fall semester. For more information on Global Brigades, please plan to attend an information session on Thursday, September 7th at 6:00 PM in G20 Ming-Hsieh Hall.

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Partnering To Improve Global Health


Health refers to more than the absence of disease according to the World Health Organization, which describes it as including physical, mental, and social wellbeing. The organization also lists it as a fundamental right for each person. This encompasses all social classes and applies to the global population at large.

A quick look into developing countries, however, reveals that providing medical care is not a simple task. In regions that suffer from unreliable water resources, a short supply of medical services, and malnutrition, it can be difficult for populations to obtain and maintain good health.

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UMASS Lowell News

Manning Students Serve as Small Business Consultants in Panama


Working with Community Bank, Chicken Farm and Artisans, Students Gain New Perspectives

Business major Corey Perez gained a new perspective on life while visiting a chicken farm in Panama this summer.
Perez and nine other Manning School of Business students traveled to the Central American country for a weeklong service-learning trip run by Global Brigades, a nonprofit health and sustainable development organization that provides volunteer opportunities for college students.

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Greece Travel Made Easy: This Company Will Transform How You Explore Greece


Want to travel to Greece? Meet the trio behind Greece’s top family travel company, Kids Love Greece: Katerina Makatouni, Maria Giannouli and Maria Tsigoni, who have been friends since they were kids. They grew up together on Crete, the largest island in Greece, and now they have kids themselves.

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Ole Miss

Four Pharmacy Students Named Taylor Medalists


Four first-year students in the professional program at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy earned Marcus Elvis Taylor Memorial Medals, the university’s highest academic award, this spring.

Fewer than 1% of all Ole Miss students earn the award annually, and honorees must have a 3.9 GPA or higher. This year, some 3.5% of eligible pharmacy students were awarded Taylor Medals.

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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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