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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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Middlebury News

Hannah Marie Blair ’17 Named Schwarzman Scholar


Hannah Marie Blair, a Middlebury graduate from the Class of 2017, has received a Schwarzman Scholarship for graduate study in China. Blair is one of 151 students to receive the prestigious scholarship, which funds a one-year master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. She is part of the eighth class of Schwarzman Scholars, which includes students from 36 countries and 121 universities.

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Music and medicine meet with Cape Breton sisters


A simple toothbrush convinced a Mabou Harbour woman to join her sister on a medical mission to Central America this spring.

Jessie Helen MacNeil, 21, and Nora MacNeil, 20, will travel to Honduras in May as part of Global Brigades, an international non-profit organization that helps communities improve their health care, economic development, and water and sanitation.

Nora, a third-year medical science student at Dalhousie University who plans to become a doctor, went on a mission to Guatemala last year. While sharing stories about the experience with Jessie Helen, she mentioned many people there had never seen a toothbrush until the volunteers gave them simple dental hygiene packs.

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989 XFM

Inverness County’s Jessie Helen And Nora MacNeil Planning Humanitarian Trip To Honduras


A pair of sisters are taking to the stage later this month to help fundraise for a humanitarian trip next year to spend a week to 10 days as part of a Global Medical Brigades mission. Global Brigades is an international organization helping communities find sustainable solutions to improve health, water, sanitation, and economic infrastructures in depleted communities all over the world.

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The Paisano

Get Involved Week of Nov. 15 to Nov. 22


Krispy Kreme Fundraiser will be hosted by Global Brigades from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the Central Plaza at Food Tabling 1.

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Marquette Wire

JOURNAL: Community Service Organizations


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.

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