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Country Comparisons

Learn more about each of the countries we work with to help your chapter decide where to plan your next Brigade.

What Makes Each Country Partner Unique

Brigade Programs Offered Program Strength Highlights Primary
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Need Level Partner Demographic Donation Goal Average Airfare Additional Considerations
Honduras Medical
Dental
Business
Public Health
Water
Engineering
Legal Empowerment
Program sustainability, long tenured team Spanish Extreme Rural Latino $$ US Travel Advisory
Panama Medical
Dental
Business
Public Health
Water
Legal Empowerment
Contract of Panama City and rural poverty, diverse indigenous groups Spanish High Rural Indigenous and Latino $$
Ghana Medical
Dental
Business
Public Health
Water
Greece Medical
Dental
Guatemala Medical
Dental
Medical
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Dental
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Water
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Guatemala

Our Country Partners

Honduras

Established 2004 | 164 Communities | 7 Brigade Programs

In 2004, Global Brigades started its work in the country of Honduras as a medical relief organization. Through the collaboration of community partners and local leaders, we eventually evolved our programming to tackle the underlying issues causing and relating to the health challenges we initially observed during medical clinics. No longer focusing on short-term medical relief, Global Brigades works to empower communities through economic development, sustainable healthcare and water and sanitation projects.

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Panama

Established 2008 | 100 Communities | 6 Brigade Programs

Since 2008, Global Brigades has refined a holistic approach specific to the strengths and goals of Panamanian communities to grow local economies, improve access to healthcare and empower families with legal resources to resolve disputes and formalize businesses. Inspired by our many indigenous community partners, our Panama model focuses on promoting a sense of belonging within communities and always prioritizes collaboration program execution.

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Ghana

Established 2011 | 31 Communities | 4 Brigade Programs

In 2011, Global Brigades decided to expand its Holistic Model to a country in Africa to complement its work in Central America. Through in-person visits of more than 20 countries and a thorough research report on the best fit for our model, Ghana was selected as the best partner country. Programs in Ghana focus on healthcare, economic development and clean water.

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Nicaragua

Established 2013 | 119 Communities | Brigades not offered

In 2010, community partnerships in Nicaragua were originally established in close proximity to our partners in Honduras as a way to expand the region we were already working in. Programs initially started with healthcare clinics to better understand the needs of the Jinotega region of the country. In 2013, we officially established a separate operation in Nicaragua and have expanded our programs to include economic development, clean water and sanitation.

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Greece

Established 2019 | 2 Camps | 2 Brigade Programs

In 2018, by invitation of the UN International Office of Migration and in partnership with the Greek Health Department, Global Brigades set off to help fill a void for health care services in refugee camps and begin applying our tenets of development work: holistic model, empowerment of community members, and increased collaboration with local government and NGOs in this unique setting.

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Guatemala

Established 2019 | 5 Communities | 2 Brigade Programs

In 2019, Global Brigades furthered its work in Central America with expansion to the country of Guatemala.  Through collaboration with community partners and local leaders, we have begun the initial steps in implementing the Holistic Model in rural Mayan Guatemalan communities. Consistent with our programmatic methodology, we have started implementing Medical Brigades.  These brigades will provide healthcare clinics to better understand the needs of the Tecpan region of the country. As Global Brigades works to empower communities, efforts towards economic development, sustainable healthcare and water sanitation projects will advance.

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