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1 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFORMATION SESSION MONTH DAY, YEAR

2 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION - ABOUT GLOBAL BRIGADES GLOBAL BRIGADES MISSION To empower volunteers to facilitate sustainable solutions in under resourced communities GLOBAL BRIGADES VISION To improve equality of life, by igniting the largest student-led social responsibility movement on the planet.

3 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION - PROGRAMS To empower volunteers, Global Brigades offers 10 skill-based programs

4 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – WHERE WE WORK COUNTRIES SELECTED BASED ON: Large need in rural areas Strong community partnerships Logistically feasible Safe for volunteers NEEDS THAT GLOBAL BRIGADES ADDRESSES: Basic services Healthcare Economic Programs are offered in Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, and Ghana

5 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PROGRAMS AND COUNTRIES Ghan a Panama Dental Medical Microfinance Water Business Dental Environmental Human Rights Medical Microfinance Medical Public Health Nicaragua Honduras Architecture Business Dental Engineering Medical Microfinance Public Health Water Programs offered in each country

6 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PROGRAMS AND COUNTRIES Ghan a Panama Dental Medical Microfinance Water Business Dental Environmental Human Rights Medical Microfinance Medical Public Health Nicaragua Honduras Architecture Business Dental Engineering Medical Microfinance Public Health Water Programs offered in each country

7 WHY HONDURAS?

8 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – RURAL HONDURAS STATISTICS 24.3% of the population receives less than $1 per day 7.3% of the country’s GDP is spent on healthcare The physician density is about 1 doctor for every 2,000 people 32% lack access to basic sanitation 5% of infant deaths (<5 years of age) are due to diarrheal disease Average level of education is approximately 6 th grade HONDURA S NICARAG UA COSTA RICA PANAM A GUATEMA LA BELIZ E EL SALVADOR

9 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – RURAL HONDURAS STATISTICS 2 of 5 people in rural Honduras lack access to improved sanitation infrastructure

10 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PUBLIC HEALTH FOR EVERY PUBLIC HEALTH VOLUNTEER 1 WATER STORAGE UNIR CAN BE BUILT =

11 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PUBLIC HEALTH FOR EVERY TWO PUBLIC HEALTH VOLUNTEERS 1 FAMILY CAN BENEFIT FROM A LATRINE =

12 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PUBLIC HEALTH AND, FOR EVERY FIFTEEN PUBLIC HEALTH VOLUNTEERS, TWO FAMILIES CAN RECEIVE COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

13 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – IMPACT OF PUBLIC HEALTH HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE AFFECTS Health Sanitation and hygiene Time and quality of life IN-HOME HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE Reduces time spent walking to water sources Reduces skin diseases Reduces respiratory illness Improves sanitation

14 HOW DOES PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES HELP?

15 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – WHAT IS PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES? PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES Improve health through the construction of eco-stoves, latrines, water storage units, showers, and concrete floors The five projects were chosen based on observations of medical brigade patient records, which illustrated high levels of respiratory illness, Chagas disease and other preventable ailments caused by poor in-home health infrastructure Basic Sanitation Committees are formed in communities to ensure project sustainability and maximize health impact

16 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PROJECT SUSTAINABILITY COMMUNITY SELECTION Based on - Need - Access to loans and banks - Community commitment SUSTAINABILITY ASPECTS Establish the Basic Sanitation Committee - Community led - Leads building of further projects In-country staff - Lead your brigade - Train community councils and committees - Perform continuous community follow-up and monitoring - Select future communities to work with

17 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PUBLIC HEALTH TEAM PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES TEAM Leads your brigade Performs community follow-up Build community relations - Works with community in preparation for brigade arrival Advises chapters with brigade preparation

18 HOW CAN YOU HELP?

19 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – WHY WE WANT YOU YOUR BENEFITS Contribute to sustainable change Further your education - Spanish language immersion - Public health needs and solutions - International development experience COMMUNITY BENEFITS Empowerment - Reinforces communities commitment to their health - Students empower communities Investment for health infrastructure projects

20 WHAT DOES A BRIGADE LOOK LIKE?

21 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ITINERARY

22 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ONE WEEK BRIGADE ECO-STOVES Build eco-stoves with chimneys for proper release of carbon elements from homes Harmful pollutants that cause many respiratory illnesses are diverted Eco-stoves burn more efficiently, limiting deforestation Safer for children and pregnant mothers

23 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ONE WEEK BRIGADE CONCRETE FLOORS Chagas is a potentially fatal disease spread through insects that burrow into the ground and into adobe bricks Children learn to crawl and walk in homes with bare feet, increasing parasitic infection Concrete floors are a simple solution to this health challenge

24 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ONE WEEK BRIGADE LATRINES Build latrines for sanitary and proper waste disposal Latrines provide convenient and inexpensive solution near the home

25 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ONE WEEK BRIGADE WATER STORAGE UNITS In collaboration with Water Brigades, provides constant access to clean, chlorinated water in the home Water “pilas” allow for a secure and convenient storage place that also saves families hundreds of hours per year walking to water sources

26 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ONE WEEK BRIGADE SHOWERS Most homes in communities do not have showers that provide a clean space to bathe. Without a shower or pila, people are forced to use the river or other unclean sources of water to bathe themselves The shower will provide space for daily bathing. In this new design, the pila, latrine, and shower will be incorporated into one joined “hygiene station.”

27 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ONE WEEK BRIGADE HYGIENE STATION DESIGN Proposed by members of the Public Health Brigade chapter at DePaul University, this design was piloted by the in-country staff in November 2011 in El Cantòn. It includes the newest infrastructure project, a shower. The project was successful and well-received by the masons and community members, and has been incorporated into all Public Health Brigades. The hygiene station was revamped in December It is now L-shaped and uses fewer bricks, lowering costs.

28 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ONE WEEK BRIGADE EDUCATION WORKSHOPS ADULT AND FAMILY HEALTH EDUCATION Focuses on the importance, care, and maintenance of the construction projects This also initiates the proper dialogue to share other critical health concepts, such as treatment of potable drinking water and proper sanitation practices KID’S HEALTH EDUCATION Dynamic mix of songs, games, and interactive simple activities but highly effective Teaches health promotion and disease prevention methods, and serves as a supplement to health education already taking place in the classroom

29 HOW DO I SIGN UP?

30 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – TOTAL CONTRIBUTION HOW IS YOUR PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADE FUNDED? Volunteers’ Program Contribution: - $780 (Honduras) - Brigade expenses - Program sustainability - Airfare: Variable PROGRAM CONTRIBUTION DETAILS 7 day program (Honduras) Accommodations & meals (vegetarian options available) Clean drinking water Airport pick-up and drop-off In-country transportation Spanish translators and coordinators, and security Program sustainability and follow-up between brigades Public Health Project Materials: $100

31 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – RESOURCES FOR YOU FUNDRAISING TOOL Send links of brigade project information to donors Create personalized profile to share with your donors Track donation progress on individual and group level STUDENT RESOURCE SITE https://www.globalbrigades.org/volunteer-tools-home Brigade planning materials Collection of reports from past brigades Community profiles Frequently asked questions IN-COUNTRY ADVISING TEAM Team of trained staff in Nicaragua Share best practices for all aspects of brigade preparation Answer questions about brigade and community

32 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CONTACT INFORMATION Contact your advisor for information about Public Health Brigades in Honduras Don’t know who your advisor is? g

33 PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – JOIN THE NEXT BRIGADE NAME LAST NAME President Phone Number NAME LAST NAME President Phone Number

34 QUESTIONS? Don’t Hesitate to Ask


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