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1 MEDICAL BRIGADES INFORMATION SESSION MONTH DAY, YEAR

2 MEDICAL 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 MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION - PROGRAMS To empower volunteers, Global Brigades offers 10 skill-based programs

4 MEDICAL 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 MEDICAL 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 Business Architecture Dental Engineering Medical Microfinance Public Health Water Programs offered in each country

6 MEDICAL 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 Business Architecture Dental Engineering Medical Microfinance Public Health Water Programs offered in each country

7 WHY PANAMA?

8 53% of people living in the Darien Province live on less that $4/day

9 MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION - LOCATION = FOR EVERY ONE MEDICAL VOLUNTEER 24 PEOPLERECEIVE ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE

10 MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – IMPACT OF MEDICAL BRIGADES ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE Reduces patients' need to walk hours or days for routine medical care or emergency procedures Patients avoid waiting hours in line at local health centers Patients receive medications that are often hard to find at local health centers due to lack of resources Patients receive healthcare education to prevent common illnesses Facilitates healthier, more productive lives ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE AFFECTS Sanitation and hygiene Economic potential Future health

11 HOW DOES MEDICAL BRIGADES HELP?

12 MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – WHAT IS MEDICAL BRIGADES? MEDICAL BRIGADES Provides communities with access to doctors and medicine every 3-4 months Through multiple 7 day brigades, community members receive doctor care, medicine, and health education workshops Provides all eligible patients with anti-parasite medications, eliminating and preventing intestinal parasites for 4 months

13 MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PROJECT SUSTAINABILITY COMMUNITY SELECTION Based on - Need - Access to medical care - Community commitment SUSTAINABILITY ASPECTS Establish Community Health Workers (CHWs) - Local community members Patient Referral Program Donors fund medical care that falls outside scope of brigades In country staff - Lead your Brigade - Train CHWs and follow up with communities after brigades - Select future communities to work with

14 MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – MEDICAL TEAM MEDICAL BRIGADES TEAM Prepares communities for the brigade's arrival Leads the brigade from start to finish Performs community follow-up Build community relations Helps facilitate brigade charla and medication preparation

15 HOW CAN YOU HELP?

16 MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – WHY WE WANT YOU YOUR BENEFITS Contribute to sustainable change - Provide a community access to healthcare Education application - Intake & triage of patients - Shadow doctors - Lead preventative healthcare workshops - Participate in clinic pharmacy - Spanish language immersion - International development experience COMMUNITY BENEFITS Empowerment - Students empower communities - Reinforce communities’ commitments to their health Access to healthcare

17 WHAT DOES A BRIGADE LOOK LIKE?

18 MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ITINERARY ONE-WEEK MEDICAL BRIGADE COMPONENTS Volunteers work with licensed Panamanian medical professionals Brigades visit communities over 3 consecutive days Volunteers & health professionals use Open MRS data software to track patient information and care Each daily clinic consists of the following stations: - Intake - Triage - Doctor consultation and gynecology station - Dental consultation - Prescription drop-off - Healthcare education workshops - Prescription pick-up and directions

19 MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CLINIC STATIONS IN-TAKE STATION Fluent Spanish-speaking volunteers or community members record the following information on each patient sheet: Name, Age, Gender Community Residence & Date of Visit

20 MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CLINIC STATIONS TRIAGE STATION With the help of an interpreter, below are some of the items volunteers may record for each patient: Vitals & Chief complaints Blood pressure Allergies and Patient History

21 MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CLINIC STATIONS CONSULTATION STATION Doctors diagnose & prescribe medication to patients Students shadow and ask questions throughout consultation Eligible patients (over two years old, not pregnant or breastfeeding) receive albendozole

22 MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CLINIC STATIONS DENTAL STATION Dentists perform tooth extractions, fluoride treatments Brigades that have reserved the Restorative Care Dental Unit also provide fillings for patients

23 MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CLINIC STATIONS EDUCATION STATION While prescriptions are filled, students teach patients about some of the following health topics: - Oral Hygiene - Hand Washing - STIs - Diet and Blood Pressure/Diabetes - Etc.

24 MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CLINIC STATIONS PRESCRIPTION PICK-UP STATION Patients pick up prescriptions Volunteers with pharmacists to provide the following instructions - Types of Medications - Dosage Amounts - Directions for Medication Usage

25 HOW DO I SIGN UP?

26 MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – TOTAL CONTRIBUTION HOW IS YOUR MEDICAL BRIGADE FUNDED? Volunteers’ Program Contribution: - $890 (Panama) - Brigade expenses - Program sustainability - Airfare: Variable PROGRAM CONTRIBUTION DETAILS 7 day program Accommodations & meals (vegetarian options available) Clean drinking water Airport pick-up and drop-off In-country transportation Bilingual coordinators and interpreters Global Brigades trained paramedics and drivers Program sustainability and follow-up between brigades

27 MEDICAL 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 Panama Share best practices for all aspects of brigade preparation Answer questions about brigade and community

28 MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CONTACT INFORMATION Contact your advisor for information about Medical Brigades in Panama Don’t know who your advisor is? g

29 MEDICAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – JOIN THE NEXT BRIGADE NAME LAST NAME President Phone Number NAME LAST NAME President Phone Number

30 QUESTIONS? Don’t Hesitate to Ask


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