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Global Medical Brigades Information Session ARCHITECTURE.BUSINESS.DENTAL.ENVIRONMENT.LAW.MEDICAL. PUBLIC HEALTH.WATER www.globalbrigades.org

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Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. As a secular, international nonprofit organization, we mobilize student volunteers and professionals to empower communities in developing countries with programs that improve quality of life while respecting local culture and improving the environment. Between 2008 and 2009, more than 4,000 volunteers from 80 GB university chapters in the U.S., Canada, and U.K. traveled to provide health and economic development solutions to more than 50,000 beneficiaries through our teams in Panama and Honduras. ABOUT.LOCATION.VIDEO.BRIGADES.FOLLOW-UP.SCHEDULE.LODGING.PROGRAM FEE.JOIN

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ABOUT.LOCATION.VIDEO.BRIGADES.FOLLOW-UP.SCHEDULE.LODGING.PROGRAM FEE.JOIN

THE BERKELEY POSTBACCS : 

THE BERKELEY POSTBACCS 2008 Trip Statistics ● 25 volunteers (1 doctor, 1 nurse) ● Over 800 people treated ● $300,000 worth of medications raised ● 30 suitcases of medications ● 1 stove built 2009 Trip Statistics ● 27 volunteers (3 doctors, 1 nurse) ● 1,847 people treated May 2010 Trip ● 25 volunteers (1 MD, 1 NP, 4 RN) 14 Public Health Brigade volunteers ● Dental Station and Patient Education ● 3 additional days of Public Health Brigades

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ABOUT.LOCATION.VIDEO.BRIGADES.FOLLOW-UP.SCHEDULE.LODGING.PROGRAM FEE.JOIN

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ABOUT.LOCATION.VIDEO.BRIGADES.FOLLOW-UP.SCHEDULE.LODGING.PROGRAM FEE.JOIN Communities are selected by an extensive study based on need, access to medicine, and health system infrastructure. Most communities are within only a few hours of student accommodations, so that daily travel for brigades is feasible and safe. Global Brigades only works in communities where we have been invited and have strong relationships with community leaders.

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ABOUT.LOCATION.VIDEO.BRIGADES.FOLLOW-UP.SCHEDULE.LODGING.PROGRAM FEE.JOIN Introduction to Global Medical Brigades

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ABOUT.LOCATION.VIDEO.BRIGADES.FOLLOW-UP.SCHEDULE.LODGING.PROGRAM FEE.JOIN Each brigade visits 4 communities to operate primary care clinics and provide health education workshops.

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ABOUT.LOCATION.VIDEO.BRIGADES.FOLLOW-UP.SCHEDULE.LODGING.PROGRAM FEE.JOIN ● Day 1: leave late in the evening ● Day 2: arrive in Honduras; relax and recover ● Day 3: tour Nuevo Paraiso orphanage and Flor Azul boys school; souvenir shopping; sort and pack meds/supplies ● Day 4: Brigade day ● Day 5: Brigade day ● Day 6: Brigade day ● Day 7: Brigade day, FIESTA! ● Day 8: morning activity; departure in the afternoon

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7:00am: Breakfast 8:00am: Travel to community Setup medical clinic Provide care to patients 12:00pm: Lunch 1:00pm: Continue Medical Brigade 4:00pm: Leave once all are cared for 6:00pm: Dinner 7:00pm: Post-brigade organizing Flag medical records Sort medicines Hand-off patient records for follow-up to MD’s ABOUT.LOCATION.VIDEO.BRIGADES.FOLLOW-UP.SCHEDULE.LODGING.PROGRAM FEE.JOIN

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ABOUT.LOCATION.VIDEO.BRIGADES.FOLLOW-UP.SCHEDULE.LODGING.PROGRAM FEE.JOIN Introduction to Public Health Brigades

PROJECTS : 

PROJECTS Latrines The lack of proper sanitary facilities in many rural homes causes the spread of infectious disease Diarrheal disease, often spread through poor sanitary conditions, kills 4.5 million children yearly Concrete floors The dirt floors of many rural families put children at serious risk of Chagas disease (which can be life-threatening if untreated) and other parasites It is estimated that 8-11 million people in Latin America are presently infected with Chagas disease

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PROJECTS Pilas These serve as water storage tanks and provide families a place to wash clothes and dishes Clean-burning stoves - the majority of rural families use wood burning stoves without chimneys for all their daily cooking Our stove design: Includes a chimney, preventing significant respiratory disease Requires less wood, helping to prevent global warming and decrease deforestation (a significant problem in Honduras)

PHB AGENDA : 

PHB AGENDA Day 7, 8, 9 - Public Health Brigades >7:00am: Breakfast8:00am: Travel to community (same community for all three days)9:00am: Administer health education workshops10:00am: Begin construction of eco-stoves, latrines, pilas or concrete floorsNoon: Lunch1:00pm: Continue construction4:00pm: Community bonding and cultural activity5:00pm: Departure back to accommodations7:00pm: Dinner8:00pm: Night time bonding and reflections

BENEFITS OF A PHB : 

BENEFITS OF A PHB Hands-on work in international development Develop real-world solutions to help improve public health Empower a community to raise its standard of living Build your community organizing, development, and assessment skills See the immediate results of your work Work side by side with local people Practice and learn Spanish Experience life in rural Central America With each brigade, you are making a tangible difference in that community

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ABOUT.LOCATION.VIDEO.BRIGADES.FOLLOW-UP.SCHEDULE.LODGING.PROGRAM FEE.JOIN Electricity, showers, and linens Laundry and room cleaning Private chefs prepare nutritious food Security on duty Internet cafe

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ABOUT.LOCATION.VIDEO.BRIGADES.FOLLOW-UP.SCHEDULE.LODGING.PROGRAM FEE.JOIN Included in program fee: 7 days and 6 nights program Accommodations and meals In-country transportation On-site security and laundry services Spanish translators and coordinators Program sustainability $750 + Airfare + $75* $950 + Airfare + $75* 7-day Medical Brigade 10-day Medical/Public Health Brigade * $75 grant/medication fee can be reduced through successful fundraisers! All costs are paid via brigades.org. Each brigader gets his or her own site through which individuals and businesses can make tax-deductible donations

VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES : 

VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES Attend bi-monthly meetings Raise $100 worth of medications via donation (usually from doctors, pharmacies, and hospitals- we will help you get started!) Help recruit medical professionals Join a team: Pharmacy, Grants, Fundraising

MEETINGS : 

MEETINGS Important information and updates Ideas for personal and group fundraising Team meetings and brainstorming Medical Spanish workshop Mock brigade Medication & supply updates/packing ABOUT.LOCATION.VIDEO.BRIGADES.FOLLOW-UP.SCHEDULE.LODGING.PROGRAM FEE.JOIN

START A PROJECT! : 

START A PROJECT! Public Health Infectious Diseases Maternal Health Women’s Health/Empowerment Diagnostics ...etc. ABOUT.LOCATION.VIDEO.BRIGADES.FOLLOW-UP.SCHEDULE.LODGING.PROGRAM FEE.JOIN

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WHAT NEXT? Apply online (berkeleypostbaccsgmb.weebly.com) and pay $35 application deposit Next meeting: October 3rd @noon (on UC Berkeley campus) Interested in a leadership position? E-mail berkeleypostbaccs@globalbrigades.org January 2011 Brigade Medical: January 8th-14th Medical + Public Health: January 8th-17th

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Questions? ARCHITECTURE.BUSINESS.DENTAL.ENVIRONMENT.LAW.MEDICAL.PUBLIC HEALTH.WATER www.globalbrigades.org BERKELEYPOSTBACCSGMB.WEEBLY.COM

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