The Medical Brigade will occur over winter break, in January 2016. The brigade leaders are senior Kelsey Lipman and junior Nina Punyamurthy.
Global Medical Brigades develops sustainable health initiatives and provides relief where there is limited access to healthcare. Our current focus is in Honduras where every year, student volunteers and health professionals travel to establish mobile medical clinics in under resourced communities. Each community that we partner with receives a brigade every 3 to 4 months where hundreds of patients are treated and volunteers deliver public health workshops. Between brigades, our in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and conducts community health worker trainings to empower local leaders to perpetuate a consistent level of health care.
Last year's brigade was remarkably successful. Over 800 patients that would otherwise have little to no access to medical care were seen by licensed physicians.
You can contact the Medical Brigade leaders at firstname.lastname@example.org.