The Public Health Brigade will occur over winter break in January 2016. The brigade will be led by Rushi Patel.

The Public Health Brigade travels to Honduras and works in under-resourced villages improving home infrastructure and providing public health education. Our volunteers work side-by-side with community members and local masons to construct four projects shown to improve household health: eco-stoves, latrines, water storage units (pilas), and concrete floors. We also prepare a lesson plan about health issues, such as respiratory illnesses, to teach to local schoolchildren. Between brigades, an in-country team provides follow-up to ensure the maintenance of the structures we build and work to find funding that will complement the health goals of the community to perpetuate future construction. 

You can contact the Public Health Brigade leaders at washugb@gmail.com.