Medical Brigades @

DREXEL UNIVERSITY

CHAPTER STATS

$349,599

FUNDRAISED

9

BRIGADES

213

VOLUNTEERS

RESOURCES

SPONSORS

Drexel University is a chapter of Global Medical Brigades, an international movement of students and medical professionals working alongside local communities and staff to implement sustainable health systems. We work in remote, rural, and under resourced communities in Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua and Ghana who would otherwise have limited to no access to health care. Each community receives a brigade every 3 to 4 months where hundreds of patients are provided access to healthcare and volunteers deliver public health workshops. Electronic patient records are collected for future visitations and to monitor overall community health trends. nnIn conjunction with our Medical Program, Global Brigades also supports communities with economic development, sanitation and clean water projects, and uniquely implements these programs in a holistic model to meet a community’s health and economic goals. Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably evolving to a relationship of impact monitoring. To learn more, please visit www.globalbrigades.org.
RECENT OR UPCOMING BRIGADES
COVID-19 Program Continuation Fund
May 05, 2020 - Dec 31, 2021

Donate funds toward sustaining programs during COVID-19. Your donations can still make the same impact as a brigade and more.
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Drexel University Medical Brigade June 2018 Honduras
Jun 16, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018

Global Brigades offers 7-9 day Medical Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua. During a Medical Brigade, volunteers have the opportunity to take vitals and patient history in triage, shadow licensed doctors in medical consultations, and assist in a pharmacy under the direction of licensed pharmacists. Each of our partner communities receives a brigade approximately twice a year. Between brigades, our in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and to conduct Community Health Worker (CHW) trainings to empower local leaders to sustain a consistent level of healthcare. Electronic patient records are collected for future visitations and to monitor overall community health trends.
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volunteers needed

Chapter Contribution for 2019 Brigades
Jan 01, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

Donate on behalf of this Global Medical Brigades chapter 
to meet their minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution goal, so they can mobilize Medical 
Brigade volunteers for the Sep 2018- Oct 2019 Brigade Season.
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Drexel University Medical Brigade June 2017 Honduras
Jun 18, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017

Global Brigades offers 7-9 day Medical Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua. During a Medical Brigade, volunteers have the opportunity to take vitals and patient history in triage, shadow licensed doctors in medical consultations, and assist in a pharmacy under the direction of licensed pharmacists. Each of our partner communities receives a brigade approximately twice a year. Between brigades, our in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and to conduct Community Health Worker (CHW) trainings to empower local leaders to sustain a consistent level of healthcare. Electronic patient records are collected for future visitations and to monitor overall community health trends.
$58,359
of $57,700
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0
volunteers needed

Chapter Contribution for 2018 Brigades
Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Donate on behalf of this Global Medical Brigades chapter 
to meet their minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution goal, so they can mobilize Medical 
Brigade volunteers for the Sep 2017- Oct 2018 Brigade Season.
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Chapter Contribution for 2017 Brigades
Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

Donate on behalf of this Global Medical Brigades chapter 
to meet their minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution goal, so they can mobilize Medical 
Brigade volunteers for the Sep 2016- Oct 2017 Brigade Season.
$1,500
of $0
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Drexel General Volunteer Fund
Jan 01, 2016 - Jan 01, 1970

This initiative is for future, undesignated volunteers of Medical Brigades
$501
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0
volunteers needed

Drexel Medical/Public Health June 2015 Honduras
Jun 13, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015

Global Brigades offers 7 day Medical Brigades for volunteers to participate in throughout the year. During a medical brigade, volunteers have the opportunity to take vitals and patient history in triage, shadow licensed doctors in medical consultations, and assist in a pharmacy under the direction of licensed pharmacists. Each of our partner communities receives a brigade approximately twice a year. Between brigades, our in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and to conduct Community Health Worker (CHW) trainings to empower local leaders to sustain a consistent level of healthcare. Electronic patient records are collected for future visitations and to monitor overall community health trends.
$47,091
of $44,766
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0
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Drexel Medical Brigade to Honduras March 2015
Mar 23, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015

Global Medical and Dental Brigades in Honduras work alongside each other on a 7-day long brigade in under-resourced communities around the southern region of Honduras. The 7-day medical brigade provides volunteers with the opportunity to make a tangible impact on communities while gaining hands-on experience in the field of international medicine. Prior to travel, volunteers collect medicines, recruit health professionals and fundraise. Once in Honduras, the team will visit one partner community to administer a 3-4 day-long clinic and conduct health workshops. During clinical days, community members are able to consult doctors and dentists, fill any necessary prescriptions, receive necessary dental care, and sit-in on health education lectures.
$34,385
of $36,296
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volunteers needed

Drexel Medical Brigade to Panama June 2014
Jun 18, 2014 - Jun 24, 2014

Global Medical and Dental Brigades in Panama work alongside each other on a 7-day long brigade in under-resourced communities around the central region of Panama. Each medical and dental brigade incorporates a public health portion at the end of the 3 clinical days. The 7-day medical brigade provides volunteers with the opportunity to make a tangible impact on communities while gaining hands-on experience in the field of international medicine. Prior to travel, volunteers collect medicines, recruit health professionals and fundraise. Once in Panama, the team will visit one partner community to administer a 3-4 day-long clinic and conduct health workshops. During clinical days, community members are able to consult doctors and dentists, fill any necessary prescriptions, receive necessary dental care, and sit-in on health education lectures
$57,373
of $55,145
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0
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Drexel Medical/Dental Brigade to Ghana Dec 2013
Dec 28, 2013 - Jan 06, 2014

Global Medical and Dental Brigades in Ghana work alongside each other on a 10-day long brigade in under-resourced communities around the central region of Ghana. Each medical and dental brigade incorporates a public health portion at the end of the 4 clinical days. The 10-day medical and public health brigade provides volunteers with the opportunity to make a tangible impact on communities while gaining hands-on experience in the field of international medicine. Prior to travel, volunteers collect medicines, recruit health professionals and fundraise. Once in Ghana, the team will visit one partner community to administer a 3-4 day-long clinic and conduct health workshops. During clinical days, community members are able to consult doctors and dentists, fill any necessary prescriptions, receive necessary dental care, and sit-in on health education lectures
$49,640
of $42,645
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Drexel Medical Brigade June 2013 Nicaragua
Jun 17, 2013 - Jun 25, 2013

Drexel University Global Medical Brigades, on its second ever medical brigade, will be travelling to the city of Jinotega, Nicaragua from Sunday June 16, 2013 to Monday June 24, 2013. This is Global Brigades Nicaragua\'s pilot year. In a unique setup, Drexel GMB volunteers will get to experience a combined Medical and Public Health Brigade within a nine-day trip. A sample schedule can be found in the \\\'Photos\\\' section.

Volunteers on Medical Brigades work closely together with licensed medical and dental professionals to provide quality health initiatives to a community that otherwise has limited access to health care. Volunteers spend three days in a community in order to optimize the amount of time patients are able to spend with the physicians and dentists. Each patient receives a physician consultation, public health talk, and prescribed medicines as well as have access to PAP smears, prostate exams and restorative dental care as necessary. Children, in addition, receive teeth cleaning, a fluoride treatment, and vitamins necessary for proper growth and development. Volunteers have the opportunity to take patient vitals, obtain patient history and current symptoms, shadow and assist licensed physicians and dentists, participate in preventative education, and fill prescriptions under a licensed pharmacist. Volunteers will become familiar with the prevalent health issues in their community and learn about how to prevent and treat those illnesses. These brigades provide each volunteer with the opportunity to make a tangible impact on a specific community while gaining real life experience in the field of international medicine and dentistry.

Volunteers on Public Health brigades spend three days improving basic home infrastructure and providing health education to help reduce the incidences of life-threatening, but preventable, diseases in a rural community. With an understanding of the holistic model that focuses on education, community health sustainability and infrastructural development, volunteers first receive a comprehensive introduction to the country\\\'s public health challenges and the Public Health program\\\'s ground-up solution. They will take a tour of the community Public Health is currently working in, introduce themselves to the beneficiary families, and meet with the Basic Sanitation Committee (BSC). Then, working side-by-side with community members and local masons, volunteers construct five infrastructure projects meant to improve the health of the home and surrounding environment: eco-stoves, latrines, showers, pilas (water storage units), and concrete floors. Additionally, as a key component of the program, Philadelphia student volunteers collaborate with the Basic Sanitation Committee and local teachers to help provide community-wide education workshops and training, proliferating sanitation and hygiene practices, and empowering families with both the knowledge and tools to live healthier lives.
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March 2011 Drexel University Medical Brigade
Apr 07, 2011 - Apr 30, 2011

We represent Drexel University and our brigade is in March 2011. We want to go to Honduras to make a global impact and help people who need it the most.
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