Medical Brigades @

DUKE UNIVERSITY

CHAPTER PRESIDENT
Allison Wu
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CHAPTER STATS

$423,860

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14

BRIGADES

345

VOLUNTEERS

161

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Duke University is a chapter of Global Dental 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 dental & medical care 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 & Dental Programs, 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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Duke University Medical Brigade January 2019 Honduras
Jan 02, 2019 - Jan 08, 2019

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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15
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Duke University Medical Brigade March 2018 Honduras
Mar 10, 2018 - Mar 16, 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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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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Duke University Medical Brigade January 2017 Honduras
Jan 02, 2017 - Jan 08, 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.
$30,930
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3
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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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Duke University Medical Brigade January 2016 Honduras
Jan 05, 2016 - Jan 11, 2016

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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3
volunteers needed

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.
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Duke University Medical/Dental Brigade March 2015 Panama
Mar 08, 2015 - Mar 14, 2015

Medical Brigade volunteers will set up temporary clinics in pre-identified communities in Eastern Panama to provide healthcare where access is limited. Each community receives a brigade every 3-4 months. Students on the brigade are given the opportunity to shadow licensed health care professionals while learning about local Panamanian culture. A typical Medical/Dental Brigade clinic consists of six stations: Intake, Triage, Consultation, Dental, Charla (health education), and Pharmacy. Electronic patient records are collected during the brigade to ensure patient follow-up as well as to monitor overall community health trends. Between brigades, the in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and conduct community health worker training aimed at empowering local leaders to perpetuate a consistent level of health care. For every student who volunteers on a Global Medical Brigade, sixty patients can see a doctor who otherwise would not be able to.
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of $48,373
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Duke University Medical/Dental Brigade December 2014 Nicaragua
Dec 16, 2014 - Dec 22, 2014

Volunteers on Medical and Dental 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.
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Duke Medical/Dental Brigade March 2014, Honduras
Mar 10, 2014 - Mar 16, 2014

Volunteers on Medical and Dental 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.
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Duke Medical/Dental Brigade Dec 2013, Honduras
Dec 17, 2013 - Dec 23, 2013

Volunteers on Medical and Dental 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.
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of $46,951
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Duke Medical/Dental Brigade August 2013 Honduras
Aug 13, 2013 - Aug 19, 2013

Medical Brigades at Duke University is a discipline of Global Brigades, the world\'s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The Duke chapter systematically works with more than 350 other university groups around the world to deliver and implement one of nine skill-based programs that benefit more than 130,000 Honduran, Panamanian, and Ghanaian community members annually. 

Volunteers on the Medical and Dental Brigades will be working closely together to provide quality health initiatives to a community that otherwise has limited access to health care. Volunteers will 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 will receive a physician consultation, teeth cleaning and a fluoride treatment as well as have access to pap smears, prostate exams and restorative dental care as necessary. Volunteers will 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.
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Duke Medical Brigade Panama December 2012
Dec 18, 2012 - Dec 24, 2012

Medical Brigade volunteers will set up temporary clinics in pre-identified communities in Eastern Panama to provide healthcare where access is limited. Each community receives a brigade every 3-4 months. Students on the brigade are given the opportunity to shadow licensed health care professionals while learning about local Panamanian culture. A typical Medical/Dental Brigade clinic consists of six stations: Intake, Triage, Consultation, Dental, Charla (health education), and Pharmacy. Electronic patient records are collected during the brigade to ensure patient follow-up as well as to monitor overall community health trends. Between brigades, the in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and conduct community health worker training aimed at empowering local leaders to perpetuate a consistent level of health care. For every student who volunteers on a Global Medical Brigade, sixty patients can see a doctor who otherwise would not be able to.
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2012 Panama Medical Brigade August 1-8th
Aug 01, 2012 - Aug 08, 2012

Global Medical Brigades is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that maintains a year-round, sustainable healthcare presence in impoverished communities around the world. Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and development organization! Along with 78 other university chapters spread across the United States and Canada, our Duke chapter organizes resources, supplies, medical professionals, and manpower and is an integral part of a major medicine and health initiative. Our efforts are currently focused, as they have been for the past several years, on the rural villages in Honduras and Panama—two of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere where over half of the population lives below the poverty line (as defined by the World Bank). There, malnutrition and commonly treatable diseases are particularly problematic and disproportionately affect young children and the elderly; proper health education and clean water are also lacking, leading to unhealthy practices and recurring, endemic illnesses.

Over the last five years, Duke Global Medical Brigades has provided free medical care and over $600 000 worth of treatments to over 6 000 patients - predominantly women, children, and the elderly.

Duke will be holding its 5th Summer Medical and Dental Brigade in August. This year, we will be serving the impoverished communities of rural Panama! If you are an interested student, medical professional, or dental professional, please email morgan.mcleod@duke.edu or faith.robertson@duke.edu to get registered! Otherwise, feel free to donate or join our cause!
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January 2012 Medical Brigade to Panama
Jan 02, 2012 - Jan 09, 2012

Medical Brigade volunteers will set up temporary clinics in pre-identified communities in Eastern Panama to provide healthcare where access is limited. Each community receives a brigade every 3-4 months. Students on the brigade are given the opportunity to shadow licensed health care professionals while learning about local Panamanian culture. A typical Medical/Dental Brigade clinic consists of six stations: Intake, Triage, Consultation, Dental, Charla (health education), and Pharmacy. Electronic patient records are collected during the brigade to ensure patient follow-up as well as to monitor overall community health trends. Between brigades, the in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and conduct community health worker training aimed at empowering local leaders to perpetuate a consistent level of health care. For every student who volunteers on a Global Medical Brigade, sixty patients can see a doctor who otherwise would not be able to.

Duke will be holding its first ever Medical and Dental Brigade to Panama this January. If you are an interested student, medical professional, or dental professional, please email morgan.mcleod@duke.edu to get registered! Otherwise, feel free to donate or join our cause!
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August 2011 Duke University Medical Brigade
Jul 31, 2011 - Aug 06, 2011

Medical Brigade volunteers set up medical clinics in pre-identified communities to provide healthcare where access is limited. Each community receives a brigade every 3-4 months and between brigades the 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 healthcare.
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August 2010 Duke Medical Brigade
Aug 01, 2010 - Aug 07, 2010

Medical Brigade volunteers set up medical clinics in pre-identified communities to provide healthcare where access is limited. Each community receives a brigade every 3-4 months and between brigades the 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 healthcare.
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DGMB Donations
Jan 01, 1970 - Sep 21, 2014

Duke Global Medical Brigades is in need of funds to help support future brigades.  All donations go towards purchasing medications needed as well as hiring in country physicians and dentists.  We appreciate all of your support.  Thanks!
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