Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity has 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. In 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
Jul 17, 2021 - Jul 23, 2021
Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity will join Global Brigades to help fill a void for health care services to refugees and asylum seekers in Greece and begin applying tenets of development work: holistic model, empowerment of community members, and increased collaboration with local government and NGOs in this unique setting. In 2019, Global Brigades successfully launched the medical program to provide healthcare services to refugees and asylum seekers in Refugee camps outside of Athens. As in other GB countries, the medical and dental programs served as a means of gaining a better understanding of the needs of the community and fostering strong collaboration with local organizations. Global Brigades Greece team then conducted research, validated the need, and grew enthusiastic about the potential of adapting and consolidating the GB tenants of development work in Greece. In 2020, we are working towards establishing a permanent clinic that will offer medical services to refugees and other vulnerable populations in Athens, where approximately 3.15 million people live, of which more than 1 million are refugees and migrants. As a volunteer joining this Brigade, you will support local HCPs in the Clinic or in Camps in providing much needed care to Asylum Seekers, Refugees and other vulnerable populations. To join this Brigade, register in this page and work with us to prepare for the volunteer experience. You also need to keep in mind the following DEADLINES: -- Early Registration Deadline (November 28, 2020): You need to register in this page -- Initial Donation Goal Deadline (April 18, 2021): You must raise $150 USD on your MyBrigades page to secure your spot on the brigade and contribute to the deposit on their flight reservation. -- Travel Donation Goal/Roster Deadline (May 18, 2021): You will have to fundraise the full amount of your airfare by this deadline (approximately), as well as meet an additional fundraising goal of $150 USD. This deadline might vary according to airlines' policies. We'll keep you posted! -- Final Donation Goal Deadline (July 3, 2021): You must have fundraised the total Donation Goal plus airfare on your MyBrigades page.