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 16, 2022 - Jul 22, 2022
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.