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Medical Brigades @

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

CHAPTER PRESIDENT
Sruja Machani
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CHAPTER STATS

$226,581

FUNDRAISED

13

BRIGADES

161

VOLUNTEERS

42

CHAPTER MEMBERS


SPONSORS

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 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
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medical March 2020 Honduras
Mar 02, 2020 - Mar 08, 2020

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.
$0
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25
volunteers needed

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medical March 2019 Honduras
Mar 02, 2019 - Mar 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.
$22,893
of $21,222
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0
volunteers needed

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 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.
$31,305
of $30,748
100%
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6
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.
$1,500
of $0
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medical Brigade March 2017 Panama
Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 17, 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.
$45,037
of $43,519
100%
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1
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.
$1,500
of $0
100%
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medical/Public Health Brigade March 2016 Nicaragua
Mar 12, 2016 - Mar 20, 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.
$30,443
of $30,191
100%
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8
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.
$1,500
of $0
100%
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medical Brigade March 2015 Panama
Mar 21, 2015 - Mar 27, 2015

Global Brigades offers 7-10 day Medical Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua and Ghana. 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.
$25,920
of $28,012
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10
volunteers needed

RPI Medical Brigade to Panama 2014
Jan 12, 2014 - Jan 18, 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.
$29,618
of $31,340
95%
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2
volunteers needed

RPI Medical Brigade January 2013 Honduras
Jan 04, 2013 - Jan 10, 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.
$26,040
of $22,882
100%
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5
volunteers needed

Jan 2012 RPI Medical Brigade
Jan 03, 2012 - Jan 09, 2012

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.
$10,205
of $13,500
76%
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11
volunteers needed

May 2011 RPI Medical Brigade
May 21, 2011 - May 28, 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.
$0
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volunteers needed

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