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TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

CHAPTER PRESIDENT
Samuel Karsky
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$35,586

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Texas A&M University is a chapter of Global Public Health Brigades, an international movement of university students working to improve health conditions in the developing world. Through an evidence-based model, we work alongside local community members to build projects that tangibly improve lives in Honduras, Nicaragua and Ghana. Volunteers work with local masons and families to build eco-stoves, latrines, concrete floors, showers, and/or water storage units. To ensure long-term sustainability and maintenance, the Public Health program team trains and empowers local community leaders in the formation of a Basic Sanitation Committee. The Basic Sanitation Committee is responsible for carrying out in-home assessments and monitoring the status of the projects. nnIn conjunction with our Public Health Program, Global Brigades also supports communities with healthcare, economic development 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
Texas A&M Public Health Brigade March 2020 Panama
Mar 08, 2020 - Mar 14, 2020

Global Brigades offers 7-9 day Public Health Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua. On Public Health Brigades, volunteers develop sustainable health solutions and establish a standard of health quality by emphasizing prevention and education. The Public Health Program achieves this goal by implementing in-home infrastructure projects, providing health education, and engaging community members. Each Public Health Brigade will work with individual families, local schools, and community leaders with a focus on holistic and preventative health measures on both an individual and community-wide scale.
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Texas A&M University Public Health Brigade August 2019 Ghana
Aug 12, 2019 - Aug 19, 2019

Global Brigades offers 7-9 day Public Health Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua. On Public Health Brigades, volunteers develop sustainable health solutions and establish a standard of health quality by emphasizing prevention and education. The Public Health Program achieves this goal by implementing in-home infrastructure projects, providing health education, and engaging community members. Each Public Health Brigade will work with individual families, local schools, and community leaders with a focus on holistic and preventative health measures on both an individual and community-wide scale.
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Texas A&M Public Health August 2018 Nicaragua
Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 23, 2018

Global Brigades offers 7-9 day Public Health Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua. On Public Health Brigades, volunteers develop sustainable health solutions and establish a standard of health quality by emphasizing prevention and education. The Public Health Program achieves this goal by implementing in-home infrastructure projects, providing health education, and engaging community members. Each Public Health Brigade will work with individual families, local schools, and community leaders with a focus on holistic and preventative health measures on both an individual and community-wide scale.
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Texas A&M Public Health Brigade January 2018
Jan 02, 2018 - Jan 09, 2018

Global Brigades offers 7-9 day Public Health Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua. On Public Health Brigades, volunteers develop sustainable health solutions and establish a standard of health quality by emphasizing prevention and education. The Public Health Program achieves this goal by implementing in-home infrastructure projects, providing health education, and engaging community members. Each Public Health Brigade will work with individual families, local schools, and community leaders with a focus on holistic and preventative health measures on both an individual and community-wide scale.
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Texas A&M University Public Health Brigade January 2017 Nicaragua
Jan 08, 2017 - Jan 14, 2017

Global Brigades offers 7-9 day Public Health Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua. On Public Health Brigades, volunteers develop sustainable health solutions and establish a standard of health quality by emphasizing prevention and education. The Public Health Program achieves this goal by implementing in-home infrastructure projects, providing health education, and engaging community members. Each Public Health Brigade will work with individual families, local schools, and community leaders with a focus on holistic and preventative health measures on both an individual and community-wide scale.
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Chapter Contribution for 2018 Brigades
Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Donate on behalf of this Global Public-health Brigades chapter to meet their minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution goal, so they can mobilize Public-health 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 Public-health Brigades chapter to meet their minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution goal, so they can mobilize Public-health Brigade volunteers for the Sep 2016- Oct 2017 Brigade Season.
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Texas A&M Public Health Brigade May 2014 Nicaragua
May 18, 2014 - May 24, 2014

Public Health volunteers at Texas A&M University will spend 7 days in Nicaragua completing Public Health Projects. Public Health Brigades volunteers will empower under resourced communities in the developing world to decrease life threatening diseases by providing public health education and improving home infrastructure. Global Brigades works to train community volunteers to promote health and hygiene, while student volunteers work side-by-side with the community to improve the overall infrastructure within the home through the construction of five projects: eco-stoves, latrines, showers, water storage units and concrete floors. Projects are chosen based on medical brigade patient records, along with observations in the community, which confirmed high levels of respiratory, Chagas and other preventable diseases caused by poor in-home infrastructure. Between brigades, the in-country team provides follow-up to ensure the maintenance and work to find funding that will complement community health goals and perpetuate future construction. For public health initiatives, students work with families in Panama. Many families currently have pit latrines which often overfill and flood during rainy seasons. This is a detrimental health hazard for the families and communities. Students are brought in to build above-ground composting latrines. They will work with the families in their homes to construct these latrines. The latrines are composed of an above-ground structure filled with saw dust. When families members defecate it combines with the saw dust and begins composting. This compost in turn can be utilized by the families to help harvest their crops.
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Ghana CHD Project
Jul 09, 2013 - Aug 09, 2013

The campus for holistic development begins early stages of a permaculture project!
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August 2012 Texas A&M Public Health Brigade
Aug 06, 2012 - Aug 12, 2012

Texas A&M volunteers spend 7 days in Honduras, 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 (CSB). Then, working side-by-side with community members and local masons, volunteers construct four infrastructure projects meant to improve the health of the home and surrounding environment: eco-stoves, latrines, pilas (water storage units), and concrete floors. Additionally, as a key component of the program, Texas A&M 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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