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TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

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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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Brooke LaGarce
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Elisa Esparza
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Elizabeth Ramey
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Elizabeth ramirez
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Harley Smith
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Jannzeth Trevino
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Miranda Reinhard
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Tyler Ulmer
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Yocelyn Elizondo
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Yuliana Hernandez
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