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Public Health Brigades @

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

CHAPTER PRESIDENT
Allison McCracken
MESSAGE
Fiona Galley
MESSAGE

CHAPTER STATS

$124,824

FUNDRAISED

9

BRIGADES

102

VOLUNTEERS

18

CHAPTER MEMBERS

RESOURCES

SPONSORS

West Virginia 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, Panama, 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. In 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
West Virginia University Public Health Brigade March 2020 Panama
Mar 14, 2020 - Mar 20, 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.
$748
of $990
76%
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0
volunteers needed

West Virginia University Public Health Brigade March 2019 Honduras
Mar 09, 2019 - Mar 15, 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.
$21,976
of $21,634
100%
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0
volunteers needed

West Virginia University Public Health Brigade March 2018 Nicaragua
Mar 09, 2018 - Mar 15, 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.
$32,955
of $31,782
100%
DONATE
0
volunteers needed

West Virginia University Public Health Brigade March 2017 Nicaragua
Mar 04, 2017 - Mar 10, 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.
$25,187
of $25,469
99%
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0
volunteers needed

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.
$0
of $0
100%
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West Virginia University Public Health Brigade March 2016 Nicaragua
Mar 19, 2016 - Mar 25, 2016

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.
$14,413
of $13,652
100%
DONATE
0
volunteers needed

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.
$1,500
of $0
100%
DONATE
West Virginia University Public Health Brigade March 2015 Nicaragua
Mar 22, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015

On Public Health Brigade volunteers travel to Central America and Ghana to develop sustainable health solutions and establish a standard of health quality by emphasizing prevention and education. The Public Health Program achieves prevention and education 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.
$25,883
of $28,932
89%
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0
volunteers needed

WVU Public Health Brigades 2014 Honduras
Mar 09, 2014 - Mar 15, 2014

Public Health 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 five infrastructure projects meant to improve the health of the home and surrounding environment: eco-stoves, latrines, pilas (water storage units), showers and concrete floors. Additionally, as a key component of the program, Public Health 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.
$2,550
of $16,500
15%
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4
volunteers needed

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