Public Health Brigades
Public Health's mission is to empower rural communities to prevent common illnesses through in-home infrastructural development, community leader training, and health education. Brigades take place in Honduras, Panama, and Ghana.
Working side-by-side with community members, volunteers improve the overall infrastructure within the home through the construction of five projects: eco-stoves, latrines, water storage units, showers, and concrete floors. Volunteers do not need prior experience in building to participate in Public Health Brigades. Before the brigade, volunteers will be provided with video tutorials and manuals on the building techniques for the five projects, and once on the ground, trained brigade coordinators will teach students how to build each type of project. Throughout the brigade, volunteers work alongside the trained coordinators who will guide them during the building process.
Service Trips for the Fall 2013 - Summer 2014 Academic Year:
- Winter Break - Ghana
- Spring Break - Nicaragua
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