Global Medical Brigades

Welcome to Global Medical Brigades at Penn State!



Global Medical Brigades provides a holistic model for sustainable health care in under-served rural communities by conducting preliminary needs assessments, treating patients to the highest ethical standards, sponsoring referrals to those with needs beyond our capability, recording data for the production of quantitative reports, and working with other GB programs to improve the water, sanitation, and economic infrastructures.



Established in 2007, the Penn State chapter of GMB organizes four medical brigades each year, in which students and medical professionals travel to under-served communities in Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, or Ghana to provide medical relief. As an organization dedicated to service, it is our goal to make an impact on these communities by recruiting students and healthcare professionals for each brigade, raising money to purchase medications, collecting donations, and running each brigade. Not only do we want to provide therapeutic care; it is also our goal to provide preventative care and improve sustainability. Global Brigades empowers us to go to communities with little access to healthcare, and we empower the local people to help themselves

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