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Global Medical Dental Brigades at the University of Virginia

Global Brigades offers 7-9 day Medical Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua. During a Medical Brigade, volunteers have the opportunity to take vitals and patient history in triage, shadow licensed doctors in medical consultations, and assist in a pharmacy under the direction of licensed pharmacists. Each of our partner communities receives a brigade approximately twice a year. Between brigades, our in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and to conduct Community Health Worker (CHW) trainings to empower local leaders to sustain a consistent level of healthcare. Electronic patient records are collected for future visitations and to monitor overall community health trends.

Organization Type

Medical Focus

  • Primary Care

Focus Areas

  • Infectious Disease
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Non-Communicable Disease
  • Nutrition
  • Patient and Community Education

Typical Number of Trips Per Year

4

Does your organization have experience responding to humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters?

No

Contact Details

Contact Name: Alessandra Kovac

Role/Title/Position: Trip Leader

Email: aak4df@virginia.edu

Telephone: 7574343753

Website: http://uvagmdb.weebly.com

Address:
4040 Bridgehampton Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, US
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