Public Health Info Session PPT - Honduras

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PUBLIC HEALTH
BRIGADES
INFORMATION
SESSION
MONTH DAY, YEAR
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION - ABOUT GLOBAL
BRIGADES
GLOBAL BRIGADES MISSION
To empower volunteers to facilitate sustainable solutions in under resourced communities
GLOBAL BRIGADES VISION
To improve equality of life, by igniting the largest student-led social responsibility movement on the planet.
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION - PROGRAMS
To empower volunteers,
Global Brigades offers
10 skill-based programs
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – WHERE WE
WORK
Programs are offered in Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, and
Ghana
COUNTRIES SELECTED BASED
ON:
•
•
•
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Large need in rural areas
Strong community partnerships
Logistically feasible
Safe for volunteers
NEEDS THAT GLOBAL BRIGADES
ADDRESSES:
• Basic services
• Healthcare
• Economic
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PROGRAMS AND
COUNTRIES
Programs offered in each country
Ghan
a
Honduras
Dental
Medical
Microfinance
Water
Architecture
Business
Dental
Engineering
Medical
Microfinance
Public Health
Water
Panama
Nicaragua
Business
Dental
Environmental
Human Rights
Medical
Microfinance
Medical
Public Health
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PROGRAMS AND
COUNTRIES
Programs offered in each country
Ghan
a
Honduras
Dental
Medical
Microfinance
Water
Architecture
Business
Dental
Engineering
Medical
Microfinance
Public Health
Water
Panama
Nicaragua
Business
Dental
Environmental
Human Rights
Medical
Microfinance
Medical
Public Health
WHY HONDURAS?
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – RURAL HONDURAS
STATISTICS
• 24.3% of the population receives less than $1 per
day
BELIZ
E
GUATEMA
LA
• 7.3% of the country’s GDP is spent on healthcare
HONDURA
S
EL
SALVADOR
• The physician density is about 1 doctor for every
2,000 people
NICARAG
UA
• 32% lack access to basic sanitation
COSTA
RICA
PANAM
A
• 5% of infant deaths (<5 years of age) are due to
diarrheal disease
• Average level of education is approximately 6th
grade
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – RURAL HONDURAS
STATISTICS
2 of 5 people in rural Honduras lack access
to improved sanitation infrastructure
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PUBLIC HEALTH
FOR EVERY
PUBLIC
HEALTH
VOLUNTEER
1 WATER
STORAGE UNIR
CAN BE BUILT
=
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PUBLIC HEALTH
FOR EVERY
TWO
PUBLIC
HEALTH
VOLUNTEERS
=
1 FAMILY
CAN BENEFIT
FROM
A LATRINE
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PUBLIC HEALTH
AND, FOR EVERY FIFTEEN
PUBLIC HEALTH
VOLUNTEERS,
TWO FAMILIES CAN
RECEIVE COMPREHENSIVE
HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE
PROJECTS
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – IMPACT OF PUBLIC
HEALTH
HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE AFFECTS
• Health
• Sanitation and hygiene
• Time and quality of life
IN-HOME HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE
• Reduces time spent walking to water
sources
• Reduces skin diseases
• Reduces respiratory illness
• Improves sanitation
HOW DOES
PUBLIC HEALTH
BRIGADES HELP?
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – WHAT IS PUBLIC HEALTH
BRIGADES?
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES
• Improve health through the construction of
eco-stoves, latrines, water storage units,
showers, and concrete floors
• The five projects were chosen based on
observations of medical brigade patient
records, which illustrated high levels of
respiratory illness, Chagas disease and other
preventable ailments caused by poor in-home
health infrastructure
•
Basic Sanitation Committees are formed in
communities to ensure project sustainability
and maximize health impact
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PROJECT
SUSTAINABILITY
COMMUNITY SELECTION
• Based on
- Need
- Access to loans and banks
- Community commitment
SUSTAINABILITY ASPECTS
• Establish the Basic Sanitation Committee
- Community led
- Leads building of further projects
• In-country staff
- Lead your brigade
- Train community councils and committees
- Perform continuous community follow-up
and monitoring
- Select future communities to work with
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PUBLIC
HEALTH TEAM
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES TEAM
• Leads your brigade
• Performs community follow-up
• Build community relations
- Works with community in preparation for
brigade arrival
• Advises chapters with brigade preparation
HOW CAN YOU
HELP?
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – WHY WE WANT
YOU
YOUR BENEFITS
• Contribute to sustainable change
• Further your education
- Spanish language immersion
- Public health needs and solutions
- International development experience
COMMUNITY BENEFITS
• Empowerment
- Reinforces communities commitment
to their health
- Students empower communities
• Investment for health infrastructure
projects
WHAT DOES A
BRIGADE LOOK
LIKE?
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ITINERARY
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ONE WEEK
BRIGADE
ECO-STOVES
• Build eco-stoves with chimneys for proper
release of carbon elements from homes
• Harmful pollutants that cause many respiratory
illnesses are diverted
• Eco-stoves burn more efficiently, limiting
deforestation
• Safer for children and pregnant mothers
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ONE WEEK
BRIGADE
CONCRETE FLOORS
• Chagas is a potentially fatal disease spread
through insects that burrow into the ground and
into adobe bricks
• Children learn to crawl and walk in homes with
bare feet, increasing parasitic infection
• Concrete floors are a simple solution to this
health challenge
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ONE WEEK
BRIGADE
LATRINES
• Build latrines for sanitary and proper waste
disposal
• Latrines provide convenient and inexpensive
solution near the home
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ONE WEEK
BRIGADE
WATER STORAGE UNITS
• In collaboration with Water Brigades, provides
constant access to clean, chlorinated water in
the home
• Water “pilas” allow for a secure and convenient
storage place that also saves families hundreds
of hours per year walking to water sources
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ONE WEEK
BRIGADE
SHOWERS
• Most homes in communities do not have
showers that provide a clean space to bathe.
Without a shower or pila, people are forced
to use the river or other unclean sources of
water to bathe themselves
• The shower will provide space for daily
bathing. In this new design, the pila, latrine,
and shower will be incorporated into one
joined “hygiene station.”
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ONE WEEK
BRIGADE
HYGIENE STATION DESIGN
• Proposed by members of the Public
Health Brigade chapter at DePaul
University, this design was piloted by the
in-country staff in November 2011 in El
Cantòn. It includes the newest
infrastructure project, a shower. The
project was successful and well-received
by the masons and community members,
and has been incorporated into all Public
Health Brigades.
• The hygiene station was revamped in
December 2013. It is now L-shaped and
uses fewer bricks, lowering costs.
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ONE WEEK
BRIGADE
EDUCATION WORKSHOPS
ADULT AND FAMILY HEALTH EDUCATION
• Focuses on the importance, care, and
maintenance of the construction projects
• This also initiates the proper dialogue to share
other critical health concepts, such as
treatment of potable drinking water and proper
sanitation practices
KID’S HEALTH EDUCATION
• Dynamic mix of songs, games, and interactive
simple activities but highly effective
• Teaches health promotion and disease
prevention methods, and serves as a
supplement to health education already taking
place in the classroom
HOW DO I SIGN
UP?
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – TOTAL
CONTRIBUTION
HOW IS YOUR PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADE
FUNDED?
• Volunteers’ Program Contribution:
- $780 (Honduras)
- Brigade expenses
- Program sustainability
- Airfare: Variable
PROGRAM CONTRIBUTION DETAILS
• 7 day program (Honduras)
• Accommodations & meals (vegetarian options
available)
• Clean drinking water
• Airport pick-up and drop-off
• In-country transportation
• Spanish translators and coordinators, and security
• Program sustainability and follow-up between
brigades
• Public Health Project Materials: $100
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – RESOURCES
FOR YOU
FUNDRAISING TOOL
www.empowered.org
• Send links of brigade project information to donors
• Create personalized profile to share with your donors
• Track donation progress on individual and group level
STUDENT RESOURCE SITE
https://www.globalbrigades.org/volunteer-tools-home
• Brigade planning materials
• Collection of reports from past brigades
• Community profiles
• Frequently asked questions
IN-COUNTRY ADVISING TEAM
• Team of trained staff in Nicaragua
• Share best practices for all aspects of brigade preparation
• Answer questions about brigade and community
PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CONTACT
INFORMATION
Contact your advisor for
information about
Public Health Brigades
in Honduras
Don’t know who your
advisor is?
[email protected]
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PUBLIC HEALTH BRIGADES INFO SESSION – JOIN THE NEXT
BRIGADE
NAME LAST NAME
President
Email
Phone Number
NAME LAST NAME
President
Email
Phone Number
QUESTIONS?
QUESTION
S?
Don’t Hesitate to Ask

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