Periodic episodes include stories from around the globe that highlight initiatives that matter to your community. Interviews with global leaders from international health and sustainable development organizations will portray their work each week. Most importantly, the Brigades TV series will show you how to get involved!
Global Medical Brigades (GMB) develops sustainable health initiatives and provides relief where there is limited access to healthcare. Our current focus is in Central America where more than 3,000 annual student volunteers and health professionals travel to establish mobile medical clinics in under resourced communities. Each community that we partner with receives a brigade every 3 to 4 months where hundreds of patients are treated and volunteers deliver public health workshops. Between brigades our in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and conducts community health worker trainings to empower local leaders to perpetuate a consistent level of health care.
Global Architecture Brigades (GAB) designs and constructs socially responsible and sustainable architecture solutions in developing nations. A think tank design approach that utilizes extensive community dialogue and independent research to create efficient, appropriate, and elegant structures to be embraced and utilized by those for whom they were built.
Public Health Brigades (PHB) empowers under resourced communities in the developing world to decrease life threatening diseases by improving home infrastructure and providing public health education. Working side-by-side with community members, PHB volunteers improve the overall infrastructure within the home through the construction of four projects: eco-stoves, latrines, water storage units and concrete floors. The four projects were chosen based on observations of medical brigade patient records, which illustrated high levels of respiratory, chagas and other preventable diseases caused by poor in-home health infrastructure. Between brigades our in-country team provides follow-up to ensure the maintenance of the structures and work to find funding that will compliment the health goals of the community to perpetuate future construction.
Global Brigades is the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The organization empowers university students and professionals that want to make a difference in the world through international skill-based volunteer opportunities to gain a unique resume-building opportunity by engaging in hands-on international work experience. Since 2005, more than 10,000 student volunteers from 350 university chapters in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland, have provided health and economic development solutions to more than 300,000 beneficiaries in Central America and Ghana, Africa.
Our nine main skill-based programs include Medical Brigades, Public Health Brigades, Dental Brigades, Water Brigades, Microfinance Brigades, Business Brigades, Architecture Brigades, Law Brigades,and Environment Brigades.
Global Brigades is the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The organization empowers university students and professionals that want to make a difference in the world through international skill-base...