Carnegie Mellon University's 2015 Global Medical Brigades brought 29 brigadiers to Nicaragua this spring break. We worked alongside local masons and families to construct cement floors and hygiene stations (which included showers and latrines) for two local families in El Naranjo. We also set up and ran a free medical and dental clinic in the community of Santa Isabel. We worked alongside doctors, dentists, and pharmacists to see 852 people from the surrounding areas. We were able to distribute or donate to the local clinic $95,000 worth of medicines and medical supplies!
Carnegie Mellon University's 2014 Global Medical Brigades brought 28 brigadiers to the southern part of Honduras this spring break. We worked alongside doctors, dentists, gynecologists, and pharmacists to serve approximately 950 people in 2 different rural communities, Pueblo Nuevo and Apacilagua, over the course of three days. We brought close to $90,000 worth of medicine (all donated) with us! The second half of our trip was spent digging trenches and laying piping for a water filtration system for Junquillo, a community of over 90 households.