McMaster Global Medical Brigades

McMaster Global Medical Brigades McMaster Global Medical Brigades is a chapter of the international organization, Global Brigades, the world’s largest not-for-profit student-led global health and sustainable development organization.

Since 2004, Global Brigades has mobilized over 12,000 university students and professionals over 273 chapters around the world through nine skill-based service programs to improve quality of life in under resourced communities. McMaster Global Medical Brigade is proud to be the 4th GMB chapter in Canada! Last year for the 2011-2012 school year, the MGMB team worked on and successfully completed our first medical volunteer trip to Panama for 10 days where we volunteered in the rural Darien Province. It was an amazing experience for all volunteers involved. This year, the MGMB team is once again ready to start planning for our 2013 trip and are looking for your help! Medical and Dental Brigade volunteers have the opportunity to shadow licensed doctors in medical consultations, assist dentists in fillings and extractions, and work in a pharmacy under the direction of licensed pharmacists. Each of our partner community receives a brigade every 3 to 4 months where hundreds of patients are treated and volunteers deliver public health workshops to educate patients in hygiene and preventative healthcare. 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. Honduras and Panama are the current focus of Medical Brigades, where more than 3,000 annual student volunteers and health professionals travel to establish mobile clinics in under resourced communities. Communities are selected on an extensive study based on need, access to medicine and include a collection of information to create baseline demographic information. Important Statistics about our Community Partners:
• Typically no doctors within a 20 mile radius
• Average family income is less than $1 a day
• 20% of patients have never seen a doctor outside of GB
• Typical families have less than 3 gallons of water per day to use

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McMaster Global Medical Brigades will be hosting the first ever virtual community health worker (CHW) conference in Hond...
05/11/2021

McMaster Global Medical Brigades will be hosting the first ever virtual community health worker (CHW) conference in Honduras. Swipe to learn more about why this conference is so important!

If you are interested in helping us make this initiative possible, please visit the donation link below or share this with family and friends!

Thank you for your support!

Here’s our donation page: https://fundraise.globalbrigades.org/empowered/chapter/mcmaster-university-medical-brigades-chapter/fundraiser/1st-virtual-chw-conference-mcmaster-university-medical-brigades-chapter

This year McMaster Global Medical Brigades will be running the first ever virtual community health worker (CHW) conferen...
05/05/2021

This year McMaster Global Medical Brigades will be running the first ever virtual community health worker (CHW) conference in Honduras. We hope to provide CHWs with the necessary knowledge to address and manage chronic conditions leading to overall improved quality of life and health outcomes.

If you are interested in helping us make this initiative possible, please visit the donation link below or share this with your family & friends!

Thanks for your support!

Donation link: https://fundraise.globalbrigades.org/empowered/chapter/mcmaster-university-medical-brigades-chapter/fundraiser/1st-virtual-chw-conference-mcmaster-university-medical-brigades-chapter

Happy Earth Day! Swipe to learn about sustainability and environmentalism in medicine! Thanks to our contributors: Anna ...
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day! Swipe to learn about sustainability and environmentalism in medicine!

Thanks to our contributors: Anna Phillips, Mugdha Mishra, and A***n Trehan.

Learn now to stay inclusive and get involved!
04/15/2021

Learn now to stay inclusive and get involved!

Swipe to learn more about ASD & COVID-19!
04/09/2021

Swipe to learn more about ASD & COVID-19!

Learn more about Indigenous Health!
03/29/2021

Learn more about Indigenous Health!

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02/18/2021

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Black History Month - The Future Is Now. Swipe to learn more ✨
02/16/2021

Black History Month - The Future Is Now. Swipe to learn more ✨

Learn more about the issues that Honduras is facing! ✨
01/31/2021

Learn more about the issues that Honduras is facing! ✨

Learn more about what we have done in the past in Honduras! ✨
01/30/2021

Learn more about what we have done in the past in Honduras! ✨

What is voluntourism?Volunteer + Tourism makes up the word voluntourism. It is a form of tourism where travellers partic...
01/26/2021

What is voluntourism?

Volunteer + Tourism makes up the word voluntourism. It is a form of tourism where travellers participate in volunteer work (e.g. for a charity). This is participation in volunteer work to get a travel experience, which doesn’t help communities become self-sustainable.

Source:
https://www.worldvision.ca/stories/voluntourism-the-good-and-the-bad

Why is voluntourism bad?
Encourages the institutionalization of children
Local resources are drained
Not enough time to effectively volunteer
Poor supervision
Can impose western culture and superiority

Source: https://www.worldvision.ca/stories/voluntourism-the-good-and-the-bad

This article from the huffington post shows an example of how voluntourism can result in the exploitation of children in third world countries
(https://www.huffpost.com/entry/-voluntourism-harms-not-h_b_11653292)

How GB combats voluntourism:
GB is a non-profit organization
Collaborations with local healthcare and staff to continue projects year round
Jobs or money aren’t taken away from the local economy this way
Brigaders are qualified
Attend educational sessions to prepare
Can only perform tasks they are qualified for (nothing they wouldn’t be allowed to do in Canada)
No tourism (brigaders stay in a compound)
Focus is on communities and sustainability

Source:
https://fundraise.globalbrigades.org/media/AnsweringtheToughQuestions.pdf

THE MCMASTER MEDICAL GLOBAL BRIGADES GENERAL MEMBER APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!Do you want to be involved in the largest ...
01/20/2021
MGMB 2019/2020 General Member Application

THE MCMASTER MEDICAL GLOBAL BRIGADES GENERAL MEMBER APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

Do you want to be involved in the largest movement for global health and holistic development? Do you want to volunteer alongside medical professionals in local communities to create a sustainable healthcare impact?
Are you ready to volunteer in a life-changing experience?

Look no further, the McMaster Global Medical Brigades' team is now accepting general member.

Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lKUDdGIhWLdjnT3lKgYYhHHha6inXCgoH00fvP3gjqE/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2uMoIvzjUn_fxfC-AM1E5WfACXsdJD4Epm1KA6caMcydQPCZalYzkS9Tk&edit_requested=true

Thank you for your interest in joining the McMaster Global Medical Brigades General Team! Please complete and submit this application by February 1st. If you have any questions, email us at [email protected], or shoot us a message on our facebook (McMaster Global Medical Brigades) or Instagram (@mcma...

The holistic model is Global Brigades unique strategy to meet a community’s health and economic goals. If you want to le...
01/17/2021

The holistic model is Global Brigades unique strategy to meet a community’s health and economic goals. If you want to learn more about it, check out our previous post on our profile!

The E100 is GB’s goal of empowering 100 rural communities. The 3 core components behind this include healthcare, economic development, and WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene). These 100 rural communities represent approximately 65 000 people so a lot of people! Ultimately, the goal of the E100 model is to end global poverty.

The overall goal of GB is to achieve sustainable development. This is in line with the United Nations sustainable development goals. Specifically goals 3, 6, and 8 align the most with GBs model.

Global Brigades mission is to empower under-resourced communities to resolve global health and economic disparities and ...
01/16/2021

Global Brigades mission is to empower under-resourced communities to resolve global health and economic disparities and inspire working towards an equal world. We aim to improve quality of life through the largest student-led social movement.

Our club at McMaster works with communities to equip them with medical supplies and hygiene items, facilitate access to local healthcare professionals, educate members of the community on health maintenance, train members of the community to handle health conditions, and much more.

Sign up to our mailing list here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qd_B285vG6kpyY_Xcxw-YJDtTR3hqZ4DLzREjtmNm1s/edit

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12/23/2020
The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Video Interviews

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The Global Brigades Holistic Model focuses on 6 development goals to empower communities. Currently 13 communities have ...
12/04/2020

The Global Brigades Holistic Model focuses on 6 development goals to empower communities. Currently 13 communities have met the goals of an empowered community! This is achieved through a multidisciplinary team within the fields of Medical & Dental, Public Health, Microfinance, Water & Engineering, and Business. Learn more about how they accomplish these goals! ✨

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11/26/2020
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11/17/2020
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09/16/2020
CASPer Webinar Registration

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08/22/2020
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On our 2018-2019 Brigade, we had the pleasure of volunteering with Norma, our brigade's pharmacist who left an impact in...
08/03/2020
Help A Brother's Fight Against Brain Tumour organized by Habeba Talaat

On our 2018-2019 Brigade, we had the pleasure of volunteering with Norma, our brigade's pharmacist who left an impact in our brigader's lives and showed us the beauty of her work and inspired us with her selfless passion!

Recently, her brother in Honduras was diagnosed with a very vital condition called meningioma with a BRAIN TUMOUR located in the right hemisphere. It is causing weakness in his left leg and arm.

In order to receive proper care, he needs to get treated through the private system which costs thousands of US dollars and the family lacks the amount needed.

He needs to get treated as soon as possible before his condition worsens and the tumor grows affecting other areas in the body.

Normal is so close to her goal, and any donation or sharing of the information would of great help to her brother and family!

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06/21/2020

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04/15/2020

(Free Webinar for 2020 Med School Applicants): How to Make Your Application Stand Out

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Global Brigades offers 7-10 day Medical Brigades volunteer trips throughout the year in Ghana, Honduras, and Panama to provide students with a first hand experience of cultural, social, and political life in these countries. Student volunteers can get involved with an upcoming Medical/Dental Brigade by joining the McMaster Global Medical Brigade for the summer 20123 excursion! McMaster Global Medical Brigades now has TWITTER. Follow us at @MGMB6 for quick updates regarding meeting times, event details and eventually trip updates for our 2013 trip! https://twitter.com/MGMB6 Fundraising platform: http://www.empowered.org/Medical-Brigades-and-McMaster-University

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