With fewer than 0.4 physicians per 1,000 people, accessing healthcare in Honduras is difficult indeed. And for those living in poverty (nearly 70% of the population), available services are impossible to afford. So the Brigade sends teams of volunteer healthcare professionals to the Comayagua region, where they deliver life-changing medical care to the poor, including surgeries, rehabilitation services, and eyecare. But immediate relief through direct treatment is only part of the plan. With a mission to to enhance the lives of the poor in Honduras by building sustainable community health solutions, the Brigade also trains workers who provide year-round healthcare to villagers living far away from the nearest hospital. Additional projects – including clean water systems, latrines, and education programs in hygiene, nutrition, and sanitation – impact thousands of lives by building local capacity to prevent disease and fight malnutrition. Join the team, and help generations of Hondurans lead healthier lives.
Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County
Where They Operate: VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; Internationally; ; Comayagua, Honduras; Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1FIlAsV_750SFm_1Upaz-eDGWYk90zj5Q&usp=sharing
Age Groups Served: All
Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Immigrants/Refugees
Awards & Recognition
-2017 Welburn Award for outstanding work in the community. Awarded to Dr. Barry Byer, Founder and President, VHCMB, by the Arlington County Medical Society.
-2019 for 20 years of bringing healthcare access to Honduras. Awarded to the VHC Medical Brigade by the Honduras Ministry of the Interior, Justice and Decentralization.
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- The current budget for The Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade is: Less than $500k
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