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 four times a year, 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 is only part of the plan: the Brigade also trains and supervises community health workers, who provide year-round healthcare to villagers living far away from the nearest hospital. Numerous additional projects – including clean water systems and latrines, smokeless stoves, 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.
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- The current budget for The Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade is: Less than $500k
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