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University of Pennsylvania Global Medical Brigades








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Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America with 53% of the population living in poverty.  Disease and malnutrition are the leading causes of death in children under 5 years old. The basic needs of education, health care, and clean water are luxuries for the majority of the people there, and in the rural communities where we work, they are even scarcer.

 

The communities served are selected under the criterion of need, access to healthcare, and other demographics.

There are typically no doctors within a 20 mile radius, the average family income is less than $1 a day, and each typical family has access to less than 3 gallons of water a day. Furthermore, 20% of patients have never seen a doctor outside of those provided for by Global Medical Brigades.

 

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