Global Medical Brigades

Temple Global Medical Brigades is a non-profit organization with the mission of helping impoverished communities abroad receive basic healthcare. We are a school run organization that sends medical students, physicians, and those interested in medical relief trips abroad. This summer we are planning to make a trip back to Nicaragua, where we have already helped nearly 1,000 patients in the past year alone! With around 43% of the population living below the poverty line and 15% of the population with lack of access to clean water, it's clear that that the major focus of our efforts will be devoted to addressing the structural impediments that this population faces.


As future physicians, it is our job not only to provide acute medical care, but also to educate and prepare Nicaraguan citizens for a healthier future in their community.

Whilst there, we function like a mobile medical unit, setting up small clinics to diagnose and treat patients at no cost. From in-take, to triage, to medical consultations, to filling the prescriptions, we will experience and provide many realms of the medical profession under the guidance of licensed medical physicians. In addition, we will be treating patients who have never seen a healthcare professional before, by holding educational workshops called charlas. We are on a mission to inform the population of ways in which they can maintain better hygiene for a more long term healthcare solution.


Global Brigade’s mission is to provide rural communities with sustainable solutions under a holistic service model, in order to improve health, water, sanitation, and economic infrastructures. In the past 10 years, nearly 20,000 volunteers, consisting of students and health professionals, traveled to Nicaragua, Honduras, Ghana, and Panama to deliver services to about 500,000 patients in over 250 communities. These are low-income, rural communities with limited or no access to medicine otherwise.


The money you donate to our page will help enable us to purchase more medical supplies and ensure that we are able to fund the trip.  All donations to Temple GMB, no matter how small, will be greatly appreciated. For more information please visit our website at https://fundraise.globalbrigades.org/empowered/chapter/temple-university-school-of-medicine-medical-brigades . You will be helping both Temple GMB and the future patients we will be serving. Thank you!
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Kingsley A. 
Organizer
Philadelphia, PA
Temple University 
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