Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Since 2004, Global Brigades has mobilized thousands of university students and professionals through nine skill-based service programs to improve quality of life in under resourced communities.
Medical Brigades develops sustainable health initiatives and provides relief where there is limited access to healthcare. The program focuses in the countries of Honduras, Panama, and Ghana, where more than 3,000 annual student volunteers and health professionals travel to establish mobile medical clinics in under resourced communities. Each community that we partner with receives a brigade every 3 to 4 months where hundreds of patients are treated and volunteers deliver public health workshops. Between brigades, the in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and conducts community health worker trainings to empower local leaders to perpetuate a consistent level of health care.
USC Medical Brigades specifically hosts brigades in Honduras, and now Ghana. Every Winter, Spring and Summer break we send a team of dedicated students and doctors to serve. Our club is also active year round with weekly meetings, fundraising events, social events, and local service events. Participation in USC Medical Brigades is much more than a single week experience: an entire semester is spent preparing and planning a successful brigade.
Ghana USC Global Medical brigades now offers a summer service trip to Ghana. The trip will take place from May 20th to May 30th, tentatively. The trip includes both brigade days and tourism days to some of Ghana’s most popular sites. The trip’s main goals stand by the goals of all Global Medical Brigades, to serve and help support medically the people of Ghana.
For more information visit the Global Brigades Website