Mon, May 09|
Northeastern University: May 9-16, 2022
Public Health: 5 SPOTS AVAILABLE
Time & Location
May 09, 7:00 PM
La Guama, Dominican Republic
About the event
A group of students from Northeastern University will be traveling to La Guama, Dominican Republic with Bridges to Community to work on community development projects with a focus on public health.
When community members are healthy, more students attend school regularly and adults are able to work when they need to. Bridges' public health volunteers work on a number of projects to improve the health of community members, including building sanitary latrines to reduce the contamination of the local water supply, taking surveys to help the Ministry of Health improve their medical records, and hosting workshops for youth and adults on various aspects of personal hygiene. Some groups who are accompanied by volunteer doctors also host pop-up clinics to screen community members for undiagnosed chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension; when found, we work with local Dominican doctors to establish a treatment plan and encourage more regular check-ups.