University of Wyoming Brigade (Nov. 12th- 20th, 2011)

The University of Wyoming was a multidisciplinary group composed of nursing students, nurse practioners, a doctor, family medicine residents, pharmacy students, social workers, and engineers. They traveled to their community affiliate of Agua Salada, a community named for the spring of salty water that once emerged from the ground in the “city center”.  They stayed in the local elementary school and ran clinic out of the local church.  Over 400 patients were attended to in four and a half days, nursing students gave educational chats on various health topics, and many brigade members traveled to homes around the area to see patients. English classes were given to local students and several meetings took place with community leaders to learn more about the history of the community and its current needs. Several brigade members also worked alongside the local Hondurans to help build the new clinic, which is well underway! The land is now ready for the pipe installation and the goal is to have it finished by July. The community is very excited about the new clinic and will continue to work alongside the University of Wyoming in order to bring sustainable health care to Agua Salada!

Seeing patients in the local church

Seeing patients in the local church

The construction site of the future clinic

The construction site of the future clinic

Teaching English to local students

Teaching English to local students

The whole group on the last day in Agua Salada

The whole group on the last day in Agua Salada

“Both of my trips have been amazing and wonderful learning experiences for the future- can’t wait for the clinic to be built!”

“All accommodations including housing, food, clinic, etc. were great! Thank you for a fabulous experience!”

“Exceeded my expectations and then some! It was such an amazing experience. I feel blessed to have been part of the brigade!”