About

Parent Organization: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Global Public Health Brigades is a global health volunteer organization that provides students with the opportunity to improve the quality of life in rural communities around the world through sustainable home infrastructure projects that assist with improving public health problems. To do so, we participate in brigades internationally.  These brigades emphasize integrated community development, so we are always working with communities not for them.  We have previously worked in Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama, and plan to return to Nicaragua over winter break of 2017.

While we are not participating in the brigades abroad, we fundraise for our trips to reduce personal costs for members who want to participate in the brigade.  Additionally, we hold socials to allow for members to share interests, have fun, and get to know each other.

More information about the international Global Brigades non-profit that we are a chapter of can be found at: https://www.globalbrigades.org/ 

 

Membership Requirements (for example GPA requirements, membership fees)

-Members must be a part-time or full-time student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison -Members must have interest in participating in a Water Brigade or public health brigade (Global Public Health Brigades will not discriminate based on any issues of race, color, creed other than commitment to the beliefs of the organization, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status or parental status, or, unless exempt under Title IX, sex) -Cost of the trip will be ABOUT $2000. This is subject to change depending on airfare and fundraising.

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Madison, WI 53715
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