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ON Fundraising for medical volunteering trip to Honduras

17 January 2017

Old Norvicensian Coralie Absolum (14-16) will take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on 15th April 2017 to raise money for a volunteering project in Honduras.

The money raised will fund Coralie and a group of 31 other volunteer students from Edinburgh University to take a Medical Brigade to Honduras this summer. Here they will be delivering healthcare to rural Honduran communities, some of which may have never seen a doctor before. They are doing this as part of the charity Global Brigades which focuses on sustainable, holistic development in Central America and West Africa. To do this they send groups of fundraising university students with professionals in the field to rural communities. Examples of the many types of brigades Global Brigades send are Human rights brigades, Water brigades, Dental brigades, Micro finance brigades, Business brigades and Environmental brigades.

During the medical brigade from June 26th to July 4th 2017 the group will be setting up in a community which has requested Global Brigades assistance. Here they will assess patient's vitals, run gynaecology, dental and vision clinics, set up a pharmacy, run sessions teaching both children and adults about primary health care and training community healthcare workers so that baseline health is improved in the region, along with other primary healthcare necessities. 

For more information there are some links to the charity and the challenge on Coralie’s JustGiving page.