Global Brigades is different from other service programs because it uses a holistic program to help underserved communities become self-sufficient. This is a six step process that includes research, community partnership, program implementation, follow-up, and sustainable (meaning the community can continue to support itself without our help) transition out of the community.
UConn Global Brigades aims to provide both quality and sustainable care in the implementation step of the program by providing healthcare, public health, water, environmental, human rights, and micro-finance initiatives in underserved rural communities in countries including Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, and Ghana.
UConn GB acts by involving the community that has asked for our help, undergraduate students, faculty, licensed medical staff, and other professionals on brigades to provide services and education. UConn GB fundraises to collect funds and supplies for distribution and educational use while on brigades.