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Global Brigades

Global Brigades, Inc.
Global Brigades logo
Founded 2007
Type Health & Development; Secular 501c3
Area served Honduras, Panama, Ghana, and Nicaragua

Global Brigades (GB) is the largest, student-led, nonprofit health and sustainable development organization with varied membership that spans North American and European universities. Participating student and professional volunteers empower communities in developing countries with sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and environment, while respecting local culture.

According to the organization, more than 30,000 volunteers from over 800 university clubs have traveled to provide health and economic development solutions to more than 600,000 beneficiaries. Brigades usually consist of a minimum of 30 students that participate in 7 to 10 day brigades. There is usually a new university on brigade at each community every 3-4 months. The organization has concentrated its efforts largely within Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, and Ghana.[1] Various programs are designed to suit the broad range of needs in those developing nations.

Global Brigades currently has ten different branches: Architecture, Business, Dental, Engineering, Environmental, Human Rights, Medical, Microfinance, Public Health, and Water. [2] When a community has all aspects of these branches established to the point where it is self-sustaining, Global Brigades exits the community.


  1. ^ Global Brigades USA
  2. ^ [1]

External links

  • Official website
  • Global Brigades' 9 Programs
  • [2]
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