UCB Extension offers a medical Spanish course that is perfect for those with limited or no Spanish. This course will provide you with the Spanish skills to triage patients and give instructions on how to take medications on the brigade.
Global Brigades has created a new interface for fundraising, social networking, and more at brigades.org.
See our group page at: http://tinyurl.com/bpbgmb
Enter the Global Brigades Video Competition!
GB wants to hear how you inspire others to join/support Global Brigades. If your video is selected, your in-country fees are free!
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The iTunes store has a number of podcasts and apps available as well.
iPod/iPhone app: AUDIO- Medical Spanish by Mavro Inc (this is free!)
For those of you with limited to no Spanish, this book covers basic grammar as well as useful medical phrases and terminology:
As long as you practice speaking and listening, this book should be enough to prepare you for working triage.
2) Ticket Minimum: Each member is required to sell 10 tickets. After selling 10 tickets, your grants fee of $75.00 will be waived. IN ADDITION, for any amount of tickets you sell above the 10, all of the proceeds will go towards your $100 pharmacy meds contribution!!!!
3) Marketing for Event: Please announce the event to your classes and bring your tickets to sell them in class (this will help towards your minimum). We will be posting a spreadsheet on google docs and you can go online and plug-in the details about the courses you are taking and making announcements. This will help others who are not currently taking classes make announcements in classes that have no representation, making them able to reach their minimum. We will also be posting on google docs a flyer to post in your class buildings or email out to friends/family and quarter sheets for you to cut and distribute during your announcements to help you advertise.
4) Additional fundraising: An idea was proposed to compile a World Music CD which would require people to either submit their own original works (songs, spoken word, etc) or works from others we know and sell the CD as another way of raising money for this trip and future trips. This would be an ongoing fundraiser. Since Alana and husband have volunteered to produce the CD, we would simple need to cover the minimal costs and submit the material and sell the CDs. WE NEED TO KNOW: how many people are able to submit material and/or know others who can and are willing? Also, are you willing to sell the CDs once they are produced??? We need to know this before going forward with this idea.
So Minutes from last meeting:
Ex-President of Honduras Manuel Zelaya went into exile today, perhaps signaling the end of the turmoil that has surrounded his ousting and re-entry into the country. Since many of our families and friends will have questions about safety in Honduras, volunteers are encouraged to keep up with current events. Below are links to BBC's coverage of today's development, as well as some background information.
"Honduras ex-leader Manuel Zelaya heads into exile"
BBC "Q&A: Honduran Crisis"