Global Brigades

Global Brigades’s mission is to help under-resourced communities resolve health and economic disparities. In February 2019, they, along with several sets of FIGS, traveled to Honduras.

We spoke with Medical Brigade president, Taylor, to get more details on their trip.

WHO WAS ON YOUR TEAM?

25 brigaders, 3 doctors, 4 dentists, 3 pharmacists, 2 ophthalmologists, 3 translators and 1 program coordinator

WHAT WAS THE MAIN GOAL OF THE MISSION?

To help under-resourced communities receive medical attention, help with construction of a water project and help four families receive eco stoves.

WHERE DID YOU TRAVEL?

Honduras — 2 days of medical clinic in Los Izotes, 1 day at medical clinic in La Chorrera, 1 water day at La Presa and 1 public health day in Cerro Bonito

WHAT WORK DID THE TEAM DO DURING THE MISSION?

We saw 735 patients in total. 113 also saw a dentist, 187 also saw the ophthalmologists and every patient also received three months worth of medication.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR OVERALL EXPERIENCE ON THIS TRIP.

It was completely amazing! This trip changed a lot of our brigaders’s perspectives on healthcare, public health, other cultures and more.

HOW DID FIGS HELP YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY?

Sharing the scrubs with the in-country doctors helped us build a connection. They really appreciated the scrub sets and really bonded with us because we showed we cared for them and the people of Honduras.

DESCRIBE YOUR TRIP IN THREE WORDS

Unforgettable, life-changing, empowering

When we started FIGS, we created our Threads for Threads initiative to donate scrubs to healthcare professionals who work in resource-poor countries and lack the proper uniforms to do their jobs safely. By providing clean scrubs to these individuals, we aim to empower them and improve the quality of care they provide. We also partner with amazing organizations and Awesome Humans who help us deliver the scrubs — as well as donate their time, expertise, and care.

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