Public Health Beyond Borders (PHBB) is a globally-minded organization of students aiming to assess and address health needs in our partnering communities in Compone, Peru; Varanasi, India; Calaba Town, Sierra Leone; and Langely Park, Maryland. Our mission is to reduce health disparities and provide awareness and education about good health practices while additionally exposing undergraduate students to opportunities for global development and leadership work through faculty-mentored international trips. Our project teams focus on creating interventions about first aid, stress management, nutrition, oral hygiene, hand washing, and much more. Members also engage in fundraisers and weekly meetings to develop interventions during the academic year.
PHBB focuses on creating lasting relationships with the partnering communities through adopting sustainable interventions and culturally competent practices. In doing so, PHBB enables students of all backgrounds to interact with one another under the broader context of public health. In addition, PHBB membership includes more than 150 undergraduate students from across majors and colleges, graduate students, and faculty. This diverse collaboration provides individuals of different ages and academic levels the opportunity to interact with one another outside of the classroom setting. PHBB exemplifies the University’s commitment to service as well as its commitment to providing living and learning opportunities to students.
Each trip costs approximately $10,000 for a group of UMD students to travel and implement their health education workshops in-country. Your donations to PHBB will support scholarships for student travel to conduct health education workshops in Peru, India, Sierra Leone, and locally in Langley Park, Maryland.
Please see the suggested donor levels; however, donations of any amount are much appreciated.
For more information about PHBB, visit the following website:
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