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Walking Palms Global Health Partnership

The UNA BC works to connect students and families to the course offered through Walking Palms Global Health as well as helps to develop a fundraising platform for those participating. 


Walking Palms Global Health first began as a medical relief effort in 2016 after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the coast of Ecuador. Since then they have shifted our efforts toward sustainable recovery, focusing on long term holistic health care. They work with local and international volunteers of all expertise to run our programming is communities that to date still suffer from the earthquake's devastation.


Their course focuses on sustainable recovery methods using interdisciplinary approaches in health care. Students will work directly with scientists, doctors, public health professionals and community members to participate and help advance some of our long term projects. All students will receive a 100 hour volunteer certificate at the end of the trip. 


Depending on student major they customize group involvement. All students will be involved in their Systems Thinking workshops which teach fundamental methods in interdisciplinary analyses. 


Some of their ongoing projects that students will work in include: 

  • Women's Health Education 

  • Alternative Mental Health Therapies 

  • Nutrition and Medicinal Gardening Construction

  • Health Screening for Chronic Diseases

  • Mosquito-Borne Disease Field and Lab Work 

  • Micro-plastic and Health Field and Lab Work

  • Ambitious Science Education 

  • Medical Brigades and House Calls 

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