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GlobeMed at Dartmouth 2014 – 2015 ANNUAL REPORT!


GlobeMed Network AMHERST COLLEGE ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY BETHEL UNIVERSITY BOSTON COLLEGE BROWN UNIVERSITY CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK COLORADO COLLEGE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CORNELL UNIVERSITY CU-BOULDER DARTMOUTH COLLEGE DUKE UNIVERSITY EMORY UNIVERSITY FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOWARD UNIVERSITY INDIANA UNIVERSITY LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO MASSACHUSETTS INST. OF TECHNOLOGY MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PENN STATE UNIVERSITY PRINCETON UNIVERSITY RHODES COLLEGE RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SPELMAN COLLEGE ST. EDWARD’S UNIVERSITY TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY TUFTS UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI UCLA UNIVERSITY OF DENVER UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY UNC-CHAPEL HILL UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY WHITMAN COLLEGE

Pastoral de La Salud | San Salvador, El Salvador ICOD Action Network | Lyantonde, Uganda Rural Economic Development Association | Svay Rieng, Cambodia Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development| Tamil Nadu, India Ungano Tena | Nairobi, Kenya CCC-UNSCH | Ayacucha, Peru Western Organization of People Living with HIV/AIDS | Western Kenya Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization | Gulu, Uganda AMMID | San Marcos, Guatemala Himalayan Health Care | Jawalakhel, Nepal Kachin Women’s Association Thailand | Chiang Mai, Thailand ACUDESBAL | Bajo Lempa, El Salvador Migrant Assistance Program Foundation | Chiang Mai, Thailand Escuela de La Calle | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Set Her Free| Kampala, Uganda Primeros Pasos | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Network for Ecofarming in Africa | Moro, Kenya Trailblazer Foundation| Siem Reap, Cambodia Health Development Initiative | Kigali, Rwanda Jambi Huasi | Otovalo, Ecuador Hope Through Health | Kara, Togo Gardens for Health International | Gasabo, Rwanda Knowledge for Children | Kumbo, Cameroon Young 1ove| Gabarone, Botswana Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization | Masaka, Uganda Adonai Child Development Center| Namugoga, Uganda Feed the World | Piura, Peru COVE Alliance| Kapeeka, Uganda A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope | Managua, Nicaragua ChangeALife Uganda | Migyera, Uganda Light for Children | Kumasi, Ghana Burmese Women’s Union | Mae Sot, Thailand Maison de Naissance | Torbeck, Haiti PHASE Nepal| Kathmandu, Nepal Asociación de Personas Afectadas por Tuberculosis del Perú | Lima, Peru Social Action for Women | Mae Sot, Thailand Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative| Mukono, Uganda Buddhism for Social Development Action | Kampong Cham, Cambodia Perkin Educational Opportunities Foundation (PEOF) | Morazán, El Salvador Kyetume Community Based Health Care (KCBHCP)| Mukono, Uganda Raising the Village | Kampala, Uganda Population Education Development Association | Vientiane, Laos Lwala Community Alliance | Lwala, Kenya Kallpa Iquitos | Iquitos, Peru Alternative for Rural Movement | Odisha, India SparkMicrogrants| Mbale, Uganda Clinica Ana Manganaro | Guarjila, El Salvador Build Your Future Today Center | Siem Reap, Cambodia Women’s Development Association | Phnom Penh, Cambodia Cambodian Organization for Women’s Support | Kampong Thom, Cambodia Dios es Amor | Lima, Peru Uganda Development and Health Associates | Iganga, Uganda Kigezi Healthcare Foundation| Kabale, Uganda Burma Humanitarian Mission (BHM) | Eastern Burma


About GlobeMed Mission

GlobeMed aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world.

Vision

We envision a world in which health – the ability to not only survive but thrive – is possible for all people, regardless of where they call home.

We believe every human life has equal worth and every person deserves the chance to thrive. This belief has drawn together our network of students, communities, and supporters from all walks of life and from every corner of the world. Health for all is within our grasp, but we can only achieve it by working together.


Message from

The Co-Presidents Dear Friends, We could not be happier about how much we have grown as a chapter this year. Together we have reached our funding goal to support KWAT’s health programs, built a stronger community through retreats and trips to gelato, and expanded ghU to be more interactive. Our chapter has seen great successes in campaigns, our connection to KWAT has grown, and we have increased awareness on Dartmouth’s campus even further. None of this would have been possible without the incredible group of staff and E-board members. Some of our highlights included our annual benefit dinner – Trivia for a Cause, an awesome chapter retreat in the fall, apple picking community building event, and our GlobeMed tails in the winter. To our staff: Thank you for helping with campaigns, participating in community building, and leading ghU! From organizing the benefit dinner, to delivering cupcakes and balloons, making crepes, raising awareness across campus, and recruiting friends for World Day of Social Justice, you truly did it all. We love to see so many people invested in GlobeMed and contributing to the amazing things we can all do together on campus. Your enthusiasm and efforts were vital to the chapter’s success! To our E-Board: Thank you for always being on top of your roles as E-Board members and working so cohesively as a team. Our jobs as presidents were infinitely easier with all of you being so great! Heather, Delia, Ritika, and Megan, thank you for being so innovative and organized for all the campaigns this year. Arun and Sam, thank you for constantly working to improve ghU and make it more interactive. You have taught us all so much! Kristina, Karen, and Julie, thanks for enthusiastically coming up with creative ways to build community. Lisa, thanks for doing a great job with individual giving and keeping staff motivated. Kaina, thanks for picking a great GROW team, leading GROW meetings, and organizing a fantastic internship. Zonia, Hae-Lin, Julia, and Shay, thank you for sending out reminder emails, taking minutes, and keeping attendance. Hoon, thanks for tracking our finances and keeping track of our budgets. Each of you has helped our chapter grow and reach our fundraising goal. Thank you for being an amazing group of people who made our job so fun! We are excited to see all that you accomplish next year. Thanks, Ayesha and Katelyn 2014-2015 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Dartmouth

Since our founding in March 2011, our chapter has grown from 2 members to 50 current members.


About Us

Our Chapter

GlobeMed at Dartmouth was founded in March 2011, and our partnership with the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand was launched in August 2011. This year, we raised $10,000 for three different projects at KWAT and sent our 4th annual GROW trip to KWAT in Chiang Mai, Thailand in the summer of 2015. We were awarded Dartmouth’s 2011-2012 Outstanding New Organization and Dartmouth 2012-2013 Outstanding Organizational Vision. We graduated nine very accomplished seniors this year: Lisa Carson, Heather Szilagyi, Katelyn Wong, Ayesha Dholakia, Julie Ivy, Sam Sherman, Delia O’Shea, Ming Zuo, and Julia Bratic.


KEY FACT: At 200 deaths per 100,000 live births, the maternal mortality rate in Burma is one of the worst in the region. (UNFPA, 2014)

Our Partnership

Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) Founded in 1999

In Burma, the military regime has been in power for several decades, which has led to conflict with ethnic minorities including the Kachin people and Kachin Independence Army in northern Burma. Mismanagement of the economy by the ruling military has made it very difficult for Kachin men and women to survive. As a result, the Kachin people have fled their homes into bordering countries, mainly China and Thailand. Increased social and economic problems combined with increased numbers of Kachin people coming to Thailand in the 1990s motivated KWAT to form on September 9, 1999, specifically to help Kachin women both in Burma and Thailand. Since then, KWAT has formed and maintained six main programs: Health, Anti-Trafficking, Documentation and Research, Migrant Worker, Income Generation, and Capacity Building. KWAT's partnership with GlobeMed at Dartmouth started in 2011, and our chapter has greatly enjoyed working with Seng Mai and the Migrant Worker Program.

Chiang Mai, Thailand Population: ~400,000

The Burmese military regime has waged several decades of armed conflict with regional ethnic minorities seeking autonomy, including the Kachin. Although the Kachin Independence Army negotiated a ceasefire with the junta in 1994, oppression and strife at the hands of the military regime have persisted. The Kachin have yet to realize economic and social freedoms; instead, the junta has exploited the natural resources prevalent in the Kachin state without regard for the health and well-being of the Kachin people. As such, the Kachin have been forced to flee to neighboring countries, especially Thailand, to seek refuge.


Our Project

BY THE NUMBERS: Cost of project: $10,000 Outreach: 3 mothers, 400 adolescents, 600 refugees

GlobeMed at Dartmouth raised $10,000 to fund an emergency fund for Caesarean-sections, an adolescent reproductive health program, and a community health outreach program in Kachin State, Burma. Our project was divided into three parts. The first covered three emergency Csections for pregnant mothers in a hospital in China. The second part was directed toward KWAT’s efforts to conduct trainings in Mai Ja Yang and surrounding IDP camps, educating youth about contraception, STIs, and unsafe abortions. We funded 4 of these trainings, each of which reached approximately 100 adolescents. Finally, we funded a health outreach campaign, in which KWAT health staff would travel to 20 IDP camps and villages, providing medical assistance and medication or referring patients in need of care to hospitals. We funded outreach trips to 12 villages, reaching approximately 50 people in each. We are proud to have supported projects that provided family planning and gave access to health care to individuals who would have not otherwise received it in Kachin State.


Campaigns

Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.

Event Title

Event Description

Revenue

Crepes for KWAT

Made and sold crepes in the library on a monthly basis throughout the year.

$1825.00

Halloween Treat Delivery

Baked and delivered Halloween themed cupcakes and pumpkin pie to students on campus.

$893.13

Kachin Crafts Sale Partnered with UCC Christmas Market

$136.00

Delivered balloons with personalized Valentine’s Day Balloon Campaign messages and GlobeMed fact cards

$355.51

with a Difference to sell Kachin crafts to local community members,

inside to raise money and awareness.

Benefit for Burma: Hosted a benefit dinner open to campus Trivia for a Cause with faculty speakers, Dartmouth

$5

performers, and global health trivia.

$900.00

Tank Top Sale

Designed and sold “Camp Dartmouth” tank tops during Summer Term.

Kaplan Raffle

Partnered with Kaplan to raffle off a free testing course.

$1500.00

Individual Giving

Members reached out to family and friends.

$4386.00

Total funds raised for KWAT in 2014-2015:

$10,000.0

Since 2011, GlobeMed at Dartmouth has raised over $35,000 to support Burmese refugees through our partnership with KWAT in Chiang Mai, Thailand.


Campaign Highlights Valentine’s Day Balloon Delivery On Valentine’s Day, we give all of campus the opportunity to send a balloon to someone they care about with a personalized message inside. Along with that, we also include fact cards with information about the situation in Burma and our partner organization. We like to think of it as a way to spread awareness along with the love on Valentine’s Day.

Kachin Crafts Sale Each year, our GROW trip purchases Kachin Crafts that were made by women involved in KWAT’s income generation program. We partner with a local artisanal market during the holiday season to sell the crafts to the local Hanover community. This enables us to directly support one of KWAT’s programs as well as bring a piece of our partner to our local community, raising awareness about KWAT and the situation in Burma.


Community Building

Through service and team-building events, community and camaraderie is fostered around global health and social justice within GlobeMed chapters, the GlobeMed network and surrounding communities.

Total number of chapter members in 2014 – 2015: 50 Number of community-building events: 6 GlobeMed’s community has strengthened immensely over the past year as we have acquired new members, whose enthusiasm have motivated the whole group. Together, we have grown closer and inspired one another to be more passionate about raising awareness throughout campus and in the surrounding Hanover community as well. With greater turn outs than ever to our annual retreat, GlobeMeals on the Green, mini golf and gelato trips and more, GlobeMed has had plenty of fun this year. With the constant turnover of our D plan, our group varies from term to term. Yet, GlobeMed has become a community for all our members to come home to at Dartmouth.


globalhealthU

globalhealthU is GlobeMed’s signature year-long global health curriculum. This student-designed and driven program equips students with the critical thinking skills that will inform a life of leadership for global health.

ghU for the 2014-2015 academic year was specially designed to encourage staff members to care about the issues of the world. This entailed plenty of reflection as well as intellectual and emotional engagement with the material presented each week. We had ghU every week for about half of each staff meeting. Most ghUs first involved a presentation, using both an array of media and an array of sources to inform our chapter. The topics included "Why did Ebola become an epidemic and how can it best be combatted?", "What are the connections between healthcare inequalities in the US and medical school diversity?" and "Why do various drugs cost so much?" We then discussed at length the connection between various social justice issues and health. Most importantly, in every ghU, we made sure to question why staff members should care about the issue at hand. Many times, we asked the staff to produce solutions to problems in addition to think critically about existing solutions. We debated, we played jeopardy, we discussed and we presented. One additional focus of the ghU segment this past year was Burma, the location of our partner’s efforts. To put ourselves in the context of our partner, we critically and creatively thought about the problems in Burma and their relationship to KWAT and specific health issues. Our goal for ghU was that staff would leave each week caring a little bit more about an issue and truly believe that they could aid in making a difference.


globalhealthU

globalhealthU is GlobeMed’s signature year-long global health curriculum. This student-designed and driven program equips students with the critical thinking skills that will inform a life of leadership for global health.

Benefit for Burma: Trivia for a Cause Since the inception of GlobeMed at Dartmouth, we have hosted an annual benefit dinner each spring term. In order to appeal to a wider scope of campus, this year we decided to include a ”Global Health Trivia Night" portion of the event along with the speaker. We invited Dr. Hartman to speak, a doctor who has committed to saving the lives of newborns around the world through various partnerships and new initiatives. For instance, the Helping 100,000 Babies Survive and Thrive Partnership are organizations he works with that aim to save 100,000 newborn lives each year in Nigeria, Ethiopia, and India. After a dance performance by a campus group, teams of undergraduate and medical school students competed in 4 rounds of global trivia, followed by a final "Family Feud" round between the top two teams. The winning team won various gift cards and prizes donated from local businesses. This campaign worked closely with ghU staff, and we were highly successful in generating a large campus turnout and educating participants on issues related to our partner, global health, and other international issues that intersect with health outcomes.


World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2015

Let’s Create A World Where… Unity is key to global success. We chose a phrase that underscored the importance of teamwork while promoting awareness and stimulating discussions on issues prevalent in the world. This past year a campus wide campaign called “Moving Dartmouth Forward” was instituted, with the intention of improving our campus community. Therefore, we hoped to present WDSJ as an opportunity to take that same spirit of wellness and equality betterment and expand it outside the context of our community to encompass the broader global community. Our call to action empowered students to identify their vision with the world. By determining the problems, students took their first step to producing the solutions.


World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2015


2015 Summit

Facing Injustice: Partnering for Systemic Change

The annual GlobeMed Global Health Summit brings together university students from across the nation for three days of intensive lectures and workshops with representatives from grassroots global health organizations and a range of experts. “Everyone in GlobeMed is passionate about global health. But for most of us, that passion is often hidden by the daily commitments we have as busy college students. Attending the Summit was so important because it not only forced us to confront this dormant passion, but also to use it in collaboration with other delegates to form necessary goals for the future.� – Sumita Strander, c/o 2018

List of 2015 Summit delegates: Menaka Reddy Kaina Chen Sushmita Sadhukha Sumita Strander


# OF GROW INTERNS: LENGTH OF STAY: DATES OF TRAVEL:

GROW Internship Grassroots Onsite Work

Through Grassroots On-site Work (GROW) internships, students build capacity of their partner organization, engage in mutual learning, and ensure long-term stability of their partnership. During their time in Thailand, the GROW interns helped KWAT with external communications, particularly in writing a Seven-Year Activity Report, and edited grants and other documents in English. They also taught English to some of KWAT’s interns and revamped KWAT’s website to improves sales of products made through their income generation program.

“A partnership like this just can’t be ‘baht.’” -- Anthony Chicaiza, c/o 2017


GlobeMed at Dartmouth

Our Future Dear Friends, Moving forward, we hope to continue the outstanding trend of growth that GlobeMed at Dartmouth has experienced over the past few years. For the coming academic school year, we are so excited to advance the GlobeMed message on our campus and beyond. We want the name GlobeMed to inspire others on campus the way it has inspired us. We strive to raise awareness in such a way that will truly connect our campus to our partner, halfway across the world, bringing our partnership and awareness of the situation in Burma to our Dartmouth community. We hope to increase our community size (both chapter membership and campus audience) by expanding our range of activities to cover more interdisciplinary subjects. We plan to aggressively tackle new campaigns and search outside our campus for more opportunities. We are even looking to collaborate with more graduate schools at Dartmouth as well as local and national organizations to diversify our curriculum, expand our message, and support other like-minded groups. Moreover, we hope to continue to build rapport with our partner, not only meeting the financial goals we have set but continuing to strengthen our relationship with KWAT. We are so excited to work together with such a passionate group of students to grow and strengthen our chapter and our outreach. We welcome anyone who wants to be part of our community to contribute to our cause on Global Giving, attend our campaigns and meetings, and join us in the amazing year ahead. Best, Harrison Han and Kristina Mani 2015-2016 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Dartmouth

“GlobeMed has been a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with passionate students to help our partner organization in meaningful ways. I’m grateful for all of the resources to learn about global health and communities around the world.” – Katelyn Wong, c/o 2015


Finances

In 2014-2015, GlobeMed at Dartmouth raised $10,000 for Kachin Women’s Association Thailand to support projects in Kachin State, Burma.

Revenue Events (Campaigns)

$8257.42

Individuals

$1657.00

University

$739

Corporations

0

Foundations

$500

Internal Chapter Revenue National OďŹƒce Launch Grant TOTAL REVENUE

0 NO $11,153.42

Expenses Campaigns

$1012.37

Operations

$474.74

TOTAL EXPENSES

$1487.11

Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2014-2015 academic year

$9829.39

Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2014-2015 academic year

$170.92

TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2014-2015

$10,000

Current Cash Position

0


Stay Connected GlobeMed at Dartmouth

Read more about our partner and project, and the GlobeMed network http://globemed.org/impact/dartmouth/ http://www.dartmouth.edu/~globemed/#.Vcv_WOvC78E “Like” us on Facebook to find out about upcoming events. https://www.facebook.com/dartmouthglobemed

Follow us on twitter at @dartglobemed. Follow our blog and join in on the discussion. http://www.dartmouth.edu/~globemed/#.Vcv_2-vC78E Find our chapter on https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/globemed-at-dartmouth/ and make a donation to support our partner and project today. Email us at GlobeMed@dartmouth.edu to find out how you can get involved!


Executive Board GlobeMed at Dartmouth

External Co-President

Ayesha Dholakia

| Ayesha.Dholakia.15@dartmouth.edu

Internal Co-President

Katelyn Wong

| Katelyn.Wong.15@dartmouth.edu

Kaina Chen

| Kaina.Chen.18@dartmouth.edu

Sam Sherman

| Samantha.Sherman.15@dartmouth.edu

GROW Coordinator globalhealthU Coordinators

Arun Ponshunmugam | arunsrini1208@gmail.com Campaign Coordinators Directors of Communications

Directors of Community Building

Director of Finances Director of Individual Giving

Heather Szilagyi

| Heather.Szilagyi.15@dartmouth.edu

Delia O’Shea

| Delia.O’Shea.15@dartmouth.edu

Zonia Moore

| Zonia.Moore.16@dartmouth.edu

Hae-Lin Cho

| Hae-Lin.Cho.17@dartmouth.edu

Julia Bratic

| Julia.Bratic.15@darmtouth.edu

Shay Vellanki

| Shaitalya.Vellanki.16@darmtouth.edu

Kristina Mani

| kristina.mani43@gmail.com

Julie Ivy

| Julianne.Ivy.15@dartmouth.edu

Karen Jacques

| Karen.Jacques.17@dartmouth.edu

Jeonghoon Li

| Jeonghoon.Lee.16@dartmouth.edu

Lisa Carson

| Lisa.Carson.15@dartmouth.edu

Supporters A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2014 – 2015 year a great success:

Faculty Advisor: Lisa Adams GlobeMed National Advisor: Rosalind Dillon

All the Dartmouth organizations and students that have helped us spread our message and achieve our goal.


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