GlobeMed at Northeastern 2015 â€“ 2016 ANNUAL REPORT
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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 SHED Foundation | Shirati, Tanzania Migrant Assistance Program Foundation | Chiang Mai, Thailand Escuela de La Calle | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Set Her Free| Kampala, Uganda Primeros Pasos | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Trailblazer Foundation| Siem Reap, Cambodia Health Development Initiative | Kigali, Rwanda Jambi Huasi | Otavalo, Ecuador Hope Through Health | Kara, Togo Gardens for Health International | Gasabo, Rwanda Light for Children | Kumasi, Ghana Knowledge for Children | Kumbo, Cameroon Young 1ove| Gabarone, Botswana Kitovu Mobile LTD | 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 Social Organization for Voluntary Action | Odisha, India Alternative for Rural Movement | Odisha, India SparkMicrogrants| Mbale, Uganda Wuqu' Kawoq | Tecpan, Guatemala Sacred Valley Health | Cusco, Peru Build Your Future Today Center | Siem Reap, Cambodia MINDS Foundation| Vadodara, India Children of Peace| Lira, Uganda Uganda Development and Health Associates | Iganga, Uganda Kigezi Healthcare Foundation| Kabale, Uganda Burma Humanitarian Mission (BHM) | Eastern Burma Logan Square Neighborhood Association | Chicago, IL, USA
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 â€“ the ability to not only survive but thrive â€“ 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.
The Co-Presidents Dear Friends, This year we set out to create an environment within our chapter that would encourage members to achieve a sense of community and connect more with our partner organization. We improved our ghU segments by breaking up into randomized groups to talk about global health topics or current events during weekly meetings. This allowed members to get to know others better and learn about other peopleâ€™s stances on current topics worldwide. We always tied the global issues back to our partner, and how it would affect the people in Uganda. This way, members were reminded of the situations and lifestyles that Ugandans live everyday. For the upcoming year we hope to increase our fundraising goal in order to have a larger impact for our project in Uganda. To achieve this goal, we will restructure fundraising campaigns as well as introduce new ones. One big event we plan on having is the first annual GlobeMed Benefit Dinner where we will create awareness of our mission, fundraise, and educate attendees on current global health issues. Another large focus will be to continue to create more of a community among members of our chapter. We plan to provide a more cohesive environment whereby we will strengthen member relationships as well as form new ones with incoming members. This past year has been an amazing leadership opportunity for both of us. We really got to understand the importance of a cohesive executive board and how teamwork truly enables us to have a successful year. We hope that our work has laid out a foundation for future co-presidents to build upon and only wish to see GlobeMed at Northeastern grow as a chapter!
Sincerely, TJ Hanlon and Kelly Eng 2015-2016 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Northeastern
About our Chapter
GlobeMed at Northeastern
We were founded in 2007 and have partnered with Kitovu Mobile LTD in Masaka, Uganda since 2010. While working with Kitovu we have funded their health hygiene and sanitation program. We have provided pit latrines (bathrooms), tippy-taps (hand-washing stations), and shallow wells to try to improve villagersâ€™ lives. With more than 50 members, we have currently raised more than $41,000 and we continue to strive to improve health conditions for the Kyanamukaaka sub-county in the Masaka region. Through our annual GROW trips since 2012, we have truly seen the impact we are making alongside our partner. In 2016, we were presented with the Global Influence Award by Northeastern University for our dedication to promoting global awareness through educational programming and demonstrating an awareness of global concerns by improving the lives of others. We hope that the following years will bring us more success in our mission to improve the life of Ugandans.
since our founding in 2007, our chapter has grown from 20 to 55 members
since our founding in 2007, our chapter has raised $41,550
KEY FACT: Only 34% of Ugandans have access to proper sanitation, according to the World Health Organization.
Our Partnership Kitovu Mobile LTD
Founded in 1987 Kitovu Mobile started to help combat the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic. It focused on outreach programs that aim to help villages around the Masaka area. GlobeMed at Northeastern started its partnership with Kitovu in 2010, supporting their health hygiene and water sanitation projects. Although Kitovu has many programs, GlobeMed at NEU supports their health hygiene and water sanitation branch. This program aims to teach groups of women (or Self-Help Groups) healthy practices, like proper hand-washing techniques, and provides them with shallow wells and pit latrines. These women then share these practices with friends and families until it is shared with all villagers. Kitovu also implements income generating projects in villages, to give villagers a chance to raise money for their community and learn responsible business practices.
Masaka, Uganda Population: 74,100 Kitovu focuses its efforts on the Kyanamukaaka sub-county in the Masaka region. This sub-county includes rural villages in which it can take two to three hours to get to the nearest healthcare facility. Children and women take up to two and a half hours to get water from their nearest source. Most of their water sources are unprotected, with animals drinking from the same source. The incidence for waterborne illnesses that can be contracted is extremely high and the lack of nearby health facilities causes these illnesses to be fatal. Kitovu works to improve their access to health centers by building facilities and providing protected shallow wells so they may have access to clean water.
Our Project BY THE NUMBERS: Key metric: 2 shallow wells. Benefits 1,100 villagers. Cost of project: $1,400 per well. What the money directly funded: Materials to construct well and workers and engineers to oversee project.
This yearâ€™s $7,000 funded two shallow wells in the Lukindu and Nkoma villages and 3 income-generating activities for other villages to support the health needs of their families in the Kyanamukaaka sub-county.
Our funds supported the sanitation and hygiene projects for Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in Kyanamukaakaâ€™s villages. About $1,400 funds one shallow well, which provides a water source protected from animals and diseases, allowing the villagers access to clean water. The two wells we funded this past year will benefit about 1,100 villagers. Roughly $1,200 funds one income-generating project for a SHG. These projects often include supplies for crafting, or pigs to raise. These pigs can then be sold for large amounts of money when they reproduce or grow larger. The money raised goes into a fund for the village, out of which women can take money if their families need to cover costs of health expenses. This project gives the villagers a sense of responsibility for their own projects and villages, allowing them to foster confidence through maintaining their own businesses and supporting their families. Kitovu ultimately gives them the resources necessary to become empowered and provide for their villages. The remaining funds support operational costs to maintain these projects.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
We hosted a trivia night at a local restaurant and served up some appetizers while answering some fun trivia questions.
Different acts gathered on stage to show off their talent! Acts included singers, improvisation, comedians, bands, and more!
Ugly Holiday Sweater Sale
GlobeMed staff decorated old sweaters and sold them during the holiday season to students.
Valentineâ€™s Day Acapella
A benefit concert featuring a variety of Northeasternâ€™s a capella groups.
We hosted a night at both restaurants and collected a portion of revenue made from that night.
Members reached out to family and friends.
We received money from grants collected throughout the years as well as money from selling an MCAT Kaplan course.
Total funds raised for Kitovu Mobile in 2015-2016:
Since 2010, GlobeMed at Northeastern has raised more than $41,000 to support health, hygiene and water sanitation in Masaka, Uganda.
Campaign Highlights Ugly Holiday Sweater Sale Staff decorated old sweaters found at thrift shops and sold them to students during the holiday season. These sweaters are perfect for any holiday party!
Trivia Night Students gathered at a local restaurant for some appetizers and fun trivia questions. We had more than fifty people show up to enjoy the fun, and we even had a condom raffle!
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 2015 â€“ 2016: 51 Number of community-building events: 3 We started off the year with â€œcoffee-datesâ€? or get-togethers with new members and older members to discuss the transition into a new school and GlobeMed. We also held a retreat each semester filled with trivia, minute-to-win-it challenges, and more bonding activities. These retreats fostered a closer GlobeMed community within our chapter and allowed us to get to know the diverse group of students who make up our chapter and have a like-minded goal of helping the global community achieve health equity. We also worked with other student groups on campus to inform the larger student body about global health issues.
globalhealthU globalhealthU is GlobeMedâ€™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.
In the 2015-2016 year, globalhealthU has greatly evolved in our chapter. We have seen a more collaborative style for weekly ghUs, where all the members get the chance to discuss the topic for that week. We have also expanded into a new range of topics. This year we had several discussions on how the environment and climate change impacts global health and who the people most at risk are. This year we had roughly 18 discussions and two public events. The two public events were a presentation from Dr. Stephenson about her HIV research and a Sub-Saharan Africa co-op panel with panelists who held co-op positions in that region. We hope to continue on this path and to make the next year's events larger in scale and the discussions more interactive. Maggie Pankowska Co-ghU Coordinator GlobeMed at Northeastern
KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR What exactly is health equity? How is the US approaching the mental health epidemic? How is Africansâ€™ right to health different from those in the US? In what ways does environmental sustainability tie into global health? What is being done to address the Zika virus issue?
globalhealthU highlights from the year
Palliative medicine and techniques We had a ghU that covered alternative medicine and its effects on the body. It became interactive when we tried some of the techniques ourselves! We tried guided meditation and body movement therapy!
Africa Co-op Panel We had a panel made up of students from all over Northeastern who did their co-op (a six-month internship) in Africa to tell us about their experiences. Attendees learned about the cultural differences in each country that panelists visited as well as the different non-profit work they each did. It was an opportunity for students to learn all the sides to a grassroots organization, from business, to environmental sustainability, advocacy, global health, and more!
Interactive ghU with Kahoot! For one of our weekly ghUs, we compared different healthcare systems from around the world. Kahoot is a polling device anyone can access from their phones and can answer any question. It was a fun and competitive game because you could see who was in the lead with answering most questions correctly after each poll. Members were definitely engaged and learned a lot about the vast differences between healthcare systems.
World Day of Social Justice [February 20, 2016]
“Choose your own fate.”
We had a presentation in which groups were asked to develop a new country. They were given choices between more environmentally friendly policies that lead to slower development versus environmentally damaging policies that allow for fast economic development. We then compared our results to what other countries like the US, Sweden, and Uganda did to get to where they are today. This forced us to look at the impact sustainable practices can have on a country’s development and how it affects people’s health.
GlobeMed’s 10th Summit: A Celebration of Community 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.
“Summit provided the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of health-conscious individuals while also further strengthening my passion for global health equity.”
2016 Summit delegates TJ Hanlon
TJ Hanlon ‘17
4 Length of Stay: 30 days DATES OF TRAVEL: 6/8-7/8 # of GROW Interns:
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. Our interns created surveys to assess villagers’ access to health, hygiene and water sanitation. They compiled their findings in order to determine which village needed the next shallow well we would fund and which village needs a new income generating project to sustain their health practices. Our interns commissioned wells that we have funded in the past and even got to participate in the construction of a well.
“Our GROW trip was more than just a visit with our partner.We made deep bonds with the staff at Kitovu clinic, learned how to be a part of Uganda culture, changed our perspective on the privilege that we have in America, and showed us the impact that we can make halfway across the world. I have nothing but gratitude and compassion in my heart for not only being able to go on this trip, but to be able to deeply connect with the locals and accomplish the work that we set out to do.” -Emily Muri Class of 2020
Finances In 2015-2016, GlobeMed at Northeastern raised $7,000 for Kitovu Mobile LTD to support projects in Masaka, Uganda.
Revenue Events (Campaigns)
Internal Chapter Revenue
Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2015-2016 academic year Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2015-2016 academic year TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2015-2016 Current Cash Position
$0 $7000 $0
GlobeMed at Northeastern
Our Future Dear Friends, For this upcoming year, we hope to ignite passion and love for GlobeMed within all our members. Since both of us have been on GROW, we hope to bring those experiences back to our chapter and really get staff to feel as connected with Kitovu as we do. We hope that getting more members to Summit will really help them connect with other chapters and become inspired by everyone’s ambition and will to strengthen the global health equity movement. We also hope that this year we will raise more money than previous years and allow us to send more funds to Kitovu. The Benefit Dinner we have planned in the winter will be our first event of its kind, but we hope that it will definitely get our name out on campus and out to the global health network. This will hopefully attract more awareness to the health hygiene and water sanitation issue in Uganda and maybe allow us to attract more funders! One hundred percent of our profits go to Kitovu and gives thousands of villagers the basic health necessity of clean water. We’ve seen so many children retrieve drinking water from dirty trenches and ponds while in Uganda and wish to eradicate this issue once and for all. If you’re interested in donating money you can go to our Razoo account at https://www.razoo.com/us/story/Globe-Med-At-Northeastern. Shoe donations for children are also welcomed since many children must walk for miles on rocky roads while barefoot to get to school since they cannot afford shoes. To donate shoes, contact us at email@example.com. Sincerely, Tj Hanlon and Kelly Eng 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Northeastern
“GlobeMed has taught me the value and importance of partnership and collaboration when approaching a social justice issue. Not only have I learned different issues surrounding global health equity but it also has strengthened different leadership skills that will help me as I find my place in the global health field. All in all, stumbling into a GlobeMed meeting my freshman year was one of the best things that have happened at NEU!” Grace Lee ’17
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Executive Board GlobeMed at Northeastern
Director of Communications
Director of Community Building Director of Finances
Jamie Anderson Mia Musetti
Supporters A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2015 â€“ 2016 year a great success:
INDIVIDUALS Shaya Poku - advisor Shannon Pittman - advisor Brittany Zelch - Chapter Support Charles Matovu - Kitovu Director
ORGANIZATIONS Kaplan Five Guys UNOs Millennium Campus Network GlobeMed Global HQ Kitovu Mobile LTD
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