2012-2013 Annual Report
GlobeMed at Amherst College
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Pastoral de La Salud | San Salvador, El Salvador ICOD Action Network | Lyantonde, Uganda Rural Economic Development Association | Svay Rieng, Cambodia Ungano Tena | Nairobi, Kenya WOPLAH | Western Kenya GWED-G | Gulu, Uganda CEPAIPA | Guayaquil, Ecuador Himalayan Health Care | Jawalakhel, Nepal Courage Is Change | Denver, Colorado Kachin Women’s Association Thailand | Chiang Mai, Thailand Salud Sin Límites | Siuna, Nicaragua MAP Foundation | Chiang Mai, Thailand Rwanda Village Concept Project | Butare, Rwanda Community of Hope| Washington, D.C. Primeros Pasos | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala CEMOPLAF Cajabamba | Cajabamba, Ecuador Health Development Initiative | Kigali, Rwanda Jambi Huasi | Otovalo, Ecuador Hope Through Health | Kara, Togo Gardens for Health International | Gasabo, Rwanda Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization | Masaka, Uganda Adonai Child Development Center| Namugoga, Uganda Center for Community Health Promotion | Hanoi, Vietnam ACUDESBAL | Bajo Lempa, El Salvador Medical AIDS Outreach | Montgomery, Alabama A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope | Managua, Nicaragua CSSD | Phnom Penh, Cambodia Maison de Naissance | Torbeck, Haiti Nyaya Health | Achham, Nepal ASPAT | Lima, Peru Social Action for Women | Mae Sot, Thailand Nwoya Youth Center | Anaka, Uganda BSDA | Kampong Cham, Cambodia Tiyatien Health | Zwedru, Liberia Joy-Southfield Community Development Corp.| Detroit, Michigan KCRC | Bushenyi District, Uganda Health Alert Uganda | Gulu, Uganda PEDA | Vientiane, Laos Lwala Community Alliance | Lwala, Kenya Kallpa Iquitos | Iquitos, Peru Alternative for Rural Movement | Odisha, India CareNet Ghana | Hohoe, Ghana Clinica Ana Manganaro | Guarjila, El Salvador Build Your Future Today Center | Siem Reap, Cambodia Women’s Development Association | Phnom Penh, Cambodia COWS | Kampong Thom, Cambodia Dios es Amor | Lima, Peru Uganda Development and Health Associates | Iganga, Uganda Kigezi Healthcare Foundation| Kabale, Uganda Burmese Women’s Union | Chiang Mai, Thailand
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.
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.
GlobeMed at amherst college Friends of GlobeMed at Amherst College: Our fourth year as Globemed at Amherst College has been an important one in terms of solidifying and defining Globemed in the Amherst community. We are proud to be a part of the work our chapter has done to establish the chapter on campus and in our Partner community, and we would love to share it with you in the following pages.
This year has seen unprecedented fundraising numbers, the largest and most engaged staff we have ever had, and a closer connection than ever with our partner organization, Pastoral de Salud in El Salvador. Thanks to a group of truly excellent student leaders, we have had a successful expansion of our public health and social justice education goals on campus, holding a series of lectures for students at Amherst College as well as working to have educational, passionate discussions about issues in social justice during our weekly meetings. We look forward to a continually growing and solidifying Globemed community in the coming years, as we work to both expand our educational events on campus and exceed our fundraising goals for Pastoral de la Salud's important work in El Salvador. Thank you for your support through the year as we continue to work towards a future of global health equity and social justice around the world. GlobeMed Love, Jaya Tripathi and Ethan Edmonson 2012-2013 Co-Presidents
GlobeMed at amherst college
About Us Globemed at Amherst College was founded in the Fall of 2010, by Ethan Balgley and Lais Maichon. The following year it became an official student organization at the college, allowing it to function as a club to get funding and participate in on-campus events. Our partnership with Pastoral de la Salud in El Salvador was formed in the winter of 2010. Through this partnership, we have supported five projects in community health in rural areas of El Salvador, raising over $30,000 for Pastoral. During the last three summers, we have cemented our partnership with three successful GROW trips.
since our founding in october 2010, our chapter has grown from 02 to 43 members.
Pastoral de la salud San Salvador, El Salvador Population: 567,698 Our partner community, and the entire country, is still reeling from the Civil War that ended in 1992. Following the war, FMLN took over the country, promising a semi-socialist agenda protecting the rights of the poor. After the devastation of the war, and without infrastructure in place in the country, the government is still trying to act on all of their promises for healthcare, education, and more. This is complicated by the gang violence throughout the country. Next year's presidential election (the first since the war) is definitely on everyone's mind, as political parties begin to campaign and conspiracy theories spread.
Pastoral de la Salud Founded in  Pastoral de la Salud is a part of the humanitarian branch of the Catholic church in El Salvador. It was founded during the war, when several fathers in the church decided that something had to be done about the human rights violations happening around the country. Pastoral de la Salud was created to bring healthcare to rural areas during the war, and since then it has continued its mission, adapting to the needs of the communities they serve. Our partnership with Pastoral de la Salud began in 2010, and together we have worked to increase the access of maternal and child healthcare and nutritional services to families in rural areas.
KEY FACT: Life expectancy is 68 years for men and 72 years for women. KEY FACT: Infant Mortality rate is 19.01 per 1000 live births.
Impact Area: Nutrition
Food Security and Nutritional Education
villages will be impacted
to fund a community diagnostic, workshops, education materials, and community gardens
Why Nutrition? In the rural areas of El Salvador, people do not have access to even the most basic healthcare needs. After the war, FMLN promised universal access to healthcare, but does not have the infrastructure or resources necessary to provide it - Pastoral de la Salud helps to fill in where they cannot, and bring healthcare into areas that drastically need it. Child malnutrition specifically is a problem that carries significant and often irreversible consequences, and contributes to lifelong illnesses and mortality rates. Children that suffer from malnutrition in their first five years of life have limited growth, diminished mental capacity, memory loss, poor muscle development, decreased height and weight, and an increased risk of contracting infectious diseases. In young adults, malnutrition causes diminished muscle growth, decreased height and weight, decreases in mental capacity, and a major risk of contracting chronic medical diseases in their adult years.
Promotion of Food Security and Nutritional Education in Teotepeque, El Salvador. In the 2012-2013 school year, we funded a food security and nutrition project in Teotepeque. This project had three separate parts - workshops teaching nutrition to primary caregivers of children, equipment to weigh children under 5 years old in rural communities (identifying children at risk), and 10 community gardens. This project will hopefully set the foundation of education and nutritional resources to decrease child malnutrition rates in rural communities in Teotepeque.
Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Chapter members reached out to family and friends to ask for support.
A Valentine's Day themed event in which students bid on a date with campus favorites showing off their talents on a runway.
4 Instead Of Campaigns
Awareness events in which we encourage community members to think about where their money is going by offering free products like Starbucks coffee in return for a donation to our partner.
Homecoming Weekend Keychain Campaign
Chapter members made purple and white (our school colors) gimp key chains to sell to Amherst students, alumni, and parents.
A fun outdoor event to engage the community with face painting, sac races, a cappella, and more!
One third of proceeds from the annual Amherst College Spanish Department Play went to benefit GlobeMed at Amherst.
Total funds raised for Pastoral de la Salud in 2012-2013
$11,849.94 Since 2010, GlobeMed at Amherst College has raised nearly $30,000 to train community health workers, combat food insecurity, address child malnutrition, and support the work of Pastoral de la Salud.
Highlights from the year Date Auction
Febuary 28, 2013 The annual GlobeMed Date Auction is easily the most popular student run event on the Amherst Campus. The library emptied out as everyone came to experience an event that again proved to be fun, hilarious, and full of energy! Over thirty students (and one campus police officer!) auction themselves off for a date to benefit our Child Nutrition Project in El Salvador. The event was MCed by two members of our campus improv group who did a fantastic job serving as auctioneers. The music was loud, the lights were bright, and the evening was incredibly successful.
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 response to chapter input, the ghU curriculum at Amherst College became more committed to current events, issues specific to El Salvador, and global health in terms of our partner than ever before. We balanced meetings with educational talks, debates, and many, many small group discussions. Unlike in previous years, we often zeroed in on particular organizations and what made them successful. We even invited chapter members who had experience with such organizations or had done academic research centered around them to present to the chapter. This exercise helped make ghU more personal and showcased ways to get involved in public health to the rest of the chapter. We also made an effort to diversify the curriculum by addressing current events and using videos. One of our most successful ventures was working with the Partnerships team to take global problems and apply them to our partner community. Through the greater understanding of our partner that this aspect of ghU provided, our chapter became driven to accomplish more on a daily basis in order to support the work being done in El Salvador.
24 globalhealthU Discussions held
Expanding the Dialogue on Health and Human Rights KEY QUESTIONS
Why do human rights exist?
Is health a human right? Who has more rights than others?
How are rights influenced by oneâ€™s environment? How do we translate human rights into action?
Highlights from the year Lynn Morgan Keynote
December 3, 2012 As part of our Global Health Awareness Week in December, we invited Lynn Morgan, a medical anthropolist at Mount Holyoke to ive a talk at Amherst. The talk was titled, "The Cultural Competence Movement: Anthropological Insights." Professor Morgan discussed the debate over the notion of "cultural competence" and "cultural reasoning," with attention to the way that "culture" is used to challenge and to reinforce stratification and stereotypes. After the lecture, we had an engaging question and answer session among the 30 attendees.
Human Rights Day Dinner December 9, 2012
The Human Rights Day Dinner was another component of our Global Health Awareness Week. Through the event, we hoped to encourage students to think about the diversity of global health over delicious local foods. We brought together Amherst professors from four different departments (political science, economics, anthropology, and history) to address how their field of study, or their research specifically in many cases, pertains to issues of global health. The tables then conducted small group discussions based on each professor's talk. There were over 100 students in attendance.
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 # OF CHAPTER MEMBERS:
# OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS: # OF HOURS VOLUNTEERED WITH CRAIGâ€™S DOORS:
We really emphasized community building within our chapter this year. We kicked off the year with both e-board and all-staff retreats as well as a new member orientation session--complete with pamphlets and candy--for our newest GlobeMedders. During the holiday season, we organized a Secret Santa event where chapter members exchanged gifts anonymously before "the big reveal" right before holiday break. Two key features this year were our weekly volunteering commitment with Craig's Doors, the local homeless shelter, and icebreaker activities such as name games and trivia PowerPoint's at the beginning of each meeting. Finally, we ended the year with a GlobeMed banquet honoring the seniors and accomplishments of the chapter.
04 LENGTH OF STAY: 3 weeks JULY 2013
# OF GROW INTERNS:
In July, the interns monitored and evaluated the food security project of 2011-2012 (fishponds and chicken coops in Cuscatlan) and assisted in the construction of ten community gardens in Teotepque as part of our current project.
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.
"I was intrigued when a team from Pastoral gave us "una panorama general," or a general overview of their work and current problems El Salvador faced. They talked about everything from how the people were reacting to the government's recent health reforms to the violence problem and many other issues. Through our discussion, I really got the sense that they took us, a group of foreign college students, seriously and that they took this partnership seriously." -- Jesse Chou, c/o 2015
“INJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.” MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
GLOBEMED AT AMHERST COLLEGE joined 49 other GlobeMed chapters across the nation in a network-wide commemoration of the 5rd Annual World Day of Social Justice on February 20, 2013, by asking students, professors, and community members on campus an open-ended, thought provoking question relating to social justice. OUR QUESTION
I dream of a world where... BEHIND THE SCENES: We chose this theme because it relates to our goals as a chapter. It provoked people to reflect on the impact that they hope to have and forces us to recognize the magnitude of the changes we are trying to make. We used a whiteboard to document the responses each person gave, took photos of the subject and the board and compiled a collection of the images.
We asked over people at Amherst, here’s how they responded >>>
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed February 20th as World Day of Social Justice in 2007. Observation of WDSJ supports efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.
GlobeMed at Amherst College asked 11 people to fill in the blankâ€Ś
I dream of a world where...
View more photos and quotes at globemed.org/wdsj
The student momentum 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.
2013 DELEGATES: Jaya Tripathi, CJ Bernstein, Annelies O'Dea, Emily Bai, Imani Marshall, Courage Matiza, and Phil Hendrix
"At Summit, I gained confidence that Amherst's partnership with Pastoral de la Salud in El Salvador is not an insignificant effort by a small group of eager undergraduates, but is part of a larger movement of young people committed to improving the health of the world in the most holistic sense. I was empowered by the passion I saw in the students and professionals around me who were committed to creating innovative solutions to the world's plethora of problems and who saw the essential role youth would play in international problem solving.â€œ
â€” Imani Marshall, c/o 2016
GlobeMed at amherst college â€œGlobeMed has shown me the undeniable importance of collaboration and partnership in combating health disparities and has introduced me to a fantastic group of people whose dedication to addressing these issues is truly admirable and inspiring.â€? --Maddie Giegold, c/o 2013
In the past three years, GlobeMed at Amherst has become a well-recognized and respected name on the Amherst College campus, and we hope to continue to build upon this success. In the coming years, we plan to think more creatively about how to advance our two most important goals: (1) Spread awareness about issues of public health in our local community and (2) Advance the fight against global health injustice through support of Pastoral de la Salud in El Salvador. To reach as many community members as possible, we hope to organize events that will attract a wide variety of people. Once these people have associated GlobeMed as a fun organization that is doing good work, we hope to be able to engage them in events like guest lectures, film screenings, and ghU-style discussion events. To organize these educational and fundraising campaigns, motivating each and every member of our staff is critical. To do this, we must strengthen the emotional connection between Amherst and Pastoral, despite the physical distance between Massachusetts and El Salvador. We will put greater emphasis on educating the chapter about Salvadoran history, culture, politics, and current events to make Pastoral and the work it is doing more tangible. We are very excited that one of our executive board members will be conducting her senior thesis on what makes Pastoral so successful, specifically in terms of its partnerships. Her research and conclusions will be a fantastic resource for us moving forward. All of these efforts will help us to grow as a member of the GlobeMed network and we could not be more excited moving forward.
In 2012 – 2013, GlobeMed at Amherst College raised $11,849.94 for El Pastoral de la Salud to support projects in Cuscatlán, El Salvador. Revenue Events (Campaigns)
Internal Chapter Revenue National Office Launch Grant TOTAL REVENUE
$440.63 $0 $12,290.57
Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2012-2013 academic year
Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2012-2013 academic year
TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2012-2013 Current Cash Position
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Executive Board Co-President
Director of Finances
Director of Finances
Director of Community Building (all year) Director of Community Building (fall) Director of Community Building (spring)
GROW Coordinator Director of Communications (fall) Director of Communications (spring)
Kokaale Amissah-Aidoo Sara Abrahams
Supporters INDIVIDUALS Dean of Health Professions Richard Aronson, Dean of Student Activities Hannah Fatemi, Mount Holyoke Professor Lynn Morgan, Amherst Professor Javier Corrales, Amherst Professor Deborah Gewertz, Amherst Professor Prakarsh Singh, Amherst Professor Martha Saxton
A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2012 â€“ 2013 year a great success:
ORGANIZATIONS GlobeMed National Office, Amherst College Program Board, Amherst College Social Council, Amherst College Association of Amherst Students, Amherst College Dining Services
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Published on Sep 30, 2013