GLOBEMED AT BOSTON COLLEGE 2011-2012 Annual Report
students and communities improving health around the world
GlobeMed is a network of university students that partner with grassroots organizations around the world to improve the health of people living in poverty FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ARM Orissa, India
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY Medical AIDS Outreach Montgomery, Alabama
UNC-CHAPEL HILL Health Alert Uganda Gulu, Uganda
BETHEL UNIVERSITY Rural Economic Development Association Svay Rieng, Cambodia
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY RVCP, Butare, Rwanda Community of Hope Washington, D.C.
RHODES COLLEGE A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope Managua, Nicaragua
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME PEDA Vientiane, Laos
BOSTON COLLEGE CCC-UNSCH Ayacucho, Peru
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Primeros Pasos Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY Cooperation for Social Services and Development Phnom Penh, Cambodia
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER Kallpa Iquitos Iquitos, Peru
BROWN UNIVERSITY Ungano Tena Nairobi, Kenya
INDIANA UNIVERSITY CEMOPLAF Cajabamba Cajabamba, Ecuador
TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Maison de Naissance Torbeck, Haiti
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CareNet Ghana Hohoe, Ghana
BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY KIHEFO Kabale, Uganda
LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY Health Development Initiative Kigali, Rwanda
TUFTS UNIVERSITY Nyaya Health Achham, Nepal
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN Clinica Ana Manganaro Guarjila, El Salvador
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY GWED-G Gulu, Uganda
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO Jambi Huasi Otovalo, Ecuador
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ASPAT Lima, Peru
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Build Your Future Today Center Siem Reap, Cambodia
CORNELL UNIVERSITY CEPAIPA Guayaquil, Ecuador
MIT Women Mobilizing for Development Bokeo, Laos
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI Social Action for Women Mae Sot, Thailand
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON WDA Phnom Penh, Cambodia
CU-BOULDER HHC, Jawalakhel, Nepal Courage Is Change Denver, Colorado
MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE Gardens for Health International Gasabo, Rwanda
UCLA Nwoya Youth Center Anaka, Uganda
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON COWS Kampong Thom, Cambodia
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE Kachin Women’s Association Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization Masaka, Uganda
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER Buddhism and Society Development Association Kampong Cham, Cambodia
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY Dios es Amor Lima, Peru
DEPAUL UNIVERSITY ASOSAP Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY HOPE Center Ho, Ghana
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Tiyatien Health Zwedru, Liberia Joy-Southfield Detroit, Michigan
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS UDHA Iganga, Uganda
DUKE UNIVERSITY Salud Sin Límites Siuna, Nicaragua
OBERLIN COLLEGE Center for Community Health Promotion Hanoi, Vietnam
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY KCRC Bushenyi District, Uganda
WHITMAN COLLEGE Burmese Women’s Union Chiang Mai, Thailand
EMORY UNIVERSITY MAP Foundation Chiang Mai, Thailand
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY ACUDESBAL Chiapas, Mexico
AMHERST COLLEGE Pastoral de La Salud San Salvador, El Salvador
ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
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 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.
PRESIDENTS’ MESSAGE GlobeMed at Boston College
Dear Friends and Fans of GlobeMed at Boston College, Thank you for your continuing support of our organization and mission during our second year as a chapter. After spending the previous year discovering what it means to be part of the GlobeMed network and philosophy, we worked to solidify our presence on Boston College's campus in 2011-12. Despite the difficulties of running our non-profit without the support of the Student Programs Office, we were able to forge important partnerships with other groups on campus, most notably the Connell School of Nursing. Internally, our group has grown significantly. From the founding executive board of 11 in the fall of 2010, we have grown to a membership of 42. Interest in GlobeMed at Boston College was enough that, for the first time, we had to decline some applications to join our ranks. Additionally, young leaders emerged from our heavily-freshman general membership to fill the void which will be left by this year’s mostly-senior executive board. Indeed, this may be the most important mark of our time as co-Presidents: setting the stage for a group of future leaders who will accomplish much more than we ever could. Thanks again to everyone who has helped us along the way as we strive for equitable healthcare for all the elderly in Ayacucho, Peru. Ryan Finn and Dana Larsen 2011-2012 Co-Presidents
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2011 – 2012 AT A GLANCE
4 OUR PARTNER 5
GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK INTERNSHIP
10 WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 11 GLOBEMED GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT 12 OUR FUTURE 13 FINANCES 14 STAY CONNECTED 15 THANK YOU
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GlobeMed at Boston College
While Boston College has a rich history of student involvement in issues of social justice, there was not yet a group focused on global health before GlobeMed at BC. In the fall of 2010, two sophomore men sought to build this kind of group after hearing about GlobeMed from friends at other colleges. Due to the enthusiasm of BCâ€™s student body, it was not difficult to find others who were passionate about global health.Â Our membership has grown from the 2010-11 executive board of only 11, to a group of 42 who are seeking to make palpable change in the lives of others worldwide.
since our founding in september 2010 , our chapter has grown from 11 to 42 members.
OUR PARTNER Centro de Capacitacion de Campesino de la Universidad Nacional San Cristobal de Huamanga WORKS IN AYACUCHO, PERU POPULATION: 151,019 There are two communities our partner works is involved in. The first is San Juan Bautista, a rural community an hour away from Ayacucho. Often times, in these communities, parents of kids leave town to find work elsewhere and the grandparents become the ones who care for the children. The idea behind CCC-UNSCH is that older adults should participate more in the community to better their situation, as they are currently excluded from basic services such as health care.
KEY FACT: 45.5% of the population in Ayacucho, Peru lives in extreme poverty. KEY FACT: 40% of the communities in Ayacucho are only accessible by foot.
ABOUT CCC-UNSCH FOUNDED IN 1976 CCC-UNSCH Works with different community organizations focused on different things. For example, they are in contact with are community groups that control access to water source in a specific place and make sure the laws are properly enforced and maintained. They have also worked with CAPIS on capacity training for old folks and have a relationship with national/international organizations that focus on older adult health. CCC-UNSCH is always connected to the Peruvian Ministry of Health (MINSA) and one of their primary goals is to hold MINSA more responsible to serving population in Ayacucho, Peru. They work together with elderly to do farming projects, teach older adults about small gardens (onions, lettuce) and cultivating cuy (guinea pigs). They've set aside an ambulance fund and are trying to build a community center as a means of discussing community issues and preventative health care. GlobeMed@BC has been working with CCC-UNSCH for 2 years. "
GlobeMed at Boston College Why income generation and nutrition?
Our focus area is aimed towards community development through income generation and preventative health. Income generation projects allows our population to afford the costs required to access medical care, as well as tackle other development issues that are inherently connected to health like buying food, better housing, etc. Preventative health measures help avoid sickness, and allow the elderly to reallocate their resources towards other needs that will improve their overall quality of living.
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2 COMMUNITIES WILL DIRECTLY BENEFIT FROM THIS PROJECT.
$5,000 TO FUND AN ARTISAN MARKET AND A COMMUNITY CENTER.
GlobeMed at Boston College aims to raise $5,000 to fund several income-generating projects for the impoverished elderly in Ayacucho, Peru." This year we funded two projects. The first is an artisan market for the disabled elderly to sell their crafts. The second project is a community center which would go towards promoting preventative health care and discuss other issues pertaining the communities.
CAMPAIGNS Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Baseball Tavern Bar Event, Fall
We promoted a Bar Event on campus to get students to come downtown near Fenway Park on an evening at the end of the semester. Students paid for tickets to enter the bar. The tickets were $15, and $5 went to the bar and $10 went to GlobeMed.
Baseball Tavern Bar Event, Spring
We promoted a Bar Event off campus to get students to come downtown near Fenway Park on an evening at the end of the semester. Students paid for tickets to enter the bar. The tickets were $15, and $5 went to the bar and $10 went to GlobeMed.
For a campaign push around the holidays and the end of the year, we extended templates and sample letters to the club to distribute to friends and family to ask for donations. We tried as best we could to make the donations through the Razoo page.
We handed out flyers to advertise a night of dinner at Applebees. These flyers sent 20% of the holder's meal to Globemed.
NC State Tailgate
We walked through football tailgates on game day handing out flyers, baked goods, and collecting donations.
Donation from Prof. Schervish's class
Grant which we were chosen to receive from a philanthropy class at BC
Total funds raised for CCCUNSCH in 2011-2012:
$3,009.89 Since 2010, GlobeMed at Boston College has raised a total of over $5,000 to support CCC-UNSCH's healthcare initiatives in Ayacucho, Peru.
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.
2011-2012 CURRICULUM ORIENTATION Chapter members were equipped with a thorough understanding of the values of GlobeMed and explored their personal values.
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POVERTY AND HEALTH Chapters conceptualized poverty and sought to explore the connections between global health and poverty.
This year in globalhealthU, we explored the relationship between health and poverty. We saw that global health is an interconnected issue that requires partnership, dedication and leadership to address. This was the first year we used permanent small groups, which not only allowed for more voices to be heard, but also fostered a stronger sense of community. Our favorite ghU of the year was the case study and the payspent.org poverty simulation.
THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS We considered the views of six developmental economists to explored the root causes and paths out of poverty. INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION Chapters conducted an indepth investigation on a topic of interest. STUDENTSâ€™ ROLE Following a critical discussion of our role in perpetuating poverty, we sought to understand how we can be effective advocates. REFLECTION Chapters reflected on the year behind them both as individuals and in the context of their chapter.
globalhealthU ON-CAMPUS EVENTS
globalhealthView presents: Rosemary Byrne! November 17, 2011 This was our inaugural globalhealthView event, featuring Rosemary Byrne. She spoke about her international nursing work in Ecuador, Guatemala and Nicaragua. She shared her insights about working in global health, as well as the challenges one faces when working in the field. Around 25 people attended the event.
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:
Community building was not very strong due to a number of reasons. We did not have an operational budget, which made it hard to put on events and hold retreats. Our unsponsored organization at BC also made it difficult to hold events at BC. As a result, our community-building suffered, creating a disjointed feeling in the organization. Some staff members reported not knowing everyone's name. Second semester we hired a second community director position to strengthen the organization, which started happening. Only at the end did members report some semblance of connecting with others in the chapter.
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COMMUNITY BUILDING Â
2012 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT
2012 DELEGATES: Dana Larsen, Sahil Angelo, Debi Lipman, and Allie Broas
â€œThis year's summit theme focused on partnership. I never realized our closest partners are each other within each chapter, and staff members from other chapters. Partners are an extension of genuine friendships, and at the heart of partnerships is a human connection.â€?
-- Sahil Angelo, c/o 2014
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.
“GlobeMed has enforced the fact that practicing medicine is not limited to working in a hospital or a private practice, but that there are so many other applications in this field. My involvement in GlobeMed has greatly influenced my view of healthcare as a global eﬀort and a social responsibility.” – David Chou, c/o 2012
Summer 2012: Plan the 2012-2013 the first semester of academic year. The exec board retreat should be planned for the middle/end of September, and a full staff retreat planned for the beginning of october. ghU should have at least 1 globalhealthView event each month, in addition to regular chapter function and the external ghU coordinator will work with other Boston chapters to put on crosschapter events. Campaigns will have all events planned, at least one a month, including a bar event and 5K run. Communications will be responsible for advertising GlobeMed. Chapter members also want to volunteer at a local nursing home to contextualize elder health.
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FINANCES In 2011 – 2012, GlobeMed at Boston College raised $3009.89 for CCC-UNSCH to support projects in Ayacucho, Peru.
Revenue! Events ! Individual Giving!
University Funding! GlobeMed National Office! SUBTOTAL!
OPERATIONS & GRANTS!
Current Finances! Cash Reserves! 2012-2013 University Funding! EXISTING BALANCE!
$0! TBD! $0!
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DIRECTOR OF FINANCES Dan Tracy email@example.com
A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2011 â€“ 2012 year a great success:
THANK YOU INDIVIDUALS
A special thanks to Dean Kathy Read for supporting GlobeMed through the Carroll School of Nursing. Thank you! Thank you to Rosemary Byrne for inaugurating our globalhealthView series!
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GlobeMed at Boston College Annual Report 2011-2012