GlobeMed at Columbia University 2014 – 2015 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 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.
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 and Family, As our partnership with GWED-G continues to develop, and our chapter continues to GROW, we want to thank all of you for your continued support. This past year, we were able to send $28,000 to GWED-G, and that is largely due to your generosity and compassion. Every penny of that goes directly to our beneﬁciaries- whether it be through community sensitizations, HIV counseling and testing, home visits, or healthcare provider support; these funds enable us and GWED-G to support and empower youth and vulnerable HIV-positive mothers. To our chapter- we cannot express how much your hard work towards and campaigns means to us, but maybe we can remind all of you how much we’ve accomplished this year. We reached out and engaged the broader Columbia community through our global health vaccine panel. We found some new perspectives on partnership during our partnership forum with other global and public health campus organizations. We forged new relationships in our community- with Greek life on campus and St. John’s the Devine. We successfully held our fourth annual HillTop conference, bringing together GlobeMed students from all over the east coast. We cannot wait to see what is in store for this year! With GlobeMed Love, Jayati Verma and Mariko Kanai 2014-2015 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Columbia
Since our founding in September 2008, our chapter has grown from 10 executive members to over 40 chapter members.
Our chapter was founded in 2008 by a group of dedicated and passionate undergraduate students with a vision for global health equity. Since then, our chapter has grown in number and impact. Currently, GlobeMed at Columbia is a 40-student chapter, sending over $28,000 to Gulu in the past year and hosting more than 8 campaigns on campus to raise funds and increase awareness about global health and social justice. 2015 is the sixth year of our partnership with GWED-G, and this summer marked our ďŹ fth successful GROW internship. Our project with GWED-G is assisting over 140,000 individuals in Gulu, either through direct provision of healthcare or through indirect changes within the community.
KEY FACT: Seroprevalence of HIV/ AIDS in northern Uganda is higher than in the rest of the country, hovering around 10%, compared to as low as 5% in other regions.
Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization Founded in 2004
GWED-G: "We envision a healthy, non-violent environment free from poverty and discrimination. Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of grassroots communities in Northern Uganda to become self-reliant agents of change for peace and development through training and education for them to make eﬀective decisions concerning their rights, health, and development.”
The people of Northern Uganda are still recovering from the aftermath of a brutal 23year conﬂict. From 1987 to about 2007, the Lord's Resistance Army wreaked havoc in the region, committing major human rights violations, including the kidnapping of over 20,000 children, murder of over 100,000 civilians, and displacement of 1.5 million people. The long-term displacement and destruction of families and communities has precipitated a rise in prevalence of HIV/AIDS, and left civilians without the resources or support to seek care; the extremely poor health infrastructure in the region leaves many people living in rural areas isolated from proper care. Further, stigma against people living with HIV/AIDS is rampant, and impedes those aﬀected from seeking testing or treatment.
Our Project BY THE NUMBERS: Key metric: Since 2011, 500,000+ people of northern Uganda have beneďŹ tted from blood screenings, livelihood support, PMTCT, antenatal care programs, Village Savings and Loan Association training, mama kits, and other project initiatives. Cost of project: $28,000 What the money directly funded: 8 blood screenings, training of 30 male role models, 50 mama kits , and more
Promoting HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention and gender equity in war-aďŹ€ected communities of northern Uganda, operating within Gulu and Amuru districts. Objective 1: Increase levels of HIV/AIDS awareness and gender-based violence prevention through sensitization campaigns, and reduce HIV-related stigma by also establishing HIV/AIDS counseling and testing sessions. Objective 2: Enhance health worker and community capacity building by conducting refresher trainings, for example, for Village Health Teams, who are key in spreading awareness and providing care for PLWHA. Objective 3: Promote maternal and newborn health by increasing knowledge of PMTCT among HIV-positive women and their husbands through ANC services and counseling, and reducing the number of HIV-positive and malnourished children born to HIV-positive mothers by providing sustainable livelihood support such as vegetable seeds. Objective 4: Connect with private sector organizations, such as Delivering Hope, which provided safe birth kit donations for HIV-positive mothers.
Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
ADP and GlobeMed Gala
Gala held with ADP and GlobeMed supporters (fall and spring combined).
Annual collaboration with the Sigma Nu Sigma Nu and Fraternity, where we asked for suggested GlobeMed Fundraising Event donations of $5.
Valentine’s Day Sale
Delivered candy bags and witty quotes to dorm rooms.
$612 $511 $35
Dumpling Delivery We ordered close to 300 dumplings and
made door-to-door deliveries during midterms.
We collected personalized noodle orders and delivered them during ﬁnals.
Hungarian Cookie Sold cookies from the famous local bakery to students during ﬁnals. Sale Individual Giving
Members reached out to family and friends.
Started a long-term partnership with a local church dedicated to AIDS sensitization and treatment.
Total funds raised for GWED-G in 2014-2015:
$164 $10,155 $400
Since 2011, GlobeMed at Columbia has supported GWED-G’s work empowering youth and HIV/AIDS-positive mothers in Gulu, Uganda.
Campaign Highlights ADP and GlobeMed Gala 3/26/2015
Dumpling Delivery 3/10-11/2015
GlobeMed members joined their friends for an annual night of good food and classy attire, with the support of the ADP house.
Students of Columbia University ﬁlled out an online form with their dumpling orders (number and type) which were then delivered to their doors by members of the organization.
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: 40 Number of community-building events: 10 Community building this year included: secret santa, gala, “assassins,” game night, bonding parties, and other various events designed to integrate the old and new members into a community. Our biannual staﬀ retreats were successful in bringing together our students, and both the assassins game and secret santa were especially well attended.
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. This semester ghU has done a lot of exciting things both within the chapter and the broader Columbia community. For our weekly ghU discussions, earlier in the semester, our two coordinators held sessions that were focused on broad global health issues, leading discussions on topics like social determinants of health and varying national health systems, which included a spotlight on Uganda. Later, we focused on more speciﬁc issues, and sessions were also lead by ghU team members. Some of our most fruitful discussion topics included US physicians’ racial prejudice, the QALY metric and its impact of global health, and the possible impact of climate change on global health. Outside of the chapter, we were able to better relate to our counterparts in the community through 6+ events that increased our role in public and global health on campus.
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.
Vaccines: Choice or Duty? 3/5/2015
We hosted a panel with two Columbia Mailman School of Public Health professors. Using the recent epidemics of vaccinatable diseases in California as our jumping oﬀ point, we had a wideranging discussion about vaccines and their place in health in front of a 60-person public audience.
Partnership Forum 4/24/2015
We organized a discussion with four other global and public health campus groups on the best methods of partnership. Through dialogue with groups with a similar purpose, we tried to advocate for our partnership model with GWEDG. Groups included HealthLEADS, CU AMSA Global Health, Global Brigades, and CU MOD.
World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2015
Photo Campaign Following the GlobeMed annual tradition, we conducted a photo campaign for World Day of Social Justice, putting together an array of about 50 photos of people describing what social justice means to them and publishing them on Facebook. We asked students passing by a main thoroughfare of campus to complete the following sentence: “I ﬁght for...” We asked our members to do the same, hoping to touch a similar chord and record answers steeped in the GlobeMed tradition and connected to our partner GWED-G.
World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2015
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. “Attending the 2015 GlobeMed Summit was one of the best decisions I’ve made during my time in GlobeMed. I had a chance to connect with so many people who were passionate about global health and changing the way we talk about disparities that exist in the world. I was able to connect with Global Headquarters staﬀ, alumni, and current chapter members, all who compose a greatly diverse group that is making a diﬀerence in the communities it interacts with. I left Summit feeling exhilarated and excited for the year ahead.” – Sarah Stern, c/o 2016
List of 2015 Summit delegates: Luke Zhan, Sarah Stern
# 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. GROW interns went into the ﬁeld to visit project beneﬁciaries’ homes and health centers in rural villages of Northern Uganda, and to observe HIV/AIDS testing and sensitizations, gender-based violence and family planning counseling sessions, and the progress of youth livelihood projects. Interviews of GWED-G staﬀ, village health workers, health center staﬀ and project beneﬁciaries were conducted, and footage was compiled into a promotional video for GWED-G. At the end, the GROW members and GWED-G staﬀ put together a new budget, project outline, and monitoring guidelines for the coming year.
Responding to a tricky question about how GROW interns specifically can help a community youth group: “We act as middlemen, relaying your stories and experiences to donors and fundraisers in America to generate more money for your projects.” -- Rachel Kopunova, c/o 2017
GlobeMed at Columbia
Our Future Dear Friends, Right as the school year came to a close, we sent our ﬁve GROW interns to Gulu. The 2015-2016 project budget they developed there emphasized two new project features. The ﬁrst was an enhanced focus on income generating activities- seed donations, trainings on planting, harvesting, and selling produce, and goats. The second was an eﬀort to reach out to the men in the project community and train some to be male role models. These role models would be a voice in breaking down stigmatizations and stereotypes. Within our chapter, we want to emphasize a few things going forward. One is an enhanced focus on bringing project information back to our chapter, so everyone in our chapter understands, on a more speciﬁc level, what they are working towards. To do this, two people will fulﬁll a new e-board position, Director of Partnership, this fall. We are also moving forward with grant writing, after a great semester of getting our feet on the ground and learning more about the grant writing process. We have a couple of exciting campaigns we would like to see to fruition, centered around livelihood support. Several of our beneﬁciaries create pop tab bags, and we are working on creating an online platform to sell these as well as reach out on campus for pop tab donations. As the summer is coming to a close, we are setting up for the school year by Skyping with each e-board member and developing a solid foundation for the fall. As we aim to expand our HIV prevention project in Gulu, we ask for your continued support. You can read more about our work, as well as make donations on our Global Giving page: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/promote-equity-hiv-preventionuganda/ Sincerely, Jayati Verma and Marko Kanai 2015-2016 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Columbia
“These past years with GlobeMed and GWED-‐G have changed the way I think about global health.” – Leila Musavi, Class of 2015
In 2014-2015, GlobeMed at Columbia raised $28,000 for GWED-G to support projects in Gulu, Uganda.
Revenue Events (Campaigns)
Internal Chapter Revenue
National OďŹƒce Launch Grant TOTAL REVENUE
Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2014-2015 academic year Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2014-2015 academic year TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2014-2015 Current Cash Position
$24,000 $4,000 $28,000 $1,500
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Executive Board GlobeMed at Columbia Co-President
Small Fundraisers Coordinator
Large Fundraisers Coordinator
Director of Communications
Director of Communications
Director of Community Building Director of Finances Grant Writing Coordinator
A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2014 â€“ 2015 year a great success:
INDIVIDUALS Thank you to all of our family and friends for their continued support and dedication to our project.
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