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GLOBEMED AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 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

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AMHERST COLLEGE Pastoral de La Salud San Salvador, El Salvador


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OUR MISSION

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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.

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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 Columbia University Dear friends, This year has been a year of landmark achievement. With a staff of 40 members, the largest in our chapter’s history, we were able to raise a record-breaking $22,873 for the most comprehensive and expansive HIV/AIDS awareness and maternal health project we have ever designed with our partner, Gulu Women's Economic Development and Globalization (GWED-G). The power of partnership defines this year's success. We focused our fundraising and awareness-raising events on cross-campus engagement, working with a diverse group of campus organizations and publications to advocate for social justice. In November, we organized the first GlobeMed HillTop Global Health Conference in the Northeast, bringing together 14 GlobeMed chapters, over 100 students, and renowned speakers from an array of global health backgrounds to reflect on the importance of partnership as model and vehicle of change. In April, we planned the first GlobeMed partner organization visit to the United States and hosted Pamela Angwech and Franny Acoko, two incredible women from GWED-G, for a week of speaking engagements and meetings with our other partners and supporters. This summer, five chapter members traveled to Uganda to work as our second group of Grassroots On-site Work (GROW) interns with GWED-G. The relationships our chapter has cultivated with our GlobeMed network, our partner, and our city have been catalyst and evidence of this year's achievement. Our chapter has expanded and matured in ways beyond our imagination, and at the forefront of this growth are our dedicated members. As CoPresidents, we have been extraordinarily lucky to have a staff comprised of individuals with diverse skills and ambitions, all of whom are passionate about both GlobeMed and the broader vision for global health equity and social justice.

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MISSION STATEMENT

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2011 – 2012 AT A GLANCE

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ABOUT US

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OUR PROJECT

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CAMPAIGNS

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GLOBALHEALTHU

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COMMUNITY BUILDING

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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

We want to thank our supporters, our university, our partner, and our network for their continuous support for our chapter. This year could not have been what it was without your help, and we cannot wait to see what we will be able to accomplish together in the years to come. In solidarity, Lillian Jin and Lexa Koenig 2011-2012 Co-Presidents


October 1-2, 2011

Nov. 11-13, 2011

Pinkberry to Fight HIV

Fall Retreat

We partnered with Pinkberry for the second time to raise money for GWED-G and enjoy frozen yogurt.

in a hotel conference room bonding over relay races and pie-making but also learning about GWED-G's projects and history and about GlobeMed at Columbia's goals.

Over 100 students from GlobeMed chapters across the northeast attended a conference hosted by our chapter, which included lectures and discussions with leaders in the global health community.

September 9, 2011

November 16, 2011 An Evening with Manzi Anatole and Joia Mukherjee

We partnered with the NYC Partners in Health Community to bring Manzi Anatole and Joia Mukherjee to Columbia to have an intimate discussion about global health, specifically PIH's projects in Rwanda and around the world.

Nov. 28 - Dec. 1, 2011 World AIDS Week

In partnership with Student Global AIDS Campaign, we designed a public art campaign to raise money for GWED-G and hosted a benefit on World AIDS Day, which included speakers such as Jeffrey Sachs.

GlobeMed HillTop Global GlobeMed members spent the night Health Conference

November 18, 2011 GlobeMed Fall Gala

Chapter members invited their friends to an apartment in midtown Manhattan for a formal dinner event at which we raised money and spread awareness about GlobeMed's mission and GWED-G's vision.

February 20, 2012 World Day of Social Justice Inter-Club Public Debate

Along with the Columbia Democrats, Columbia Republicans, Columbia Debate, the Journal of Global Health, and Columbia Model UN, we hosted a public debate about Obama's healthcare plan, posing the overall question: Is health a human right?

April 19, 2012 April 17, 2012

November 19, 2011 Around the World Trivia Night

We hosted a trivia night with Sigma Nu fraternity, raising money through an cover fee and raising awareness through global health trivia.

February 27, 2012 A Conversation with Samson Njolomole

Samson Njolomole, the External Relations Manager for Partners In Health Malawi, shared his inspirational story of rising from a translator in his hometown of Neno, Malawi, to his current role at PIH.

Healthy Mothers, Thriving Uncover the Voice: A Ugandan Communities: A Grassroots Activist's Perspective on KONY Perspective on Maternal Health 2012 & HIV in Northern Uganda

April 24, 2012

Pamela Angwech, the Executive Director of GlobeMed at Columbia's partner GWED-G, shared her thoughts about Invisible Children's KONY 2012 campaign to a large audience of students and professionals.

The cholera campaign team collected water bottles, filled them with dirty water, and displayed them in the middle of campus in the shape of a GlobeMed symbol, along with facts about water and sanitation.

At the Wix Lounge in downtown Manhattan, Pamela Angwech spoke to students and global health professionals about GWEDG's interventions in maternal health and HIV and the gaps that still exist in the community.

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Cholera Guerrilla Campaign


GlobeMed at Columbia University

ABOUT US

GlobeMed at Columbia’s foundation in 2008 was sparked by a student’s frustration with current social justice groups on campus, which were not as effective as promised. By 2009, our partnership with Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization (GWED-G) was formed one year later, marking a transformation for our chapter and proving the success of GlobeMed’s model for change. Through countless Skype calls and emails, two GROW internships, and a visit from two GWED-G staff members to the United States, chapter members have learned alongside GWED-G about the impact of our projects and the continuing needs of communities in Gulu. Since the inception of our partnership, we have raised over $40,000 for three projects, enabling thousands of Ugandans to achieve the livelihood and the health that they deserve.

since our founding in september 2008 , our chapter has grown from 10 to 40 members.


Gulu Women's Economic Development and Globalization WORKS IN GULU, UGANDA POPULATION: 154,300

KEY FACT: Lifetime risk of maternal death: 1 in 35 KEY FACT: Estimated number of people infected with HIV/AIDS: 1.2 million

Northern Uganda endured two decades of devastating civil war, over a million people were forcibly displaced from their homes into government camps. There, people suffered poor sanitation and food security, few health services or economic opportunities, and destruction of social and cultural institutions. A staggering lack of basic human needs defined the lives of those confined to the camps by brutal guerrilla warfare and poor governance. Although the war has ended, its devastation persists. Failing infrastructure, extreme poverty, and destroyed livelihood prospects impair the government’s ability to provide quality health care and education to a people that lack the means for access or advocacy. Today, Uganda has the youngest population in the world with about two-thirds of people in Northern Uganda living below the poverty line. Major challenges include malnutrition, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and psychosocial support for rehabilitation of war-affected people. A high birthrate and little education on gender equality present an additional urgent need for improved reproductive and maternal health services.

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OUR PARTNER

ABOUT GWED-G FOUNDED IN 2004 Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization (GWED-G) began as a support group for war-affected women that met under a mango tree in Gulu. The women met to share their struggles and found refuge in solidarity. Under the leadership of Pamela Angwech, they started to leverage that solidarity into solutions. Pamela recognized the need for more organizations that would focus on advancing women’s rights and grassroots advocacy like the support group. In 2004, Pamela left her job at the World Food Programme to found Northern Uganda’s first grassroots human rights organization focused on women, GWED-G. GWED-G aims to strengthen the capacity of grassroots communities in Northern Uganda to become self-reliant agents of change for peace and development. Today, GWEDG serves over 150,000 individuals through six main program areas: health, human rights and access to justice, peacebuilding, psychosocial support, research and advocacy, and economic empowerment. In 2009, GWED-G began partnering with GlobeMed at Columbia University on an income-generating project for vulnerable women in the community. Three years later, our partnership has raised over $43,000 for health projects in Gulu. GWED-G’s other partners include Amnesty International, Open Society Foundations, CARE International, UN Women, the American Refugee Council, and several other local and international NGO and governmental partners.


A MESSAGE FROM OUR PARTNER

GWED-G

Dear partners, stakeholders, and friends I am privileged to share with you how we have been enjoying and celebrating partnership this year. Our partnership is built on strong foundations cemented with relationships, trust, and ownership. This has helped us to walk together and walk very far. From Northern Uganda to Chicago to New York City and vice versa, we have enjoyed the passion embedded in each other’s values for growth, empowering us to discuss the human face of every work we do. It’s been a unique experience that all of GlobeMed at Columbia University had the opportunity to engage with us while we were in the United States, especially for those students who do not have the opportunity to go on a GROW trip. What made it unique for me was that some of the Columbia students were able to engage into a deeper reflection, enabling them to increasingly value the global health efforts of the GlobeMed programs and creating a shift in how they promote their chapter programs. GlobeMed at Columbia’s project was inspired by the impact of the global HIV epidemic in Northern Uganda. HIV prevalence in Gulu District alone is 12.9%, twice the national prevalence rate. This has only been aggravated by the long protracted conflict in the region. It’s against this background that GWED-G and GlobeMed have continued to work on our project to promote HIV/AIDS advocacy and maternal and newborn health for over two years. GlobeMed students’ efforts have evolved into an unprecedented grassroots commitment that has educated young HIV positive mothers, their families, and the youth population. The results have been achievable: 5,600 people have been mobilized and sensitized on HIV prevention and awareness programs, including 48 babies born free of HIV, over 300 people at HIV counseling and testing events, and more than 150 men educated about HIV prevention and family planning. While all efforts have yielded remarkable impact, the power of advocacy through sensitization and awareness campaigns was the driver for success. Once again, I thank all of you who made 2010-2011 possible. We promise to continue crafting the best partnership and expanding on the already existing relationship for increased global health equity. Sincerely, Ms Angwech Pamela Judith, Executive Director


GWED-G

GlobeMed at Columbia University Why communicable disease prevention?

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OUR PROJECT

The HIV prevalence in Northern Uganda is double the national average due to decades of conflict and displacement that led to increased sexual violence and destruction of health services and education. Gender discrimination and HIV/AIDS stigma make women especially vulnerable when infected, despite their central role in the community as household and child caretakers. The dangers of HIV infection are compounded by the risks associated with pregnancy and gender. GlobeMed at Columbia funds GWED-G’s only health-focused program to complement the rights and rehabilitation focus of their other programs. Our project integrates a HIV/AIDS awareness

48 BABIES HAVE BEEN BORN HIV-FREE BECAUSE OF PREVENTION OF MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMISSION EDUCATION

$12,500 TO FUND GWED-G’S

“HIV PREVENTION AND MATERNAL HEALTH” PROGRAM

and prevention program with maternal health services and health worker capacity-building." Our project combats HIV/AIDS transmission in Northern Uganda by increasing knowledge of HIV/AIDS, involving men in maternal health and family planning, and strengthening health worker ability to promote HIV/AIDS prevention. The knowledge-raising component of our project includes reproductive and maternal health educations, especially prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT); HIV/AIDS sensitizations; routine HIV/AIDS counseling and testing (HCT) outreaches; and youth clubs creation to engage youth in peer-led sensitization programs. Some education sessions will target men to promote male responsibility in family planning, PMTCT and antenatal care, and HCT in order to promote gender equity in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Our project also trains Village Health Teams (VHTs) on HCT, health center referrals, home visits and outreaches, and monitoring and evaluation tools. This strengthens local health worker capacity to prevent HIV/AIDS and to care for infected patients.


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

EVENT TITLE

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Welcome Back to School Party

A party, which included food and drink sales, was held for returning Columbia students and as a means of introducing new students to GlobeMed.

$377.50

Pinkberry to Fight HIV

We collaborated with the frozen yogurt store to promote a day in which 20% of their sales went to GlobeMed. Over 100 community members came together to form a human HIV/ AIDS ribbon to commemorate World AIDS Day

$332.57

Individual Giving

Members created a photo and video campaign to fundraise for GWED-G through friends and family.

Beads

We sold beads and bags on campus made by and shipped to us by women in Gulu, Uganda, and sent them the proceeds.

$842

NOM^3 Snack Box Sale

We worked with NOM^3, another student-run organization, to sell and deliver snack boxes containing a pumpkin chocolatechip muffin, chocolate-covered pretzels, and an apple.

$100

Around the World Trivia

We held a quiz night with the Sigma Nu fraternity, raising money through admission fees and also spreading knowledge about global health.

$501

Fall Gala

Chapter members invited their friends to an apartment in midtown Manhattan for a formal dinner event at which we raised money and spread awareness about GlobeMed's mission and GWED-G's vision.

$991

World AIDS Week

Our chapter partnered with Student Global AIDS Campaign to sell t-shirts, and tiles used to make a mural of the HIV genome.

$290

Bar Party

In this collaboration with the venue AmCaf, students attended a bar party with discounted drinks and a GlobeMed donation box

$13.49

Spring Gala

Members attended a benefit dinner at an apartment in Brooklyn for a night of food and conversation with Pamela and Franny.

$12

Total funds raised for GWED-G in 2011-2012:

MONEY RAISED

$17833.15

$21,292.71

Since 2008, GlobeMed at Columbia has raised over $40,000 to support GWED-G's economic empowerment, HIV/AIDS, and women's rights initiatives in Gulu, Uganda.


HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR

GlobeMed Fall Gala November 18, 2011 The GlobeMed Gala is an event held twice each year serving as a formal opportunity for chapter members and their friends to mingle. Each GlobeMed member is encouraged to invite his or her friends to learn more about the organization and our work. The Gala is a great platform for more relaxed discussion about global health and to get to know each other better. Of course, the event features delicious food and drink as well. This fall, the Gala was held at a Midtown apartment where all of the attendees enjoyed a home-cooked meal and good company!

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World AIDS Week Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2011 For World AIDS Week, and in particular, World AIDS Day, our GlobeMed chapter partnered with the Student Global AIDS Campaign (SGAC) and other student orgs to educate and engage the Columbia community. The week was devoted to the theme “30 In, 30 Out,” a byline illustrating how society has reached a turning point in the AIDS epidemic: it began 30 years before World AIDS Day 2011, and, with the right dedication, can be ended 30 years in the future. Throughout the week leading up to World AIDS Day, GlobeMed members sold tiles to contribute to a public art project, talking to passersby to share awareness about GlobeMed's mission. The art project was a mosaic representation of the HIV genome, in which each tile represented a different nucleotide base pair. The week culminated in the large-scale World AIDS Day benefit at which development economist, Jeffrey Sachs, shared his thoughts on ending the epidemic and two GlobeMed members were able to share a story of change from GWED-G HIV prevention project.


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.

2011-2012 CURRICULUM ORIENTATION Chapter members were equipped with a thorough understanding of the values of GlobeMed and explored their personal values. POVERTY AND HEALTH Chapters conceptualized poverty and sought to explore the connections between global health and poverty.

This past year, GlobeMed at Columbia’s globalhealthU coordinators led the chapter through two primary tracks, one exploring the reciprocity between poverty and health, and the other focusing on the powers and abilities of students as advocates for global health and social justice. In the first track, the chapter members were introduced to the concept of “structural violence” and experienced the hardships it causes through a simulation in which members followed the path of and made difficult choices for a woman suffering in poverty. No matter the difference in choices made, results were invariant: poverty led to restricted access to healthcare, and poor health led to poverty. The second track was made doubly relevant and featured heated debates fueled by the viral spread of the “Kony 2012” video. Chapter members came to appreciate the increased awareness and engagement inspired by the video, but lamented its transience. In the chapter’s final review for the year, members expressed appreciation for globalhealthU’s role in equipping students with the understandings necessary to for effective partnership and advocacy.

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. STUDENTS’ 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.


ON-CAMPUS EVENTS

Cholera Guerrilla Campaign April 24, 2012

For our campaign addressing cholera, GlobeMed at Columbia’s chapter members set up a stand at the center of campus displaying water bottles filled with visibly dirty water and confronted the viewers with a question: “Would you drink this water?” The event raised campus awareness of the nature of cholera, its spread, and the challenges faced by those who, in doing something as mundane and necessary as drinking water also risk infection with disease.

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An Evening with Manzi Anatole and Joia Mukherjee November 16, 2011 GlobeMed at Columbia collaborated with Partners in Health to host an intimate event with Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joia Mukherjee, and Director of Clinical Partnership, Manzi Anatole. Manzi shared insights about the struggles of not having enough staff and making the difficult decision between sending doctors to conferences that will educate them and keeping them in the clinic to care for their patients. Dr. Mukherjee reminded us that even when this work is discouraging, we are never alone; millions of people around the world are trying to improve the health of their communities.


COMMUNITY BUILDING Â 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:

40

# OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS:

06

As our chapter grows larger and larger, it becomes increasingly important to foster partnership not only with GWED-G, but among the 40 general members working together every week at Columbia. In that spirit we held events such as two GlobeMed Galas, our annual group viewing of Uganda Rising, an overnight fall retreat, and a spring retreat in Central Park with Pamela Angwech and Franny from GWED-G! These community building activities give us a space to become friends, to remember and remind each member about what drives us, and ultimately to become a more efficient and successful organization thanks to our shared bond.


GROW INTERNSHIP

“GROW really gave me the chance to see how GWEDG empowers community members to be active agents of change. Visiting beneficiaries of the GWED-G/GlobeMed project and hearing their stories of change, I knew that our chapter was helping GWED-G make a positive impact in Gulu. GROW was also important because it enabled us to evaluate the gaps in our project and develop a strengthened proposal for next year.” -- Nicole Dussault, c/o 2014

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[GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK]

05 LENGTH OF STAY: 04 weeks # OF GROW INTERNS:

MAY 14 2012 – JUNE 14 2012

WORK DESCRIPTION: The goals of the GROW interns are to evaluate our partnership with GWED-G, identify the strengths and weaknesses of our current project, and rethink the project for the coming year. On the ground, the team participated in almost daily visits to the field. Typically, they met with groups of beneficiaries, such as HIV-positive mothers who received GlobeMed support, to hear their stories and ask questions about their needs and those of the community. They also focused on documentation and media, including interviewing beneficiaries, profiling GWED-G staff members and partners, and writing stories of change.

Through Grassroots Onsite Work (GROW) internships, students build capacity of their partner organization, engage in mutual learning, and ensure long-term stability of their partnership.


WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE “INJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.” MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

GLOBEMED AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY joined 45 other GlobeMed chapters across the nation in a network-wide commemoration of the 4th Annual World Day of Social Justice during the week of February 20, 2012.

WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE INTER-CLUB PUBLIC DEBATE: A variety of organizations on campus, including CU Dems, CU Republicans, CU Debate, CIRCA, GlobeMed, and Journal of Global Health came together to debate the link between health and social justice. Questions discussed included: Should states allow individuals to opt out of the coverage mandate of the Affordable HealthCare Act? Is health a universal human right? Is healthcare? Who's responsibility is it to provide healthcare? Is there a moral imperative for utilitarianism when assessing healthcare systems?

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 wellbeing and justice for all.


WDSJ Action GlobeMed at Columbia University bringing together student groups to take part in a public debate surrounding the question,

Is health a human right?

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View more photos and quotes at www.globemedwdsj.tumblr.com


2012 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT

2012 DELEGATES: Sewa Adekoya, Menaka Dhingra, Nicole Dussault, Katelyn Dutton, Isabelle Fisher, Katie Houghton, Lillian Jin, Lexa Koenig, Livy Low, Alex Lopez, Aoife MacMahon

The Summit just goes to show that GlobeMed sparks a passion in people to act above and beyond a paper agreement. This relationship that we have with GWED-G provides such a beautiful and life-changing energy to our journey toward global health equity. -- Lillian Jin, c/o 2013

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.


DELEGATES:

98

SPEAKERS: Honorary: Pamela W. Barnes, President & CEO, EngenderHealth Opening: Peter Luckow, Chief Operating Officer, Tiyatien Health

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2011 GLOBEMED HILLTOP at COLUMBIA

NOVEMBER 11-13, 2011

DESCRIPTION: The 2011 GlobeMed HillTop Global Health Conference brought together 100 students from GlobeMed chapters across the Northeast for three days of intense lectures, panels, and workshops. This year's theme, "From Philosophy to Practice: Partnership as Paradigm for Health Equity," challenged delegates to reflect on the philosophical underpinnings of the concept of partnership as well as its practical implications for addressing health disparities. Throughout the weekend, delegates drew from the expertise of the foremost leaders in global health, GlobeMed alumni, and members of peer chapters to seek ways to continually improve their own partnerships with grassroots health organizations.

GlobeMed HillTops are regional conferences for GlobeMed students, hosted by a GlobeMed chapter and featuring keynotes and workshops with representatives from global health organizations and a range of experts.


OUR FUTURE “I owe my future to GlobeMed. It has truly been the catalyst for where my life has gone thus far and where it's headed. I am forever grateful.” – Liza Plafsky, c/o 2012

Our chapter has made significant strides this year. Hosting a HillTop conference, bringing our partner organization to the United States, and raising an unprecedented amount of funds have been incredible milestones in our chapter’s development. Despite these huge accomplishments, there is always room to grow. One of the most exciting new prospects for this year is developing a relationship with a local partner. We want our members to understand health equity in both a global and domestic context. Though not all members can go on a GROW internship, volunteering with a local partner that focuses on health projects in the community will give everyone valuable hands-on experience. We are also already planning our second HillTop conference at Columbia in November, hoping more delegates and more chapters will attend. Through HillTop and additional outreach, we are looking to expand our reach both on campus and in New York City, targeting students and organizations interested in and dealing with global health and social justice. Our longstanding goals are always to strengthen our partnerships with GWED-G and among our chapter members. Community building is one of the most important aspects of a GlobeMed chapter; we want all our members to feel like they are part of the GlobeMed family! We also want to expand our GlobeMed family to really encompass our GWED-G family, building a cross-continental movement for global health equity. We hope that you will continue to support GlobeMed at Columbia and GWED-G in the coming year. Our past accomplishments were only feasible with our generous supporters and donors, and we know that our future can be even brighter with your continuing help. To donate to our HIV awareness and maternal health project in northern Uganda, please visit http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/promote-equity-hiv-preventionuganda/.


In 2011 – 2012, GlobeMed at Columbia University raised $21,292.71 for GWED-G to support projects in Gulu, Uganda. CAMPAIGN DONATIONS!

OPERATIONS!

TOTAL REVENUE!

Revenue! Events ! Individual Giving!

$3,459.56!

$3,459.56!

$17,833.15!

$17,833.15!

University Funding!

$900!

$900!

GlobeMed National Office!

$2,970!

$2,970!

University Grants!

$1,780!

$1,780!

Carryover Funds from Previous Yearʼs Campaigns!

$1,757.96!

SUBTOTAL!

$23,050.67!

CAMPAIGN DONATIONS!

$1,757.96! $5,650!

OPERATIONS & GRANTS!

$28,700.67!

TOTAL!

Current Finances! Cash Reserves!

$10,550.67!

2012-2013 University Funding! EXISTING BALANCE!

$10,550.67! TBD!

$10,550.67!

$10,550.67!

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Find our chapter on www.globalgiving.org/projects/ promote-equity-hiv-prevention-uganda and make a donation to support our partner and project today.

WANT TO REACH US IN 2012-2013?

CONTACT: Lexa Koenig and Lillian Jin E-MAIL: columbia@globemed.org


CO-PRESIDENT Lillian Jin lj2268@columbia.edu

CO-PRESIDENT Lexa Koenig amk2207@columbia.edu

globalhealthU COORDINATOR Nicole Dussault ned2116@columbia.edu

globalhealthU COORDINATOR Conner Fox gwf2109@columbia.edu

CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR Emily Bakaj ecb2163@barnard.edu

CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR Aoife MacMahon aem2211@columbia.edu

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Menaka Dhingra md2980@columbia.edu

DIR. OF COMMUNITY BUILDING Trip Eggert gpe2103@barnard.edu

GROW COORDINATOR Katelyn Dutton kbd2114@barnard.edu

DIRECTOR OF FINANCES Leila Musavi lsm2145@columbia.edu

HILLTOP COORDINATOR Isabelle Fisher icf2104@columbia.edu

HILLTOP COORDINATOR Katie Houghton kjh2135@columbia.edu

ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012

EXECUTIVE BOARD


SUPPORTERS A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2011 – 2012 year a great success:

INDIVIDUALS Hah-neef Mack, Maka Clifford, Dr. Alastair Ager, Dr. Marni Sommer, Dr. Lisa Bates, Dr. Richard Deckelbaum, Peter Luckow, Pamela Barnes, Nadim Mahmud, Christina Sass, Stephanie Bridges, Paul Heck, Felicity Chamberlin, Dr. Bruce Charash, Christy Scazzero, Jonna Davis, Keri Geiger, Dr. Natasha Anandaraja, Kathryn Kolbert, Deborah Spar, Gigi Pucker, Christianna Gozzi, Hakim Williams, Gabrielle Kurlander, Bakary Tandia, Dr. Jesse Fields, Evan Blank, Stacy Chu, Amy Yang, Hannah Robbins, Sarah Endres, Sam Njolomole, Jon Shaffer, Samantha Ender, Sid Singh, Kelli Paice, Krista White, Mark Koenig, Andrea Rosengarten, K.S. Ravi, Alliance Bernstein, Lucy Owen, Catherine Davis, Mary Northridge, James, Dutton, Feng Ye, Diane Wang, Karina Yu, John Croll, Katelyn Dutton, Tehani Benjamin, Lorraine T. Sakaguchi, Ryan Mandelbaum, Leslie Zients Pucker, Yoonjin Ha, Gregory Koski,

Tessa Fisher, Constance McIntyre, Holly Dutton, Rachel Lau, Suzanne Pucker, Sarah Heller, Catherine Plein, Kevin Northridge, Jane Harris, Carol Reife, Elyse Dressler, Eva Szabo, Lisa Testani, Jennifer Miller, Nicole Dussault, Caroline Levy, Sandra Testani, Livy Low, Richard Downey, Lynn Doughty, Ward Mintz, Ann Lopez, Michelle Dressler, Alex Lopez, Margot Pritzker, Marian Pritzker, HF Rubinson, William and Yalda Stano, Katarina Szabo, Robert Dressler, Nancy Goldstein, Laura Forese, Susan Levy, Grace Eggert, John Roberts, Susan Downey, Yoonjin Ha, Aoife MacMahon, Glenn Liebeck, Yi Liu, Rene Dussault, David Oliver, Savannah Fletcher, Hugh Atkins, Kenneth Hicks, Alyssa Smaldino, Menaka Dhingra, Steven Drapcho, Nicole Klein, Javed Basu-Kesselman, Lisa and John Pritzker, Michelle Masciotra, Julia Harris, Ellen Shaer, Mara MacMahon

ORGANIZATIONS charity:water, Red Hot Organization, Columbia University Institute of Human Nutrition, Sir Richard's, Partners in Health, Millennium Campus Network, Columbia Student Global AIDS Campaign, Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Earth Institute, Columbia University Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia Global Brigades, Columbia University American Medical Students Association, Journal of Global Health, Tiyatien Health, EngenderHealth, Acumen Fund, Doc2Dock, Clinton Global Initiative, MedicMobile, Mt. Sinai Medical School Global Health Center, Barnard College Office of the President, Barnard College Athena Center, All Star's Project, African Services Committee, UN Women, Columbia French Culinary Society, Grand Hyatt New York, GlobalGiving, NOM^3, Columbia University Sigma Nu Fraternity, Amsterdam Restaurant and Tapas Lounge, Columbia University College Republicans, Columbia University College Democrats, Columbia Debate, Columbia International Relations Council and Association, Wix Lounge, Purple

THANK YOU


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