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/.
GlobeMed at Columbia Annual Report 2011-2012