2012-2013 Annual Report
GlobeMed at Cornell University
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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 Cornell University
About Us GlobeMed at Cornell was founded in the fall of 2010 by a group of passionate and dedicated students, determined to make a change in the ﬁeld of global health. Since then, we have grown to a close-knit group of truly kind spirited and brilliant people. This year, our founding members graduated. While we lost a great group of people, we have gained our ﬁrst class of GlobeMed at Cornell alumni. We could not be more grateful and humbled by the impact that they have made on our chapter and in our partner community. Our partnership with CEPAIPA (El Centro de Promoción de Atención Integral para Adolescentes) was formed at the same time as our chapter was founded. Our impact can be felt both at Cornell and in La Libertad in our partner community: we have grown from 10 staﬀ members to 35, sent 6 students on GROW trips, raised over $17,000, and won awards from the Center for Engaged Learning + Research at Cornell. As we transition to a new partner, we look forward to building a new relationships and surpassing our goals once again in the 2013-2014 school year.
since our founding in september 2010, our chapter has grown from 10 to 40 members.
Our Partnership CEPAIPA La Libertad, Ecuador Population: 78,000 La Libertad is the largest city in the province of Santa Elena, Ecuador's western most province. La Libertad hosts many of the province's ﬁnancial, cultural, administrative, and commercial institutions. There are hospitals and health centers in La Libertad, but a lack of health awareness combined with a low average household income has kept disease prevention/treatment a low cultural and ﬁnancial priority.
CEPAIPA: El Centro de Promoción de Atención Integral para Adolescentes
Founded in 2004 CEPAIPA was founded in 2004 by Dra. Alexandra Tamayo, as an initiative to increase access to health care for all people in La Libertad, an area that previously suﬀered from a severe lack of health care workers and services. Her initiative would both directly bring health services to the community, and indirectly improve health by educating high school students about health issues and engaging them as health educators and agents of change within their own community. CEPAIPA serves as a safe environment in which adolescents can seek medical treatment and counseling, educate themselves about topics that aﬀect youth (STIs, sexual/ reproductive health, drug abuse, violence, etc.), and contribute positively to their community by educating others about important health issues. The center facilitates youth music, theater, and dance groups, oﬀers basic physical exams for impoverished children, and provides reduced-cost testing for HIV, STI's, pregnancy, anemia, diabetes, and drugs.
KEY FACT: 75% of adolescents in Santa Elena do not receive regular checkups due to limited ﬁnancial resources. KEY FACT: Colegio Celleri experienced a spike in teen pregnancies this past school year.
Communicable Disease Prevention
Testing Laboratory for HIV and other illnesses
students will gain access to free healthcare screening
to equip laboratory with materials necessary to do testing for HIV, STI’s, pregnancy, anemia, and diabetes
Why communicable disease prevention? In La Libertad, 75% of adolescents do not have access to regular physical exams due to ﬁnancial constraints. At the same time, the community has relatively high rates of HIV, STI's, teen pregancy, anemia, and diabetes compared to the rest of the country. In order to combat HIV, and protect the general health of the community, teens need to have access to quick, low-cost testing for these diseases and conditions. The ﬁrst step to treatment is testing. GlobeMed at Cornell University aims to fund a new testing laboratory where youth can recieve rapid, low-cost tests for HIV, STI's, pregnancy, anemia, and diabetes.
Supporting the construction and equipping of a testing laboratory !
In the 2012-2013 school year GlobeMed at Cornell funded a Rapid HIV Testing lab for CEPAIPA and the surrounding community. This is our second year funding the project, as we wanted to ensure that CEPAIPA would have access to the funds necessary to create a reliable and sustainable laboratory for the area. The biggest addition to the lab this year was a hematological counter, allowing the lab to perform full blood count analysis on the patients. Such an analysis allows for a more accurate indication of the severity of HIV, and aids in many other diagnoses. In total, the completed laboratory will cost $12,500. GlobeMed at Cornell has contributed $13,000 to the laboratory project over the past two years, and we are happy to say that we will be able to complete the laboratory by the end of 2013.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Community Bake sales
We hold several fundraising bake sales each semester at locations around campus. A popular one this year was our Trail Mix Bar and our caramel apple stand!
Strip for Solidarity â€“ 5K run
Members of the Cornell community came out to participate in our annual 5K run. Proceeds were collected from race registration.
Local Business cosponsorships
A local business came to support GlobeMed and a 20% of the proďŹ ts from each cup of frozen yogurt purchased at the event went towards our partner organization.
Donors and personal network giving
Revenue $110 $1546 $175 $6169
Total funds raised for CEPIPA this year: $8,000
$13,000 During only our past 3 years at Cornell we have managed to raised over $13,000 dollars for our partner organization CEPAIPA in the support of STI & AIDS treatment & education and youth community outreach in La Libertad, Ecuador.
Campaigns Highlights from the year Strip for Solidarity April 7, 2013
This past spring semester we held our 2nd annual “Strip for Solidarity” 5K Run Fundraiser. The idea behind the race is that at points throughout the race course, participants will “strip” oﬀ extra clothing in solidarity of AIDS research. The stripped oﬀ clothing is then donated to a local thrift store. This year’s race fed oﬀ the hype from last year’s and raised even more money! Through race participation fees we raised $1,500 and had over 100 racers sign up! We look forward to continuing the tradition next year!
Apples for Education
January 19, 2012 We sold delicious autumnal treats to support health educa2on programs with CEPAIPA! Our mouth-‐watering caramel apples and autumnal baked goods brought out over 150 supporters, including our school mascot, Touchdown the Bear! We have made this a staple event for our chapter because Ithaca is ﬁlled with apple orchards where our staﬀ members can go to pick the apples themselves.
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.
A note from the ghU coordinator… GlobalhealthU was particularly interesting and exciting this year! Each meeting we generated some fabulous discussions, broadening everyone’s views and opinions on health and human rights. In fact, many people claim that globalhealthU is their favorite part of the meeting. We especially enjoyed the games/activities and numerous videos associated with each topic. It makes the issues feel very relevant and real. Personally, my favorite track was Track 3: Does everybody have the same rights? I loved discussing and dissecting each challenge to the idea of universal human rights. And that’s what makes globalhealthU such a vital part of this organization. We need to do more than just help and teach; we ourselves need to learn and grow.
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 one’s environment? How do we translate human rights into action?
globalhealthU Highlights from the year
Service-learning Showcase Panel event â€“ 4/19/2013
GlobeMed and a few other servicelearning type organizations on campus all put together a ServiceLearning Showcase in which we each displayed what our causes were and what we did as a chapter. Then, the Engaged Learning + Research OďŹƒce at our university awarded the top 3 organizations in terms of sustainability and commitment. We are proud to say that GlobeMed did in fact win one of these awards!
Community Building 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.
40 # OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS: 06 TOTAL # OF CHAPTER MEMBERS:
# OF HOURS VOLUNTEERED WITH LANSING WOMEN’S RESIDENTIAL CENTER:
Within our chapter, we do several community building events so members of the chapter can get to know one another and in turn, work well together. We do several dinners and a chapter retreat so that everyone can come together and discuss how to improve our chapter. As for service with local partners, small teams work together to create a sexual health curriculum and then we go to the Residential Center together to teach. Even though our staﬀ comes from a variety of backgrounds and studies, our staﬀ is very close knit and loves getting together for a study session or to just hang out. Our local partner for the fall was Lansing Women's Residential Center. This is a medium security correctional center for girls ages 12-17 convicted of crimes. We created a sexual health curriculum and went to the center to teach the girls. We hope to start connecting with MacCormick, the boys facility where there is higher security and a larger need for this kind of volunteer work. We plan to start working there in the coming semester.
GROW Internship Grassroots On-site Work
02 LENGTH OF STAY: 4 weeks # OF GROW INTERNS:
JULY 2013– AUGUST 2013
Our work consisted of four major parts. First, we worked to complete the testing laboratory in Colegio Celleri that GlobeMed at Cornell has been working to fund for the past two years. This involved drawing up a contract with the school administrators at Celleri, ordering equipment, and organization the lab. It also involved drafting a qualitative survey and implementing a better ﬁling system to monitor and evaluate the lab's impact on the health of the community. Second, we worked to promote the lab, spread awareness of CEPAIPA, and encourage preventative health by giving presentations to all of the classes in Celleri. We also gave newspaper, television, and radio interviews. Third, we collected photo and video footage of the lab and CEPAIPA's other activities to use as promotional material for GlobeMed at Cornell. Finally, we worked to strengthen our partnership with CEPAIPA by participating in youth group meetings, activities, and performances.
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. This was a priceless experience- to be able to do work on the ground with CEPAIPA and to unveil the laboratory with them was amazing. The students involved with CEPAIPA come from some tough situations but are all so talented and determined, despite their circumstances. They are a true inspiration.– Nicole Meyers, c/o 2014
World Day of Social Justice “INJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.”
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
GLOBEMED AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY 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 openended, thought provoking question relating to social justice. ! OUR QUESTION
What is social justice to you? !
BEHIND THE SCENES: We asked students to share their thoughts on social justice: what is it, where it stems from, what their role in it is, and what everyone deserves. We chose this simple question because it forces people to look at some of their most fundamental beliefs about not just health, but life as a whole. We hoped it would provide answers that might help refocus every aspect of our groups operations. Sometimes it helped to realign your goals to take a step back and look at what you truly believe to be social justice. What is social justice to you?
We asked over people at Cornell University, 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.
World Day of Social Justice GlobeMed at Cornell asked 35 people to answer the question / to fill in the blankâ€Ś
What is social justice / where does injustice stem from?
View more photos and quotes at globemed.org/wdsj
2013 Summit 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.
Audrey Fotouhi, Chris2na Boada, Victoria Starzyk, Nicole Giddens
Networking was the best (and most beneﬁcial) part of bringing all these passionate and like-minded people together. That and hearing Leymah Gbowee speak — Nicole Giddens, c/o 2014
Our Future GlobeMed at Cornell University Friends of GlobeMed at Cornell,:
“GlobeMed has been the most defining experience of my undergraduate experience. It has been such a gift to be surrounded by such passionate and driven peers, those on campus and those thousands of miles of away in Ecuador, in the movement towards a more just world.”
-- Sanjana Patel, c/o 2013 DC GlobeMed Alumni Hub Coordinator
Our ﬁrst oﬃcial GROW trip is currently being held (summer 2013) in La Libertad, Ecuador, with two members of our chapter assisting CEPAIPA. We have big plans for the 2013-2014 school year: increasing membership, making our 5K even bigger and better, having more members attend the Hilltops and the Summit, and increasing community among members. We hope to strengthen our relationship with our local partner and to send even more people to participate in GROW next summer to strengthen our relationship with our international partner. We know that what we do with GlobeMed is truly important and we want the world to know that. Join us in growing our chapter and CEPAIPA by donating to our Global Giving page! Check out the Stay Connected page of the report to learn about how to keep in touch with our movements over the next year. Yours in solidarity, Audrey Fotouhi and Christina Boada 2012-2013 Co-Presidents
Finances In 2012 â€“ 2013, GlobeMed at Cornell raised $8,000 for CEPIPA to support projects in La Libertad, Ecuador Revenue Events (Campaigns)
University Corporations Foundations Internal Chapter Revenue TOTAL REVENUE
$103.8 $0 $2000 $200 $8355.94
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
$8000 $0 $8000 $355.94
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Executive Board External Co-President
GROW Coordinator globalhealthU Coordinator
Josephine Engreitz Nicole Giddens
Director of Communications Director of Community Building Director of Finances
Olivia Winokur Roxanne Rappaport Christopher Chang
A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2012 â€“ 2013 year a great success:
Dr. Alexanda Tamayo, Anke Wessels, The Boada Family, The Landsman Family, The Troxell Family, The Fotouhi Family, The Winokur Family, The Saltzman Family, The Shubin Family, The Sherbin Family, The Sherbin Family, The Giddens Family, The HoďŹ€man Family, The Beck Family, The Baird-Daniel Family, The Meyers Family, The Archibald Family, Susan Mauro, Shari Glover, Jessica Smith, Bryce Dehring, Chandler Fuller, Courtney Mastrangelo, Ward Brannman, Daniel O'Brien, Cynthia Paschal, Jim McDonald, Belen Andrews, Gersony Hildebrand, Janice Brown, Daniel Chazen, Eva Johnson, all of the runners at Strip for Solidarity
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