GLOBEMED AT CORNELL 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
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 Cornell University
Dear Friends, We are so thrilled to have completed a second productive year. 2011’s success, led us to set our goals high: to raise $5,000 for CEPAIPA to fully equip its laboratory facilities, create a stronger presence on campus and grow closer as an organization. 2012 was all that and more. GlobeMed at Cornell has become a family of global health advocates. At each meeting we confronted complex issues in our globalhealthU sessions. During the Fall retreat, members new and old bonded over apple picking and thoughtful discourse on social justice. Our campaigns drew in unprecedented support with huge turnouts to our Human AIDS Ribbon, Caramel Apple Sale, Midnight Bake Sales and 5K, and over 50 donors who helped us win the Global Giving Challenge.
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2011 – 2012 AT A GLANCE
4 OUR PARTNER 5
Most importantly though, we have strengthened our bond with our partner, CEPAIPA, a partnership we look forward to developing. We have watched as its Director, Dr. Alexandra Tamayo, has worked wonders in he La Libertad community. Hosting workshops for adolescents and youth covering everything from basic hygiene to planning a successful future, CEPAIPA has impacted thousands of individuals.
GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK INTERNSHIP
Leading GlobeMed at Cornell has been so rewarding for us. The challenges we faced as a relatively new organization have been well worth our many successes. We are so proud of our staff and thankful to our supporters; your roles are more vital than you know. Our journey has been engaging and enlightening in many respects, but our story is still in the works. We look forward to what the future holds for the chapter and partnership.
11 GLOBEMED GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT
In Solidarity, Kristen Archibald & Nicole Meyers 2011-2012 Co-Presidents
10 WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
12 OUR FUTURE 13 FINANCES 14 STAY CONNECTED 15 THANK YOU
October 28, 2011
December 1, 2011
In order to fund CEPAIPA’s health education outreach programs, GlobeMed at Cornell sold caramel-dipped apples on a beautiful Fall day. Apples for the sale were picked by new members at the Fall retreat at a nearby organic apple orchard.
To honor WAD, we planned a flash human AIDS ribbon midday on our Arts Quad. Starbucks was generous enough to provide hot coffee and hot chocolate to keep participants warm!
Apples for Education
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2011-2012 AT A GLANCE
World AIDS Day Human Ribbon
April 15, 2012
Fellow Cornellians and Ithacans took it off for a good cause during a 5K through our plantations. All clothes ‘stripped’ were donated to a local charity while ticket revenues were sent to CEPAIPA.
GlobeMed at Cornell stepped up to the challenge of reaching out to over 50 individual donors to reach a goal of $4000 in 30 days. Thanks to their diligence we now have a permanent spot on the fundraising website!
Strip for Solidarity
Global Giving Challenge
GlobeMed at Cornell University
GlobeMed at Cornell was founded in the Fall of 2010 by a group of idealistic students. They envisioned that GlobeMed would provide Cornellians passionate about social justice a chance to have a tangible impact on global health. Through its partnership with CEPAIPA, formed in the early stages of GlobeMed at Cornell, the founders hoped to directly reach communities in need. The organization has since grown into a close-knit, thirty-five-member organization. We have beaten our fundraising goals two years in a row, and have been able to fund 3 projects that have reached over 1000 people in CEPAIPAâ€™s community.
since our founding in august 2010 , our chapter has grown from 10 to 35 members.
Center of Integral Promotion and Comprehensive Care for Adolescents (CEPAIPA) (translated) WORKS IN LA LIBERTAD, ECUADOR POPULATION: 77,646
KEY FACT: 75% of adolescents do not receive regular checkups due to a lack of economic resources. KEY FACT: One in five females in Ecuador are pregnant or have children â€“ the highest rate in South America.
The center was created due to the lack of safe and open environment where adolescents in the area could go to receive both mental and physical health services, plan and execute positive activities, train themselves in areas that affect youth (STIs, sexual/reproductive health, violence, etc.) through peer education, and participate in activities such as music, drama, and other arts. CEPAIPA strives to positively impact the lives of Ecuadorâ€™s youth by offering them a place to meet with other adolescents, serve the community, and learn how to be responsible, mature citizens.
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ABOUT CEPAIPA FOUNDED IN 2004 CEPAIPA was founded in 2004 by Dr. Alexandra Tomayo, as an initiative to provide basic health care to a wider population in the area surrounding La Libertad, Ecuador. Prior to 2004, only one doctor that treated only students could reach the remote community. Dr. Alexandra aspired to have more general and specialist doctors accessible to all people in La Libertad. Her initiative would engage high school students by providing them with training as peer health educators, which would enable the organization to have a broader impact.
OUR PROJECT CEPAIPA
GlobeMed at Cornell University Why capacity building? About 75% of adolescents in La Libertad do not undergo basic diagnostic laboratory tests, usually because of economic factors, leaving them at risk of developing anemia, parasitosis, urinary pathology, impaired growth and development and other conditions detected in a basic physical examination. Left untreated, these conditions can have serious effects on the health and economic resources of community members.
260 ADULTS AND YOUNG ADULTS IN THE COMMUNITY WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE LAB.
$5,000 TO FUND RAPID HIV TESTS, AND THE NECESSARY MATERIALS FOR THE CLINICAL LAB.
Fund equipment for a diagnostic testing facility in CEPAIPAâ€™S headquarters in La Libertad, Ecuador" The project aims to create a basic clinical laboratory for diagnosis via blood tests, urine, and feces for adolescents studying on campus. Attention can be extended to their families and the community sector. There is a physical area available for such a purpose with in CEPAIPA facilities as well as the authoritiesâ€™ committed to improving and increasing coverage and services of the center. In order to carry out this initiative, there must be initial investment in the equipment for the laboratory. This project intends to reach the 1500 students and their families who do not undergo regular physical examinations and hopes treat, and minimize the prevalence of preventable illness in the community.
Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Change for Change
GlobeMed set up collection bins near campus eateries to collect spare change
Using the website globalgiving.org, GlobeMed at Cornell was able to raise over $4000 from over 50 donors!
Strip for Solidarity 5k
Over 100 participants donated old clothes, or "stripped" in this charity 5k that benefited CEPAIPA!
Nov. Midnight Bakesale
Braving the cold, GlobeMedders sold yummy treats late night in college town!
Caramel Apple Sale
Our staff bonded while picking apples that were used to make caramel apples that we sold on campus during family weekend as a yummy fall treat!
Holiday Individual Giving
Staff members reached out to friends and family to raise money during the holiday season for our partner.
Alternative Gift Fair
In December, GlobeMed set up a table at Cornell's Alternative Gift Fair, a fair on campus providing people the opportunity to buy philanthropic gifts or make donations to philanthropic organizations.
Midnight Bake Sale
For our culminating fundraiser, the staff baked up goodies that we sold in the heart of our college town to hungry college students throughout the night.
Total funds raised for CEPAIPA in 2011-2012:
ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
Since 2010, GlobeMed at Cornell has raised a total of $11,789.48 to support projects in La Libertad, Ecuador, the community of our partner organization, CEPAIPA.
CAMPAIGNS HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR
Strip for Solidarity April 15, 2012 Strip for Solidarity was a 5k walk/run to benefit our partner organization, as well as the local community. All participants came to the run wearing their older, unneeded clothing. Then, during the run they ""stripped"" them off. All clothes were donated to non-profits in Ithaca, NY. The participation fee went to our partner organization. The run took place in the beautiful Cornell Plantations, and despite the typical Ithaca weather, we had 100 participants! Everyone had a a lot of fun, and we can't wait to run again next year!
World AIDS Day Ribbon
December 2, 2012 We had students from all over campus meet us on our Arts Quad to make a human AIDS ribbon, by holding up red paper and getting into the shape of a ribbon. Before and after the event, we gave out free coffee and informed people about GlobeMed and our goal.
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.
globalhealthU discussions sparked all sorts of important questions that were previously skimmed, fostering a wonderfully dynamic energy to our meetings. Is charity the best way to go about caring? How much do we think we understand the plight of people that are so far away both in distance and circumstance? These must have been among the most important and fundamental of questions to ask, but ones that we never bothered to ask, or never did articulate. globalhealthU discussions brought these new issues to the table and gave us all the opportunity to reflect. The busyness of all our GlobeMed activities sometimes takes things out of focus but globalhealthU reminded us of what exactly it was we were there to achieve, and what brought us all there in the first place.
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
World AIDS Day Film Screening GlobeMed hosted a movie night open to the entire campus where we screened Philadelphia in keeping with the theme of AIDS awareness. Popcorn was served to guests!
World AIDS Day Guerilla Marketing To spread awareness about GlobeMed at Cornell around campus, and more importantly, about the global AIDS epidemic, our staff covered 1000 coffee sleeves with statistics about HIV/AIDS in Latin America and Ecuador, where our partner CEPAIPA is located as well as the GlobeMed logo and our chapter's web address. Once complete, the sleeves were put out at the cafe of our campus' busiest library to maximize outreach. Thus, during the week of WAD, everyone who chose to cover their hot cups with a coffee sleeve learned a current and important fact about HIV/ AIDS and also about our chapter and GlobeMed overall!
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:
ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
Community building at Cornell’s chapter of GlobeMed is one of the ways in which we strive to connect our work with our partner, CEPAIPA, to efforts for greater health equity within the local Ithaca community. Through several staff retreats and other various events, such as dinners or frozen yogurt outings, members were able to spend time together outside of our weekly meetings, building a strong foundation of camaraderie in our chapter. Whether picking apples or working to establish a relationship with the Ithaca Health Alliance and the Lansing Residential Center, community building this year has helped us to realize and advance what GlobeMed is all about – solidarity.
2012 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT
2012 DELEGATES: Nicole Meyers, Kristen Archibald, Christopher Chang, Lauren Marinoff
â€œThe summit gave me an opportunity to see many different facets of the global health field that I had previously been unaware of. More importantly, it showed me that no matter what path I choose to take in the future, global health can and will be a huge part of my life forever. It was extremely gratifying to see the entire network together, and experience firsthand the power and passion of this movement towards global health equity.â€?
-- Nicole Meyers, 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 really taught me to think more critically about diﬀerent approaches to global health. Every club session involved not just educational lessons, but also mental and moral challenges to be hashed out among the club members.” – Josephine Engreitz, c/o 2015
Our primary goal for the upcoming months is to strengthen our relationship with our partner organization, CEPAIPA. In addition to strengthening our relationship with our foreign partner, we also hope to initiate a partnership with a local organization, which we plan to explore further over the summer and into the school year. Regarding CEPAIPA, we are hoping to complete our project of building a basic HIV testing laboratory. We also hope to be able to fund any and all projects that Dr. Alexandra may determine necessary in the future to create a healthy, nurturing, and supportive environment at CEPAIPA. Many of our chapter members are hoping to gain a better understanding of the environment at CEPAIPA and how best we can help the students and surrounding community. In keeping with this, we are beginning to plan our first GROW trip, which will ideally take place in the upcoming year. In terms of fundraising, we are determined to exceed our total of this year, and raise $10,000 for CEPAIPA. We hope to accomplish this through continued fundraising efforts on global giving: (http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/rapid-hiv-testing-lab-in-lalibertad-ecuador/), as well as through numerous campaigns including our annual 5K run. For next school year, we hope to increase the size of our chapter by about ten members, which will enable us to broaden our presence on campus. In the future, our chapter would like to develop bonds with other chapters in the GlobeMed network, in order to facilitate the sharing of ideas, thoughts, opinions, and solutions to various challenges.
ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
FINANCES In 2011 – 2012, GlobeMed at Cornell University raised $6,578.07 for CEPAIPA to support Projects in La Libertad, Ecuador.
Revenue! Events ! Individual Giving!
GlobeMed National Office!
OPERATIONS & GRANTS!
Current Finances! Cash Reserves!
2012-2013 University Funding! EXISTING BALANCE!
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SUPPORTERS INDIVIDUALS Dr. Alexandra Tamayo, Cecilia Lawless, Joan E. Borfitz, Catherine MacDonald, Susan Mauro, Robert Winokur, Jocelyn Stedman, Patricia Archibald, Joseph Scarpelli, Stanley Hoffman, Colin McDonald, Howard Thomas, Arthur Archibald, Corinne Conklin, Farsha Fotouhi, Kathryn McDonald, Kevin Archibald, Gersony Hildebrand, Laurence Winokur, Steven
A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2011 â€“ 2012 year a great success:
ORGANIZATIONS Schwarting, Christopher Cornell University Archibald, Joshua Sherbin, Student Activities Fernando Boada, Cole Winokur, Office, Cornell Linda Shafran, Maria Boada, Plantations, Gene Winokur, Allison Wills, GlobalGiving.org, Matthew Troxell, John Troxell, Manndible Cafe, Kaplan Janice Brown, Shahnaz Torabi, Test Prep, Starbucks Karen Landsman, Linda Coffee Hoffman, Judith Maiman, Charles F Eisenhardt, Dana Maiman, Dana and Jamie Wills, Susan Miller, Sarah Endres, Raksha Shah, Hyla Troxell, Sara Winokur
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GlobeMed at Cornell University Annual Report 2011-2012