GlobeMed at Dartmouth College 2016 â€“ 2017 ANNUAL REPORT
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Imidido Project | Ruhengeri, Rwanda Project Bona Fide | Ometepe, Nicaragua RE-PARTNERSHIP 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 SHED Foundation | Shirati, Tanzania Migrant Assistance Program Foundation | Chiang Mai, Thailand Escuela de La Calle | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Set Her Free | Kampala, Uganda Primeros Pasos | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Nancholi Youth Organization | Blantyre City, Malawi Trailblazer Foundation | Siem Reap, Cambodia Health Development Initiative | Kigali, Rwanda Hope Through Health | Kara, Togo Gardens for Health International | Gasabo, Rwanda RE-PARTNERSHIP RE-PARTNERSHIP Young1ove | Gaborone, Botswana Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization | Masaka, Uganda Adonai Child Development Center | Namugoga, Uganda Komera | Kayonza, Rwanda COVE Alliance | Kapeeka, Uganda A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope | Managua, Nicaragua ChangeALife Uganda | Migyera, Uganda Jambi Huasi | Otavalo, Ecuador RE-PARTNERSHIP Asociación Tierra | La Concepcioón Masaya Mission for Community Development | Uganda PHASE Nepal | Kathmandu, Nepal RE-PARTNERSHIP Social Action for Women | Mae Sot, Thailand Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative | Mukono, Uganda Dhulikhel Hospital | Kavrepalanchok, Nepal Buddhism for Social Development Action | Kampong Cham, Cambodia RE-PARTNERSHIP Perkin Educational Opportunities Foundation (PEOF) | Morazán, El Salvador Kyetume Community Based Health Care (KCBHCP)| Mukono, Uganda Young1ove | Gaborone, Botswana Population Education Development Association | Vientiane, Laos Choice Humanitarian | Piura, Peru Social Organization for Voluntary Action | Odisha, India Alternative for Rural Movement | Odisha, India SparkMicrogrants | Mbale, Uganda Wuqu' Kawoq | Tecpan, Guatemala Sacred Valley Health | Cusco, Peru Build Your Future Today Center | Siem Reap, Cambodia Network for Ecofarming in Africa | Molo, Kenya Children of Peace | Lira, Uganda Uganda Development and Health Associates | Iganga, Uganda RE-PARTNERSHIP Burma Humanitarian Mission (BHM) | Eastern Burma Logan Square Neighborhood Association | Chicago, IL, USA
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.
Vision We envision a world in which health â€“ the ability to not only survive but thrive â€“ is possible for all people.
We believe every human life has equal value. This belief has drawn us together from all corners of the world. Health for all is within our grasp if we work together.
The Co-Presidents Dear Friends, This past year has been one of progress in our commitment to both our partner organization and to our mission to learn, discuss, and evaluate the field of global health here on our campus. We are proud to say that we raised almost $8000 for the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT), our partner organization located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. A group of four students came back from their GROW internship and shared with the club all that they learned about what this partnership entails “on the ground.” We continued with some of our most successful campaigns, such as selling crepes in the library and auctioning off a Kaplan course to one of our own club members. We also expanded the selection of goods made by KWAT that we sell on campus, and in addition to raising money for us to send back, it also allowed us to incorporate our partnership into our campaigns. As always, none of this would be possible without the dedicated students who gave their time and effort both to run campaigns and to be fully present for discussions and activities in and out of our weekly meetings. Finally, we continue to be thankful to be partnered with KWAT, a dynamic and inspiring organization. As we look towards the future, we know that this partnership will continue to remain front-and-center in our chapter’s workings. We also hope that we can continue to brainstorm new ideas for campaigns while staying true to those that have worked well. Finally, we hope that we can all remain both critical thinkers and compassionate learners during this time that is confusing and difficult for many. We have loved being a part of GlobeMed at Dartmouth, and cannot wait to see how it will grow in the future. Sincerely, Karen Jacques and Arun Ponshunmugam 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Dartmouth
About our Chapter
GlobeMed at Dartmouth
GlobeMed at Dartmouth was founded in the March of 2011. Five months later, we were partnered with the Kachin Women’s Association of Thailand (KWAT) located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In the past six years we have maintained our commitment to this partnership, and by doing so, have grown into a prominent global health student organization on campus. We were awarded Dartmouth’s 2011-2012 Outstanding New Organization and Dartmouth’s 2012-2013 Outstanding Organizational Vision. This year, we graduated many accomplished seniors, including Arun Ponshunmugam, Karen Jacques, Holly Jeong, Ritika Abhyankar, and Meghana Mishra.
since our founding in March 2011, our chapter has grown from 2 to 50 members
since our founding in March 2011, our chapter has raised over $50,000
KEY FACT: At 200 deaths per 100,000 live births, the maternal mortality rate in Burma is one of the worst in the region. (UNFPA, 2014)
Kachin Womenâ€™s Association Thailand (KWAT) Founded in 1999 In Burma, the military regime has been in power for several decades, which has led to conflict with ethnic minorities including the Kachin people and Kachin Independence Army in northern Burma. Mismanagement of the economy by the ruling military has made it very difficult for Kachin men and women to survive. As a result, the Kachin people have fled their homes into bordering countries, mainly China and Thailand. Increased social and economic problems combined with increased numbers of Kachin people coming to Thailand in the 1990s motivated KWAT to form on September 9, 1999, specifically to help Kachin women both in Burma and Thailand. Since then, KWAT has formed and maintained six main programs: Health, Anti-Trafficking, Documentation and Research, Migrant Worker, Income Generation, and Capacity Building. KWAT's partnership with GlobeMed at Dartmouth started in 2011, and our chapter has greatly enjoyed working with Seng Mai and the Migrant Worker Program.
Chiang Mai, Thailand Population: roughly 200,000 The Burmese military regime has waged several decades of armed conflict with regional ethnic minorities seeking autonomy, including the Kachin. Although the Kachin Independence Army negotiated a ceasefire with the junta in 1994, oppression and strife at the hands of the military regime have persisted. The Kachin have yet to realize economic and social freedoms; instead, the junta has exploited the natural resources prevalent in the Kachin state without regard for the health and well-being of the Kachin people. As such, the Kachin have been forced to flee to neighboring countries, especially Thailand, to seek refuge.
Our Project BY THE NUMBERS: Key metric: 1000+ lives impacted Cost of project: roughly $9000 What the money directly funded: We raised almost $8000, which went towards funding C-sections, medical outreach, education, and a clinical laboratory
GlobeMed at Dartmouth raised almost $8,000 to fund various medical outreach and education initiatives run by our partner organization, the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT).
In the 2016-2017 academic year, GlobeMed at Dartmouth funded the following projects run by KWAT, our partner organization in Chiang Mai, Thailand: - A program allowing KWAT to finance emergency Caesarean-sections to mothers in need - A program aimed at educating Kachin adolescents about reproductive health - A campaign enabling KWAT to offer general medical outreach to the refugee community - Maintenance of a clinical laboratory run by KWAT - An initiative to train “peer educators,” thus allowing for downstream education In total, these projects will have a direct impact on over 1000 lives of the Kachin community. In addition to attending to the real and concrete needs of this community, we hope these projects will also send a message to the refugee and internally displaced communities at large, telling them that there are people and organizations that will work to support them.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
GlobeMed at Dartmouth sold personally made crepes, goods from KWAT, and Halloween-themed cupcakes in the library.
Globemed designed and sold tank tops to commemorate the spring campus concert festival as well as the summer term.
Frozen Pop Sales
In the summer, students cooled off by buying some delicious frozen ice from Globemed at Dartmouth. This campaign is still ongoing!
Sold Kachin clothing and accessories to students and community members.
Kaplan Prep Partnership
One lucky student saved on MCAT test prep by buying a Globemed sponsored Kaplan test prep package.
Members reached out to family and friends.
Globemed Benefit Dinner
This was an educational event on the basics of Global health by our faculty advisor. Several student dance groups and acapella groups also performed.
Total funds raised for KWAT in 2016-2017:
Since 2011, GlobeMed at Dartmouth College has raised over $50,000 to support the Kachin Womenâ€™s Association in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Campaign Highlights Tabling for KWAT
One of our most successful and reliable campaigns involves our members selling a variety of items at peak study hours in our campusâ€™ main library. In addition to selling our signature homemade crepes, we also sell goods made by women from our partner organization (KWAT), thus allowing us to incorporate our partnership into our campaigns.
A yearly low-input, high-output campaign for us has resulted from our partnership with Kaplan, the test preparation company. By spreading awareness about their various packages, they give us one free Kaplan course per year, which we offer to a club member in exchange for a donation, all of which goes directly to KWAT.
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.
Total number of chapter members in 2015 â€“ 2016: 50 Number of community-building events: 4 Community Building at GlobeMed at Dartmouth is especially unique because of the nature of our termly schedule, the D-Plan. Because of the varying nature of the D-plan, the constituency of our group changes every term, despite this our community remains as strong as ever. A trait that constantly attracts new members and old members repeatedly comment on is the tight-knit network and close bonding that our community radiates. Every term sees great turnout to our annual retreats, apple-picking and gelato trips, movie retreats and many more and each event gives us the opportunity to develop a stronger network. Community at GlobeMed is full of like-minded individuals, who are passionate about global health issues and are dedicated to raising necessary awareness on our campus and within our larger community. Due to the hard work that our members are continuously putting in, GlobeMed has developed a more robust presence on the Dartmouth campus.
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.
This year we continued our commitment to learning about, discussing, and debating the past, present, and future of global health. We are proud that many member of our chapter - including a few standout first year students - stepped up to make ghU such a success. In our presentations, we tried to incorporate interactive elements as much as possible, such as debates, trivia, and games. We also asked the chapter members for topics they would like to learn about, and tried our best to honor those requests. Importantly, we tried to incorporate facts about our partner organization (KWAT) as frequently as possible. Additionally, we introduced most ghU sessions with a section called “The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable,” which allowed us to quickly summarize the week’s major global health news before focusing more deeply on the featured topic. Below are examples of some of these featured topics: - Healthcare for the elderly - Antibiotic resistance - Healthcare in Kosovo (an experience-based presentation given by one of our seniors) - Diabetes in Saudi Arabia (a summary of a research project done by one of our first-year students) - Refugee health (with a special focus on the refugees our partner organization serves) - Euthanasia - Key figures in global health
KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR
What rights and access to health care do refugees have?
How does a disease manifest uniquely in a particular country?
Who funds the progress we see in global health?
How does global health intersect with seemingly “local” issues?
How is global health prioritized by some of the world’s most powerful people?
globalhealthU highlights from the year
Experiential Presentation on Healthcare in Kosovo In this event, we heard from one of our seniors and Executive Board members, Meghana Mishra, on her research project on healthcare policy in Kosovo. We learned about the countryâ€™s unique context and how divisions among gender, urban and rural populations, and public and private healthcare play out in the field.
Presentation on Mental Health We heard from our internal Co-President on the important topic of mental health, and specifically how that relates to the field of global health. She talked about how much of the burden of mental illness falls on low- and medium-income countries, and about progress being made in the area.
Global Health Trivia In one of our most interactive segments, we explored global health trivia in a game-like format, with small groups engaging in friendly competition. In addition to being fun, it was humbling to learn just how much we still have to learn.
World Day of Social Justice [February 20, 2016]
Letâ€™s create a world where... For this yearâ€™s World Day of Social Justice, GlobeMed at Dartmouth asked club members and the campus community not only to imagine but to imagine creating a better world. Many of our responses referenced global health, but others highlighted broader but interconnected issues of poverty, justice, the environment, and education. We then featured a slideshow of these photos at our annual Benefit Dinner.
# of GROW Interns: Length of Stay:
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.
In addition to learning about our relationship with KWAT, collaborating on a plan for next year’s phase of the partnership, and observing first-hand the initiatives GlobeMed at Dartmouth has helped to fund, the GROW interns also worked on developing an English curriculum, documenting stories through the “Humans of Burma” series, and assisting KWAT with any official written work (e.g. grant writing) that needed to take place.
“GROW is a great experience for GlobeMed members to learn how our KWAT partner functions day-to-day. We read, hear, and learn many things about KWAT on campus, but to be actually involved is such a rewarding experience and eye-opening.”
-- Rachel Chen, Class of 2017
Finances In 2016-2017, GlobeMed at Dartmouth College raised $7,769.76 for the Kachin Womenâ€™s Association of Thailand to support projects in Thailand.
Revenue Events (Campaigns)
Internal Chapter Revenue
Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2016-2017 academic year Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2016-2017 academic year
TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2016-2017
Current Cash Position
GlobeMed at Dartmouth
Our Future Dear Friends, As GlobeMed at Dartmouth’s incoming co-presidents, we are incredibly excited to continue the organization’s mission of first and foremost maintaining an equitable and mutually-respectful partnership with our partner, the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT). We hope to maintain the balance between pragmatic planning for campaigns, learning more about each other through community building, and learning more about the world through ghU. There are so many dedicated chapter members, and we cannot wait to hear all of your ideas, perspectives, and contributions. We also hope to extend our presence on campus, emphasizing why we are not “just another global health organization” via honest discussions about GlobeMed’s philosophy and our partner organization. If you would like to help us engage in our seventh year of helping fund initiatives run by KWAT, please consider donating via our Global Giving page: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/combat-health-disparities-for-kachin-women / We look forward to working with you all, and to trying our best to help GlobeMed at Dartmouth continue to be a prosperous and model global health organization. Sincerely, Sumita Strander and Menaka Reddy 2017-2018 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Dartmouth
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