2012-2013 Annual Report
GlobeMed at Dartmouth College
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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.
Presidents’ Message GlobeMed at Dartmouth College Dear GlobeMed at Dartmouth, We are so proud of how far we’ve come as a chapter this year. Together, we’ve started serving dinners at the Haven, presenting Current Events during ghU, and working with GlobalGiving to raise funds. Along the way, we’ve enjoyed tremendous campaign success, learned more about KWAT, and grown closer as a chapter. Thanks for being such a great group! To our staﬀ: Thanks for helping with campaigns and leading ghU! From organizing our Beneﬁt Dinner, to delivering balloons for Valentines Day, manning tables for crepes, recruiting students for World Day of Social Justice, and tie dying, your eﬀort and excitement has been invaluable. Special thanks to Julia Bratic for leading our Haven visits! To our E-board: Thanks for being such a great team this year! Katelyn and Leigh Ann, thanks for organizing and running our campaigns. Aditi and Ming, thanks for your excitement with ghU and encouraging everyone to get involved. Kristina, Heather, and Yesha, thanks for coming up with fun ideas to bring people together. Andy, thanks for doing an amazing job with Individual Giving and for all your extra help. Nina, thanks for putting together an outstanding GROW team and organizing the trip. Julia and Ayesha, thanks for your diligence in answering emails, keeping attendance, and taking minutes. Shay, Harrison, Melissa, Erin, and Jessie, thanks for taking pictures, updating our facebook and website, and designing posters. Neelima and Sumayya, thanks for tracking our ﬁnances and defending budget proposals. Each of you has helped bring us this far, and we’re so excited to see where we’ll go next year! Thanks, Angela and Nikki Co-Presidents, 2012-2013
GlobeMed at Dartmouth college
About Us GlobeMed at Dartmouth was founded in March 2011, and our partnership with the Kachin Women's Association Thailand was launched in August 2011. This year, we raised $9,851.42 to fund a laboratory in Mai Ja Yang, Burma, with a chapter of 51 members. We recently completed our 2nd Annual GROW Trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand. We were awarded Dartmouthâ€™s 2011-2012 Outstanding New Organization, and Dartmouth's 2012-2013 Outstanding Organizational Vision. We are graduating three very extremely supremely accomplished seniors this year: Andy Zureick, Angela Gauthier, and Leigh Ann Humphries.
since our founding in march 2011, our chapter has grown from 02 to 51 members.
Our Partnership Kachin Women's Association Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand Population: 16,000
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.
Kachin Women's Association Thailand 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.
KEY FACT: Burma’s tuberculosis prevalence rate is 3 times higher than the global average (2011). KEY FACT: In Burma, the life expectancy at birth is 65 years old (2012).
A Message from our Partner Kachin Women's Association Thailand Friends of GlobeMed at Dartmouth College: This is our second year working with Globemed, and we gained more experiences. This yearâ€™s project is very unique for us because in the KWAT health program, this is the ďŹ rst time that we had the chance to set up a laboratory. We wanted to set it up around April-May 2013, but because of the civil war situation in our area, we had to postpone our plans. However, delaying the set up made it better for us because now we have a plan to cooperate with the Maijayang hospital, which is owned by the Kachin Independent Organization. Our organization is allowed to use the lab room in the hospital, and we will bring our own lab materials there and operate it by ourselves. Thus, we believe it will make our lab more useful for our communities. In the Kachin State, there are over 100,000 Kachin internally displaced people, and in our lab area, there are over 20,000 Kachin IDPs. We are also very much looking forward to meeting with the second GROW trip group. Yours in solidarity, Seng Mai Director, Migrant Worker Program
Community Health in Burma
to construct a laboratory to test refugees for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis
Why capacity building? Crowded living conditions, insuﬃcient food and nutrition, lack of clean water, and poor sanitation and hygiene cause increased rates of illness among Internally Displaced Persons. Because of this, KWAT’s clinic will set up a laboratory to take care of and treat all patients more eﬀectively, especially if they have contracted HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. The laboratory would protect health care workers from contracting these diseases and enable them to provide early support for pregnant women suﬀering from these conditions.
Supporting the construction of a laboratory in Mai Ja Yang, Burma, that can test refugees for HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. !
This year, we funded a laboratory in a hospital located in Mai Ja Yang, Burma, that can test refugees for HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. The lab will include giemsa stain to detect malaria, a VDRI machine for syphilis, glucose tests, a blood test machine, methanol, HIV tests, and a refrigerator to store supplies. The community is deeply in need of a laboratory that can test for infectious diseases so it can care for the people suﬀering from these conditions and prevent more people from contracting them. The project has the potential to impact 20,000 people, the number of people living in Mai Ja Yang and the neighboring Laiza region.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Crepes for KWAT
Our most successful and popular recurring campaign! During midterms and ﬁnals, we set up a table in the library and made crepes-to-order for anyone wanting a fresh study break snack! With toppings such as fresh strawberries, bananas, and nutella, GlobeMed crepes became very popular!
Halloween Cupcake & Pie Delivery
For two days near Halloween, GlobeMed members delivered cupcakes and pumpkin pie across campus.
Valentine’s Day Balloon Delivery
On Valentine's Day 2013, students ordered balloons to be sent to their friends or loved ones with messages that were inside the balloons. GlobeMed members delivered 151 balloons across campus while spreading Valentine's Day cheer and awareness for KWAT.
Pre-Med Advising Raﬄe
We held a successful raﬄe targeting students who were preparing to apply to medical school. The raﬄe included MCAT prep books and advising services from senior pre-med students.
Finals Spa Therapy Raﬄe
During fall term ﬁnals period, we held a successful raﬄe that consisted of restaurant gift certiﬁcates, manicure/pedicure at local spa, and clothing store gift cards.
Tie Dye for Health
During the spring, we held a ice cream social and do-it-yourself tie dye open to campus. Students and parents were able to enjoy delicious ice cream and make colorful tie dye shirts while also supporting KWAT.
Individual Giving Holiday Campaign
Over the holidays, GlobeMed members brought our cause home to family and friends.
Individual Giving Mother’s Day Campaign
From April 15th to May 12, 2013, GlobeMed members encouraged family and friends to send Mother's Day cards with donations on GlobalGiving.
$80-200 per sale $0
Total funds raised for KWAT in 2012-2013
Since 2011, GlobeMed at Dartmouth has raised a total of $15,579.82 to support KWAT's laboratory and a reproductive health training class.
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 focused on global health from a multidisciplinary approach. We integrated the current issues of government, politics, and ﬁnance to explore the realm of healthcare in diﬀerent countries. From debating the beneﬁts and drawbacks of health care systems in Burma, Singapore, Canada, and USA to examining the inﬂuence of the foreign powers, we strove to understand the quality of healthcare oﬀered around the world. Through small group discussions and activities, we delved into the intricacies and problems of healthcare among the impoverished, especially the refugees. Our discussions of the issues were greatly augmented by guest speakers and mini-ghU, short ghU presentations designed by our staﬀ members based on their own experiences and passions in global health. To further facilitate our conversations and increase our general knowledge, we instituted a “Current Events” program in which staﬀ members presented a recent news article related to global health and their own interests. In addition to pondering weighty topics, we took some time to strengthen our connection with our partners in Burma. Through GROW trip anecdotes, cultural presentations on individuals in Burma, and a movie screening of BurmaVJ with real footage of the conﬂict in the area, we brought our members closer to our partners, virtually. As we continue to grow, we hope to continue the momentum next year.
22 globalhealthU discussions held
public globalhealthU events
Expanding the Dialogue on Health and Human Rights
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
Benefit for Burma: Health As An Agent For Global Change October 18, 2012
Beneﬁt for Burma dinner to listen to a talk given by Dr. Kathleen Allden about her travels and work in Burma as the director of the Burma Border Projects. Two acapella groups also performed and dinner was served. 100 attendees; Topics: Kathleen Allden summarized her experience as the director of Burma Border Projects. ; Organizations who coSponsored: SAE, Tridelta, Sigma Delta, Alpha Phi, Phi Delta, AZD, KKG
Burma VJ: A Dinner and a Documentary February 25, 2013
60 attendees; The ﬁlm-screening of Burma VJ explored the conﬂict in Burma through the camera lens of Burmese video journalists. The footage allowed the attendees to reﬂect on the ongoing conﬂict.
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.
51 # OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS: 06 TOTAL # OF CHAPTER MEMBERS:
# OF HOURS VOLUNTEERED WITH THE HAVEN, A HOMELESS SHELTER IN HANOVER, NH:
Our community building eﬀorts were targeted toward facilitating bonding within our meetings. We set aside time during each meeting for diﬀerent icebreaker games, discussions, and reﬂections, ensuring that all members were involved and would get to know each other. In addition, we had a couple of E-board retreats, which enabled the E-board to bond and plan out how to run our meetings for the remainder of the term. We also started working with a homeless shelter called The Haven in Hanover, NH, which enabled our chapter to not only bond with each other, but develop a connection with a local partner and give back within the Upper Valley area. Finally, we ended our year with a Finals Study Break event, giving us one last chance to spend time together before leaving campus.
GROW Internship Grassroots On-site Work
06 LENGTH OF STAY: 3 weeks AUG 10, 2013â€“ AUG 31, 2013
# OF GROW INTERNS:
During their time in Thailand, the GROW interns helped KWAT develop external communications resources, such as an informational brochure and an annual report and conducted research to support the development of a health curriculum for Kachin refugees.
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.
"The GROW trip was an unforgettable experience. Over the past few weeks, we have fostered indispensable and unbreakable relationships with the members of our partner organization, KWAT. Although Thailand, Burma, and KWAT may be half way around the world, the memories, laughs, follies, and mosquito bites will always be deeply ingrained in our minds (and some of our bodies)." -- Harrison Han, c/o 2016
World Day of Social Justice “INJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.”
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
GLOBEMED AT DARTMOUTH COLLEGE 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 open-ended, thought provoking question relating to social justice. ! OUR QUESTION
The World Needs More ___________ !
BEHIND THE SCENES: 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. If your actions are not aligned with your values and beliefs you cannot possibly be on the right path.
We asked over people at Dartmouth, 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 Dartmouth College asked 39 people to fill in the blankâ€Ś
The world needs moreâ€Ś
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.
2013 DELEGATES: Adam Kraus, Nina Boal, Harrison Han, Lisa Carson, Zuo Ming Koh and Kristina Mani
“The Summit was an invaluable experience for the six of us. Meeting our peers from around the country solidiﬁed our concept of the GlobeMed network and lent credence to all of our work by further exemplifying the long reaching eﬀects of our eﬀorts. In addition, having the opportunity to listen to some of the most respected and renowned names of the health and empowerment ﬁelds left a lasting impression and sparked us to further commit to the movement. We brought back to our chapter hundreds of changes and an irreplaceable set of memories.”
— Harrison Han, c/o 2016
Our Future GlobeMed at Dartmouth College “GlobeMed at Dartmouth is amazing. Through this organization, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many great people, attend national conferences, give presentations and lead discussions about global health issues, participate in campaigns to raise funds for our organization, communicate with our partner in Thailand, and lead this year’s E-board as External Co-President. I’ve learned about the true meaning of partnership, and I’ve realized that a group of passionate college students can really make a difference in the lives of people across the world. I’m so glad I joined this organization, for it has helped me understand what it means to help and learn from one another. I love you, GlobeMed!.” -- Angela Gauthier, c/o 2013
We plan on focusing heavily on community building and ghU in order to better establish the relations we have within the chapter. We have established our presence a strong global health group on campus in terms of fundraising and to continue to strive for improvement, we want to educate oursevles within our chapter to better advocate for global health equity. We want to continue expanding our project goals to raise money for KWAT while simultaneously expanding our educational reach on Dartmouth's campus. We especially want to collaborate with other global health groups on campus to have a large event bringing together the huge community we have on our campus. Within the network, we would like to continue collaborating with other chapters to ﬁnd best practices while also being able to meet with some of the local chapters. We are in the process of talking to GlobeMed at Middlebury and continue to reinforce relations with the rest of our network.
Finances In 2012 – 2013, GlobeMed at Dartmouth raised $9,851.42 for KWAT to support projects in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Revenue Events (Campaigns) Individuals
Internal Chapter Revenue
National Oﬃce Launch Grant
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
$9,432.00 $0 $9,432.00 $718.48
Stay Connected Read more about our partner and project, and the GlobeMed network: www.globemed.org/impact/dartmouth/ “Like” us on Facebook to ﬁnd out about upcoming events. www.facebook.com/dartmouthglobemed Check out our website at: www.dartmouth.edu/~globemed Check out our photos on www.globemed.smugmug.com/GlobeMedatDartmouth. Find our chapter on http://www.globalgiving.org/donate/13417/globemed-atdartmouth/ and make a donation to support our partner and project today. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ﬁnd out how you can get involved!
Executive Board Co-President
Angela Gauthier '13
Nikki Sachdeva '15
Aditi Misra '14
Zuo Ming Koh '15
Katelyn Wong '15
Leigh Ann Humphries '13
Kristina Mani '16
Heather Szilagyi '15
Yesha Maniar '14
Neelima Panth '14
Sumayya Younus '15
Nina Boal '14
Harrison Han '16
Julie Ivy '15
Ayesha Dholakhia '15
Shay Vellanki '16
globalhealthU Coordinators Campaign Coordinators Directors of Community Building
Directors of Finances GROW Coordinator Directors of Communications
A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2012 – 2013 year a great success:
THANK YOU INDIVIDUALS Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lisa Adams ORGANIZATIONS
Ramunto’s Canoe Club Council on Student Organizations Yama The Chocolate Shop of Hanover Morano Gelato Dirt Cowboy
Umpleby’s EBA’s Swirl & Pearl Nefertiti Nails Waves Bella Sigma Delta Alpha Phi Tri Delta
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