GLOBEMED AT DUKE 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 Duke University
Dear friends of GlobeMed, In the past year GlobeMed at Duke has evolved. We have grown leaps and bounds. We have expanded from a small, relatively unknown group on campus to a wellrecognized brand, one that people know and respect. We have grown in numbers and in level of commitment. We have raised over $10,000 to help build a shelter for victims of domestic violence in our partner community in Siuna, Nicaragua. Our second year has been one of growth, expansion and deepening of our roots. We have created a more meaningful relationship with our partner and increased our impact on campus. But the growth has not only been external, but internal as well. We have come together as a group of students, all passionate about global health, but also as a group of friends working towards a common goal: global health equity. Through our fall retreat and community building brunches, dinners and t-shirt making we have bonded as a group. At the end of our second year, we are now poised to make a large impact- in our partner community and on Duke’s campus. As we continue to work towards building a shelter for victims of domestic violence and spreading awareness of global health equity, GlobeMed at Duke has high hopes for the coming year. In solidarity,
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2011 – 2012 AT A GLANCE
4 OUR PARTNER 5
GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK INTERNSHIP
10 WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 11 GLOBEMED GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT 12 OUR FUTURE 13 FINANCES 14 STAY CONNECTED 15 THANK YOU
Allison Kratka and April Harrison 2011-2012 Co-Presidents
GlobeMed at Duke University
ABOUT US GlobeMed at Duke was founded in September, 2010; in that same month, we connected with our partner, Salud Sin Limites in Siuna, Nicaragua. Our E Board didnâ€™t assimilate until early October, but when the ten energetic and committed students came together we knew that we were off to a good start. In our first year, GlobeMed at Duke expanded from 10 to 20 members, hosted 4 public events, and raised $4,502. In our second year, we expanded to 35 amazing members, hosted 8 public events and exceeded our fundraising goal of $7000 to raise a total of $10,411.
since our founding in september 2010 , our chapter has grown from 10 to 35 members.
Salud Sin Limites (Health Unlimited) WORKS IN SIUNA, NICARAGUA POPULATION: 73,730
KEY FACT: Almost the entire population of North Atlantic Autonomous Region lives in conditions defined as extreme poverty by the UN. KEY FACT: Fruits and vegetables are only available in the "urban zones" of La RAAN--in villages like Las Quebradas, they are a luxury.
Salud Sin Limites operates in Siuna, Nicaragua, which is part of the North Atlantic Autonomous Region (la RAAN). The entire region is defined as living in extreme poverty, characterized by overpopulation in houses, inadequate housing, poor water quality, low levels of education, and economic dependence. Because of the region’s political and economic status, it is mostly neglected by the central government in terms of public needs—of the 132 small communities surrounding Siuna, there are only 14 health centers, typically only one nurse per center, and one ambulance (if you don’t count Juan and the SSL truck).
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ABOUT SALUD SIN LIMITES FOUNDED IN 1993 According to their mission statement, the London-based organization Health Poverty Action works with communities, service providers, policy-makers, and donors in difficult areas in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to ensure access to healthcare for people marginalized by conflict, instability, or discrimination. Since it arrived in Siuna, Nicaragua in 1993, Salud Sin Limites (as it is known there) has worked on various projects regarding the major local issues of sanitation, water quality, malnutrition, and maternal mortality and morbidity. Today their focus is mainly on youth and women, working to prevent unsafe sex, drug abuse, and domestic violence. Salud Sin Limites connected with GlobeMed at Duke in the fall of 2010 to work together on a community garden project in a small village called Las Quebradas.
Salud Sin Limites
GlobeMed at Duke University Why capacity building? Domestic violence is a very prevalent issue in Nicaragua. Currently in Siuna there is a law that law enforcement must protect a shelter for victims of domestic violence, but no such shelter exists. By building a shelter, victims who come from the surrounding region will have a place to stay while they report the violence in their household. This will hopefully increase the rate of reporting of the crimes and help women remove themselves and their children from violent situations. We
$40,000 TO FUND
BUILDING OF THE SHELTER FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE COMMUNITY
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aim to build a shelter for victims of domestic violence in Siuna and the surrounding region."
Our project is to construct a shelter for victims of domestic violence in coordination with the Womenâ€™s Commission of Siuna. 70.9% of the population in Siuna live in extreme poverty. According to Amnesty International, Nicaragua has the highest rates of domestic violence and cases of rape in Central America, which has called attention to the fight against gender-based violence. The project will improve the quality of attention and sensitize the population so that justice will be provided for the victims of sexual and intrafamiliar violence in Siuna and the surrounding communities. It will promote the prevention of gender-based violence at the public level through murals and will build technological capacity for organizations involved in the project so that they may better serve the beneficiaries and document the results of the project.
CAMPAIGNS Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Soccer for a Safer Siuna
A benefit 5-on-5 soccer tournament featuring food and a prize for the winning team.
Get Cozy for a Cause
A fall-themed event with A Capella music, spoken word poetry, acoustic guitar and delicious catering featuring DaisyCakes cupcakes, hot chocolate, egg nog and hot cider.
GROW Panel/ GROW Week
GlobeMed members from Duke and UNC participated in a joint panel to describe their summer GROW trip experiences. We also tabled for the week before to raise funds and awareness about the panel
GlobeMed Hosts Shooters (x2)
We hosted a local bar night to raise money for our partner
Individual Giving Campaign
We raised funds for our partner by asking family members and friends for donations through razoo
Selling handmade GlobeMed t-shirts at Summit
Our chapter made GlobeMed t-shirts and sold them to members of other chapters at the national summit in Evanston in April
Total funds raised for Salud sin Limites in 2011-2012:
$2016.76 $7510 $220
Since 2010, GlobeMed at Duke has raised close to $15,000 to support Salud sin Limites in Siuna, Nicaragua.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR
Get Cozy for a Cause
November 10, 2011 This event was held at the Duke University Mary Lou Williams Center and featured performances by student groups including Deja Blue, Out of the Blue, Spoken Verb, and the Acoustic Band. With funding from the Duke Student Organization Finance Committee (SOFC), GlobeMed raised funds through the sale of gourmet Daisy Cakes cupcakes, warm beverages such as cider and hot chocolate, homemade caramel apples, handmade knitted hats and GlobeMed tshirts.
Soccer for a Safer Siuna February 8, 2012
"FĂştbol," or "soccer" in English, is a well-loved game in Latin America. We celebrated our partner community's culture on Central Campus by hosting an informal soccer tournament for students and faculty. Around 40 soccer players duked it out in teams of 5 to win a generously donated prize of $150 in Duke Stores merchandise. The second place team won Locopops vouchers. The event featured food and drinks for the athletes, funded by Duke SOFC.
ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
globalhealthU 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. POVERTY AND HEALTH Chapters conceptualized poverty and sought to explore the connections between global health and poverty.
GlobalhealthU was a significant portion of our weekly meetings and was instrumental in teaching chapter members about the global health problems that we are working to fight. We especially enjoyed the debate track, because it taught us that there are many different answers to the question of how to get countries out of poverty, but none that are undeniably correct.
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.
Service Under Scrutiny: Community, Health, Action November 30, 2011 This was a panel event hosted by ourselves and GlobeMed at UNC. One speaker, Dr. Jaime Bayona was the Cofounder and Director of the Peruvian branch of Partners in Health, and the principal investigator in Peru for numerous NIH-funded research projects. We also spoke with Dr. Heather Crouse, an Associate Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine. Her research interests include evidence-based interventions to support acute care throughout Africa, the Dominican Republic, and Guatemala.
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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 # OF CHAPTER MEMBERS: # OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS:
This year community building was one of our chapter’s strong points. We held 15 events, ranging from pizza at staff meetings, dinners and brunches with exec and staff, t-shirt and craft-making parties for small business, cookie-baking, our fall retreat and volunteering at a women’s shelter in Durham. Our community building events brought our chapter together as a group and created an atmosphere of friendship and solidarity. Working together as a group outside of campaigns and ghU allowed friendships to form and increased our efficiency as a chapter.
WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE â€œINJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.â€? MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
GLOBEMED AT DUKE UNIVERSITY joined 45 other GlobeMed chapters across the nation in a network-wide commemoration of the 4th Annual World Day of Social Justice during the week of February 20, 2012, by asking professors to dedicate five minutes of class time to a discussion on how poverty and social justice relates to their field of study. GLOBEMED TEACH-IN HIGHLIGHTS: Professor Kathleen Millar (Writing 20: Writing Poverty) spoke about her fieldwork as a cultural anthropologist, observing and studying catadores, workers who collect and sell materials from a garbage dump outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She spoke to our class on February 20th. Dr. Millar's department is the Thompson Writing Program.
Number of professors who participated in the WDSJ Teach-In: Participating Departments:
Global Health Cultural Anthropology
MORE WDSJ ACTION ----------------------------------PLAZA TABLING: We tabled on the plaza to raise awareness about WDSJ and sold t-shirts to create a visual image representing the event. We also sold homemade cookies packaged with healthrelated factoids. WHAT DOES SOCIAL JUSTICE MEAN TO YOU?: We had people answer this question in hopes of sparking discussions surrounding the true meaning of social justice. The term is not often used on Duke's campus so we wanted people to truly think about what it meant.
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 wellbeing and justice for all.
WDSJ Action GlobeMed at Duke University tabled on a plaza on campus to raise awareness about WDSJ in hopes of getting their campus talking about what social justice means to them.
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WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
View more photos and quotes at www.globemedwdsj.tumblr.com
2012 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT
2012 DELEGATES: April Harrison, Allison Kratka, Emily Du
After an intense three days of listening, discussing, and thinking at the annual GlobeMed Summit, I gained a deeper understanding of the meaning of partnership and the road to achieving it. The Summit gave me the opportunity and the intellectual resources to assess the relationship between GlobeMed at Duke and our partner, Salud sin Limites, so that our chapter can work to improve the partnership. I was most inspired at the Summit by the GlobeMed network of young, passionate minds from all over the country who fuel this movement for social justice through health. "
-- Emily Du, c/o 2015
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.
â€œGlobeMed at Duke has meant so much more to me than just another student group, another on-campus obligation--it's a circle of incredible friends that I love and trust, that I looked forward to seeing every week, and that I'll miss deeply in the years that come. It hurts to leave GlobeMed, as my friends and as my cause, but I know that the passions that brought us together will continue to burn in the hearts and minds of those who now take up the torch. I can't wait to see where it takes them into 2013!â€? -- April Harrison, c/o 2012
We are so excited for the future of GlobeMed at Duke. Throughout the summer of 2012, we will be reflecting on our past year in GlobeMed, and thinking about how we will continue to work with Salud sin Limites in the coming years. For the 2012-2013 year, we anticipate an increased fundraising goal, more campaign events, and greater staff member participation. As a chapter, we are so thankful for support from our campus, the local Durham community, and our partner community of Las Quebradas. Please take a moment to learn more and contribute to our project through this site: http://www.razoo.com/story/Globe-Med-At-Duke.
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FINANCES In 2011 – 2012, GlobeMed at Duke University raised $10,411 for Salud Sin Limites to support projects in Siuna, Nicaragua.
Revenue! Events !
University Funding! SUBTOTAL!
OPERATIONS & GRANTS!
Current Finances! Cash Reserves!
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A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2011 â€“ 2012 year a great success:
THANK YOU Jason Cross, advisor
Duke University SOFC
Donors: Cary L Harrison G G Wood Ping Du
The Kenan-Biddle Partnership Grant Shooter's II
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