GlobeMed at Emory University 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, First and foremost: we would like to give a big thank you to our members, friends, family, collaborators, and supporters of our chapter. This year we raised $5215, exceeding our fundraising goal by over $1000—this would not have been possible without your kind support and the hard work of our staff and e-board members. This year, we aimed to meet an increased fundraising goal, effectively and consistently integrate our partnership with MAP Foundation into our yearly curriculum, and further increase GlobeMed’s involvement in collaboration with and as a part of the greater Emory community. To this end, we maintained more frequent contact with our partner, built a tighter community within our staff body by increasing our community building efforts, and restructured our meetings to ensure transparency and involvement of our staff members. On the executive level, our e-board members worked seamlessly as a team, lending individual expertise across roles and responsibilities. Each e-board member encouraged the staff members in their committees to take on more roles in planning and executing our events. However, this was only successful because we had a driven, passionate, and tight-knit group of staff members who showed up each week ready to discuss the issues of health equity, global health, and social justice brought up by our ghU coordinators. Our staff were eager to learn about our partner, and our GROW and ghU coordinators worked together year-long to connect what we discussed each week to the work of the MAP Foundation. Our contacts at MAP Foundation made time to speak to our GROW coordinator twice a month, ensuring that we were up to date with their work, and they ours, all year. As a part of the greater fabric of the Emory community, we worked to provide more public ghU events to raise awareness, as well as maintain old partnerships while forging new ones. We had a diverse array of professors, graduate, and undergraduate students speak to us on topics that ranged from mental health and migrancy to harm reduction in street-based injection drug users. We continued our collaboration with Kaplan as one of our annual prolific campaigns, and pulled off an amazing Global Health Banquet this year thanks to our collaborations with both undergraduate and graduate level student organizations at Emory. In the coming year, our new co-presidents, Juliette and Mia—previously campaigns and communications co-chairs, respectively—will no doubt continue to transform GlobeMed at Emory with their vision for the chapter. This coming year will see GlobeMed at Emory continue to increase its presence, both on campus and on social media, build even stronger bonds between our staff members, and delve deeper into our relationship with our partner. It has been a pleasure and privilege for us to have served as co-presidents of an organization driven by such a passionate, bright, and energetic team of individuals. As our sixth year at Emory draws to a close, we are proud to look back on the progress we have made on campus and with regards to our relationship with MAP, and we are even more eager to look ahead in anticipation of how GlobeMed will continue to grow in the coming years. Sincerely, Divya Seth and Sasicha Manupipatpong 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Emory
About our Chapter
GlobeMed at Emory University
GlobeMed at Emory was founded in the spring of 2011 by Hannah Chen and Maria Leinonen, after the two connected with a GlobeMed alumni who was a student at the Rollins School of Public Health. Our partnership with MAP Foundation was initiated in the summer of 2011, and the chapterâ€™s first Grassroots On-site Work (GROW) trip took place two summers after. Since 2013, we have had 5 successful GROW trips. We continue to maintain our membership base from 25 to 35 members over the years.
since our founding in January 2011, our chapter has grown from 8 to 28 members
since our founding in January 2011, our chapter has raised over $23,000
KEY FACT: Around 3-4 million Burmese migrant workers live in Thailand. About 10% are legally registered to work.
Our Partnership [Migrant Assistance Program]
Founded in 1996 MAP (Migrant Assistance Program) Foundation was founded to promote equality among migrant workers from Burma, living in Thailand, by helping them to effectively navigate strict Thai governmental policies. MAP works to prevent labor exploitation, provide accessible healthcare and distribute policy information, thus encouraging the formation of unions and the simultaneous deconstruction of discrimination in order to enhance migrant welfare and stability. MAP Foundation works towards a better future where borders do not confine an individualâ€™s healthcare and social rights. GlobeMed partnered with MAP Foundation in 2011.
Chiang Mai and Mae Sot, Thailand Population: 269,046 Approximately 3-4 million migrants from Burma live and work in Thailand. It is estimated that only 10% of migrants are legally registered in Thailand and most do not use Thai health services; for example, children of migrant workers rarely receive immunizations. Some are waiting for documentation, but most are undocumented. On average, most migrant workers from Burma earn only a little more than 6 USD per day; the minimum wage in Thailand is 10 USD per day. They try to navigate a relatively costly system of rules and procedures that is written in a language they do not understand. Given the daily discrimination, high cost of healthcare, and language barriers, migrants do not receive accessible healthcare.
Our Project BY THE NUMBERS: Key metric: +300 direct and +700 indirect beneficiaries Cost of project: $313 for emergency support for patients for one month What the money directly funded: Food, transportation, and materials
GlobeMed at Emory University raised $5,000 to fund the Crisis Support Project in Chiang Mai that comprehensively supports complete recovery and a safe return home after seeking medical attention.
MAP Foundationâ€™s Crisis Support Project was initiated after the Emergency House, a temporary safehouse for migrants facing crises, could no longer exist due to discrimination and danger towards those living there. The Crisis Support Project provides migrants from Burma with interpretation services at local clinics and hospitals, information about government health policies, and follows through their support for a complete recovery and safe return home. MAP staff predict that the project impacted over 300 direct and over 700 indirect beneficiaries.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Hosted a zombie themed 5k event for the Emory/Atlanta community..
Elephant Pants Sale
Sold elephant pants on campus that the GROW team had purchased in Thailand.
Maggie’s, Blue Donkey, Lucky’s, and Flying Biscuit Percentage Nights
Held percentage nights at restaurants and coffee vendors throughout the year.
Hosted a public banquet event where we invited a panel of experts to speak on global health issues.
Received a Kaplan MCAT course donation which was sold at a discount price.
Members reached out to family and friends.
Library Pizza Sales
Sold slices of pizza outside the library during finals week.
Thai Tea House Event Held an event with volunteer performances,
Thai tea, and snacks.
Total funds raised for MAP Foundation in 2016-2017:
“Since 2011, GlobeMed at Emory University has raised over $23,000 to support the Migrant Assistance Program (MAP) in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Campaign Highlights Zombie 5K Run! Every year, we hold a 5K that starts at the Emory Student Activity & Academic Center (SAAC) and makes its way through Lullwater Preserve. Our volunteers dress up as zombies and the participants wear 3 sashes as they race. The goal is to avoid the attack of the zombies that try to “kill” you by removing the sashes.
Thai Tea House The Thai Tea House event was inspired by our partner organization (MAP) since they are located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We provide bubble tea and snacks to our attendees. Most importantly, it’s a night to remember as we gather in Emory’s student-run coffeehouse and listen to the variety of talents showcased by students. In relation to last year’s event, we increased our revenue by $291 this year.
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: 26 Number of community-building events: 4 Our community building events have consisted of various types of activities: a trip to Lake Lanier, an executive board BBQ by the pool, and a holiday potluck. Each one of these events has fostered a greater sense of community within our chapter at Emory and has helped every staff member truly get to know others in a fun and unique environment.
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.
Our aim for the year was to educate our chapter members on the basics of global health, while simultaneously incorporating their personal interests as well as discussing relevant on-going world issues. We were able to develop an all-rounded curriculum, discussing topics such as the intersection between healthcare and politics, maternal and child health, the current approach to addressing mental health, refugee health, and nutrition. Before each weekly meeting, discussion questions were carefully crafted in order to facilitate brainstorming and get our members to think about how they could take action in areas they were passionate about. We enjoyed the use of TEDTalks and even virtual interactive games to highlight the subjects that we discussed at each meeting.
KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR
Who are the major players in the field of Global Health?
Whose Voices Are Missing?
What does a successful movement look like? What is Health Systems Strengthening?
World Day of Social Justice [February 20, 2017]
For World Day of Social Justice this year our chapter printed out stickers with quotes on them and placed them all around Emory campus. The thought behind it was so when students were walking around that day they would see quotes about social justice and human rights. We wanted people to take time out of their day even just a few minutes when walking to class to get a better understanding of what social justice means. We also decorated our mascot located on central campus with quotes regarding social justice issues.
Leading Bravely: Finding Strength in Diversity The annual GlobeMed Global Health Summit catalyzes mutual learning and collaboration between 300 students and leaders from a variety of health-related sectors. It provides delegates with the space to form relationships grounded in values of social justice and health equity.
This yearâ€™s Summit was an exciting conference complete with engaging workshops, networking events, and inspiring speakers. A highlight of the conference was the interactive workshop led by the raptivist Aisha Fukushima.
List of 2017 Summit delegates:
Helena Baffoe-Bonnie Salome Gulent Kaya Ruffin
# of GROW Interns: 3 Length of Stay: 6 weeks DATES OF TRAVEL: May 6- June 15, 2017
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.
The GROW team spent the summer working with the MAP Foundation in Chiang Mai, Thailand. On- site, the team participated in patient visits, field outreaches, media collection, grant proposal writing, and focused on featuring migrants’ stories in GlobeMed at Emory’s Humans of Myanmar in Thailand (HOMIT) blog. Currently, GlobeMed at Emory is the sole funder for the Crisis Support project.
“My favorite part of working at MAP is that I became the one who can help other migrants now by being able to use the experience and knowledge I gained.” -- Kaew Kae, Crisis Support Director at the MAP Foundation 2017
Finances In 2016-2017, GlobeMed at Emory raised $5,000 for MAP Foundation to support projects in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Revenue Events (Campaigns)
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Our Future Dear Friends, As GlobeMed at Emory enters its seventh year, we find ourselves blessed with an amazingly dedicated group of staff and executive board members who will be returning to GlobeMed, and look forward to meeting all the new members who will be joining our club. This summer, our 2017 GROW team was very busy during their time at the Migrant Assistance Program (MAP), working both to deepen our relationship with our partner as well as documenting their experiences in a way that will help in conveying to others in our community the importance of MAP’s work. Our other executive board members have also been hard at work this summer, as we look to continue and improve upon the work of our chapter. In addition to our annual Zombie 5K and Thai Tea House, we look to form new relationships and foster collaboration with other organizations on our campus. We will also be emphasizing the integration of ghU and GROW, such that we can focus on social justice, health, equity, and their relationship to our partner during our weekly ghU discussions. We hope to continue building upon the close relationship each member of our GROW team has individually fostered with MAP staff as we enter the new year to have more meaningful and frequent partner communication. This is a part of our continued efforts to improve staff involvement and understanding of our partner’s work. Lastly, without our committed staff members, we would not have been able to achieve all that we have accomplished. As such, we will be focusing our efforts in the coming weeks into recruiting a diverse staff of students who will, like us, be passionate about GlobeMed and MAP—who will become our next generation of leaders and improve upon the work we have done over the past six years.
Sincerely, Juliette Silverman and Mialovena Exume 2017-2018 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Emory
“As an international student from Thailand, being a part of GlobeMed at Emory had a special impact on me. Although my interest in the organization didn’t stem from the knowledge of its partner in Thailand, I am grateful for that fact, as it taught me about the important work being done for migrants in the country I called home, opening my eyes to a very important issue I had not been very aware of living in Bangkok. It equipped me to better understand and tackle obstacles to global health equity, fueling not only my passion, but also my confidence and drive in learning about and working for the movement.” -- Sasicha Manupipatpong, Class of 2017
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Published on Oct 12, 2017