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GlobeMed at George Washington University 2016 – 2017 ANNUAL REPORT


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 – the ability to not only survive but thrive – 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.

Message from

The Co-Presidents Dear Friends, We started the year off by building upon the framework Pooja and Happy, our past co-presidents, had so laid down for us. They strengthened our chapter by implementing attendance policies and community bonding so that we could work better as a united group. These policies became vital to the chapter and to continue the improvement, we started a point system for our members. Different levels of involvement within the chapter and in GlobeMed as a whole would result in recognition and small prizes. By having a strong and well-bonded group of members, we are able to successfully carry out a number of fundraisers and awareness events. We kept the tradition of hosting our Annual Gala, World Day of Social Justice, Hydrate for Humanity, and several restaurant fundraisers. We also added new campaign and awareness events that we tailored specifically to the GW campus and Set Her Free such as a talent competition, a Valentine’s Day sale of Set Her Free merchandise, a Holiday Ugly Sweater Sale, and the celebration of International Women’s Day. Additionally, we were able to adjust the committees within the chapter to promote further growth. We added a grant writing committee, we redefined our community outreach committee, and we placed a greater emphasis on our partner liaison position to promote Set Her Free merchandise. We also worked on creating GHU sessions that were more relevant in regards to issues our members cared about or wanted to learn more about. By incorporating more relevant information, we were also able to have more in-depth and important conversations about public health. Next year, we plan on growing our grant-writing committee to help our members develop critical skills to the public health world and to further promote our chapter. We also plan on assigning a “school” liaison for each different college within GWU to ameliorate diverse connections throughout the university. Additionally, we will continue strengthening our campaigns that proved successful this year. Overall, we hope to carry over the enthusiasm and perseverance that our members displayed this year. We’re confident that Amanda and Ethan will do a wonderful job leading the chapter in doing so. We are both grateful to have had the opportunity to serve as GlobeMed at GWU’s presidents this past year, this chapter has given so much to both of us the past few years, we hope we were able to give it back and leave a positive mark. Sincerely, Aria Vyas and Nazia Hossain 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at GWU

About our Chapter

GlobeMed at GWU GlobeMed at the George Washington University (GWU) was founded in 2007. In the Spring of 2007, GlobeMed at GWU partnered with a university-based grassroots organization in Rwanda called the Rwanda Village Concept Project (RVCP) and began a project to revive a health clinic that had been destroyed by the Rwandan Genocide. By 2008, the partners installed electricity and running water in the Huye Health Clinic in Butare, Rwanda. GlobeMed at GWU was able to fund various construction projects and health initiatives that RVCP implemented, including a Maternal Health Education Program (MHEP) and Income-Generating Cooperative. At the end of 2013, GlobeMed at GWU and RVCP worked together to make the MHEP and the income-generating health initiatives community based and sustained. In the Spring of 2014, after raising over $70,000 for RVCP and sending 28 GROW interns to work with RVCP throughout the years, GlobeMed at GWU re-partnered with Set Her Free (SHF), an organization that works to empower and educate young girls in Kampala, Uganda. Through the partnership, GlobeMed at GWU started a Reusable Sanitary Pad Program to provide proper menstruation tools for 200 school girls in Rakai Village. The program aims to reduce absenteeism and increase school performance. During the second GROW internship in Summer 2015, GlobeMed and Set Her Free re-evaluated the partnership and decided that GlobeMed should play a more direct role in SHF by funding the vocational tailoring program and overseeing the planning of a Tailoring Center. The Tailoring Center would provide internships for Set Her Free graduates as well as generate income for the organization. However, in early 2016, Set Her Free received a PEPFAR grant that expedited the establishment of the Tailoring Center and allowed it to open its doors for business this year. Over the past year, GlobeMed at GWU has supported the maintenance of the tailoring center by funding fabric, overhead costs, sewing machines and more. This year, we were able to expand our chapter to almost 50 members, hosted multiple successful events, created partnerships with other GW organizations and raised almost $10,000 for Set Her Free. We are also excited to be sending four GROW Interns to Set Her Free this summer for our fourth year of partnership!

since our founding in 2007, our chapter has grown from 30 to 50 members

since our founding in 2007, our chapter has raised $90,000

145 girls received comprehensive rehabilitative services from Set Her Free in 2016.

Our Partnership Set Her Free

Founded in 2011 Set Her Free was created to address the inequities women face in Uganda. Its ultimate goal is to equip young girls and women with the knowledge and skills they need to live self determined lives--forever breaking the cycle of poverty. Set Her Free teaches skills like hairdressing and tailoring in its vocational program, and sponsors many girls and women to achieve formal education. GlobeMed at GW has been partnered with Set Her Free since 2013. Over the past 4 years, we have worked to develop a reusable sanitary pad distribution program in hopes of keeping girls in school, and we helped jumpstart Set Her Free’s tailoring center.

Kampala, Uganda Population: 1.2 Million Kampala is the capital of Uganda. As one of the fastest growing cities on the planet, it is home to large centers of commerce and business. Often, girls and young women from rural Ugandan villages move to Kampala in search of work to support themselves and their families. However, with women being twice as likely to be unemployed and earning half as much as men in the same positions, many of these women resort to prostitution to support themselves and their families. This perpetuates the cycle of poverty further. Set Her Free was created with a vision to empower women in Ugandan. It works to rehabilitate women who have been victims of poverty. Its founders believe firmly that every women deserves to have a support system and education.

Our Project BY THE NUMBERS: 12 women are currently employed by Set Her Free’s tailoring shop. Cost of project: $8,370 What the money directly funded: Sweater and industrial sewing machines, fabric, yarn and thread.

GlobeMed at George Washington University raised $8,370 to fund the expansion of Set Her Free’s tailoring shop, supplying it with modern machinery to meet the demands of its community. In the 2016-2017 school year, GlobeMed at George Washington University successfully raised $8,370 for Set Her Free to expand its tailoring center to better meet the demand in its community. We funded the purchasing of new machinery, including a sweater machine, five industrial sewing machines, one thread winder machine, and fabric and yarn to prepare the shop for its orders. The tailoring shop received uniform orders from schools and business from its local Kawempe community. Set Her Free’s tailoring shop served as a step-down service for SHF vocational school graduates who were not ready for complete independence, who have benefited from additional learning opportunities throughout their time working in the shop. Ultimately, the shop benefited the women it employed and their families. The shop also created 1,500 reusable sanitary pad kits that were distributed to school-aged girls in Rakai, Uganda in partnership with a U.S. embassy sponsored PEPFAR grant. As it develops, it grows closer to becoming profitable, with the ultimate goal of Set Her Free becoming self-sustaining.

Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.

Event Title

Event Description

GW GlobeMed Gala

In the fall GW GlobeMed threw a gala with guest speaker Robin Nestler (co-founder of Set Her Free) and keynote speaker Victor Roy (co-founder of GlobeMed).

GlobeMed Talent Show

In the spring, we hosted a talent show with acts from throughout GW, performing for the benefit of Set Her Free.

Individual Team Fundraisers

The chapter was split into groups of 5-6 people and they competed against each other to see who can run the most successful fundraiser.

Ugly Sweater Sale

Revenue $1963



Our chapter decorated christmas/holiday sweaters and sold them on campus.


SHF Valentine’s Day Sale

We showcased and sold SHF merchandise at different events around campus while educating different populations of students.


Other Partnerships

We partnered with local restaurants and businesses that would donate a portion of their profits during a specific time.


Total funds raised for Set Her Free in 2016-2017:


“Since 2010, GlobeMed at The George Washington University has raised over $18,000 to support Set Her Free empower the elderly in Kampala, Uganda and.”

Campaign Highlights GlobeMed Gala

Talent Show

For the 2016 Gala we had Robin Nestler the co-founder of our partner organization Set Her Free as well as Victor Roy the co-founder of GlobeMed come and discuss the importance of global support. This event helps us to raise money and awareness of global health on campus. The event had around 100 attendees and with the help of the silent auction was able to raise a total of $1963.

The 2017 Talent Show allowed students from our own chapter as well as the greater GW community to come together and show off their special talents for the benefit of our partner organization. Acts ranged from displays of unique cultural arts all the way to a stand up comedy routine. We had about 80 attendees and again with the help fo the silent auction raised a total of $650.

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 2016 – 2017: 45 Number of community-building events: 2 Community Building aimed to foster and strengthen friendships among GlobeMed members. Bonding games, such as icebreakers, took place at the beginning of almost every meeting. This allowed for new members to get to know other members of the club, as well as establish new friendships among returning members. Two mandatory retreats were held. One took place in the fall, and this retreat was a scavenger hunt at the National Mall. The second retreat took place in the spring, and was a trivia/jeopardy game. Both of these events allowed for members to bond with people they normally would not. Overall, the bonding events held by Community Builders allowed for members of Globemed to get out of their comfort zones, make new friends, and create a stronger group.

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.

Between the 2015-2016 school year, the globalhealthU team was committed to covering topics affecting our local and the global community. From gentrification in Washington D.C. to the history of Uganda, our partner organizations location, our curriculum centers questions of global health. During our second semester, we chose to focus specifically on the current climate of our country and the world around us, as we face a particularly politically and socially tumultuous time. We discussed how global health intersected with the Syranian refugee crisis, the Flint water crisis, and the Global Gag Rule; in addition, we grappled with our own role in these issues.

KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR Is health a human right?

How does privilege affect access to healthcare?

Who has more rights than other?

How is health influenced by ones environment?

globalhealthU highlights from the year

Opioid Epidemic Presentation At this GHU meeting we had a member of the GHU team present on the rise of opioid use and overdose deaths growing in America in recent years. We broke up into small groups and discussed what recent political challenges such as reduced federal funding for drug addiction programs would affect the growth of opioid use in America. Then we brainstormed different solutions to this crisis.

Flint Water Crisis Presentation In this GHU presentation we discussed the Flint water crisis, how it developed, how implicit racial housing biases affected the crisis, and how public health officials could play a role. We focused on how the people of Flint still don’t have access to clean water although the media attention has turned away from the issue.

Local DC Gentrification Presentation This GHU presentation analyzed city gentrification can restrict the access of low-income people to healthcare resources in their own neighborhoods. As a university in DC, we turned this analysis to our own city and we discussed what areas of our own city had seen gentrification and what we could do as public health workers.

World Day of Social Justice [February 20, 2016]

[What did you do for WDSJ 2016?]

On World Day of Social Justice, members of GW GlobeMed wrote down their favorite quotes about women and social justice. Students chose quotes that were important to them and they shared it with the entire chapter and with their family and friends on social media. All members posted their photos on either Facebook, Instagram, etc. People’s quotes ranged from various topics such as peace, women’s rights, equality, religion, freedom, power, etc. The goal of this activity was to start up conversations about these crucial topics within our chapter but also, around campus and to friends and family back home.

2017 Summit

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. List of 2017 Summit delegates:

Ramie Abounaja Grace Petr Shannon Forsythe Cameron St. Germain Ethan Boultinghouse

# of GROW Interns: 4 Length of Stay: 4


July 5, 2017 - August 5, 2017 DATES OF TRAVEL:

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.

While on GROW, interns will be assessing the success of ongoing projects as well as discovering ways to improve the current projects for the both workers and for the partner organization. In addition, interns will be educating girls of various age groups regarding long-term goal-making, female empowerment, and mental health. Interns will also be establishing a strong social media presence centered around the deconstruction of stereotypes commonly associated with Africa.

“This is not just a typical service trip. It’s not about inflating our morality or our egos. While a part of this is for our growth as individuals and as a Globemed Chapter. This is, and always will be, primarily about the single mothers and young orphans. This is about the survivors of sex trafficking. We are traveling 7,183 miles so that we can do whatever we can to ensure that these people can continue to survive and flourish under Set Her Free.” -- Vishesh Javangula, GROW Coordinator 2017

Finances In 2016-2017, GlobeMed at The George Washington University raised $7,617.3 for Set Her Free to support projects in Kampala, Uganda.

Revenue Events (Campaigns)










Internal Chapter Revenue




Expenses Campaigns





Put sum of all expenses boxes

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


$9,000 $7,617.30 $200

GlobeMed at GWU

Our Future Dear Friends, It has been an immense privilege to be members of GlobeMed at GWU. Not only has the work been extremely rewarding, but it has also helped us expand our knowledge and understanding of global health disparities, gender inequality and social justice. As Co-Presidents of our chapter next year, we look to ensure that others have the same opportunity, to learn and grow within the GlobeMed community as we have had and to further strengthen our partnership with Set Her Free. Set Her Free’s goal is to provide women with the skills and resources necessary to build self-sustaining lives. This can only be achieved by the support from our generous sponsors. From their support, Set Her Free has grown immensely in the past five years. If you are interested in donating, please visit our global giving page.

Sincerely, Amanda Abraham & Ethan Boultinghouse 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at GlobeMed at George Washington University

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Executive Board GlobeMed at GWU

External Co-President

Zia Hossain

Internal Co-President

Aria Vyas

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GROW Coordinator

Vishesh Javangula


globalhealthU Coordinator

Shannon Forsythe


globalhealthU Coordinator

Ella Schneiberg


Campaign Coordinator

Adam Ricker


Campaign Coordinator

Rachel Metz


Director of Awareness

Amanda Abraham |

Director of Communications

Ethan Boultinghouse |

Director of Communications Director of Community Building

Grace Townsend Laura Ofiara

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Director of Finances

Daniella Olinula


Director of Sponsorships

McKenzie Gray


Partner Liaison

Grace Petr


Supporters A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2016 – 2017 year a great success:

INDIVIDUALS Alyssa Smaldino Andrew Petr Barbara Cooper Barbara Deming Bebe Kiffin Bradley Davis Bryn Davis Carol Oliveira Christopher Ricker Diane Davis George Davis Judith Mcdonald Kaye Beth Lisa Mahaffey Lori Boultinghouse

INDIVIDUALS Lori Boultinghouse Mary Pribek Meaghan Wilson Nick Shaerf Patrick & Kara Boultinghouse Paula Colledge Robin Nestler Suzanne Levesque Torrey & Mark Krebs ORGANIZATIONS Set Her Free

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GlobeMed at George Washington University Annual Report 2016-17  
GlobeMed at George Washington University Annual Report 2016-17