GlobeMed at Georgetown 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, Supporters, and GlobeMed Members: This past academic year, GlobeMed at Georgetown has continued to be impactful on campus and to our partner, Primeros Pasos. We fell short of our fundraising goal, but worked on key areas such as growing closer as a group, increasing our presence on campus, and continuing to grow awareness about our cause. Our goals were similar to the ones drawn out in the 2014-2015 year: increase communication with Primeros Pasos and increase the number of members at GlobeMed at Georgetown. Through guerrilla campaigns, bake sales, and fundraising events, we grew closer as a group while spreading the purpose of our mission. This year, we were not able to increase communications with our partner due to new administrators and directors in the clinic. However, communications can be increased in the upcoming year as there will not be new turnover in administration . Our new members continue to be extremely dedicated to our mission and passionate about global health and social justice. They were hardworking, stepping up on multiple occasions with brainstorming new ideas for campaigns, reaching out to businesses for donations, and creating flyers and spreading them throughout campus. We engaged in thoughtful discussion that challenged our worldviews, made ourselves think critically about development, and increased our knowledge. We are excited for next year as we watch our current, dedicated members, in addition to hopefully new, energetic members, continue to grow GlobeMed on Georgetownâ€™s campus. Primeros Pasos has developed significantly since the beginning of our partnership and GlobeMed at Georgetown has facilitated that improvement at the clinic. The monetary donation makes significant impact on what our partner is able to provide with their programming. Our members at GlobeMed, many of whom have not visited our partner, are motivated to help. Our clinic, even though we werenâ€™t in contact as much as we would have hoped, continue to send updates. We are able to track the changes through communication and see how the clinic has evolved. Next year, we hope to continue to increase our communications with our partner, and at the same time, continue to recruit more dedicated members who wish to help advocate and assist our partner. As we and our fellow executive board members have bonded, we are so honored and proud to be able to lead a group of students to create change and empower individuals to improve their lives; likewise, as we empower the community we are helping, we as students feel empowered to make this type of impact as college students. We hope that feeling spread to our members, generating a group of college students who want to create life dedicated to service, passion, and change. Sincerely, Chandler Hinson and Kayla Mardin 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Georgetown University
About our Chapter
GlobeMed at Georgetown
In 2010, a group of students at Georgetown came together with a like-minded vision for global equity and social justice to establish GlobeMed at Georgetown. Though we were initially partnered with an organization in Peru, we re-partnered the following year with Primeros Pasos, our current partner located in Quetzaltenango, guatemala. Our chapter has helped to fund the Nutrition Recuperation Program, which gives mothers and children education and tools to prevent chronic malnutrition. Additionally, we have funded the Healthy Schools Program, which provides preventative health education to primary schools surrounding the clinic. With more than 20 members, our group has raised more than $10,000 since our inception. We cannot wait for our impact to grow in the future.
since our founding in August 2010, our chapter has grown from 7 to 20+ members
since our founding in August 2010, our chapter has raised $10,000+
KEY FACT: 50% of all children under the age of 5 have stunted growth.
Our Partnership Primeros Pasos
Founded in 2002 Primeros Pasos, a non-profit clinic located in the valley of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, was founded in 2002. Before the clinic was established, the residents in the area had limited access to primary health care facilities. Currently, Primeros Pasos is the only comprehensive and affordable health care facility available to many of these residents. Roughly 60% of the population is indigenous, so the clinic provides services primarily to rural, indigenous families in the area. Overall in Guatemala, 50% of children under the age of 5 are malnourished, while the rate is closer to 70% for Guatemalaâ€™s indigenous population. The clinic is battling these statistics though their Nutrition Recuperation Program, admitting women or their children who are deemed malnourished and working with them to recover from this chronic illness. In addition, they are tackling the problem at the source through their Health School Program by teaching preventative health knowledge to children, including hygiene, self-esteem, and reproductive health.
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Population: 152,000 Guatemalaâ€™s political system is corrupt. The government is poorly run, with millions of dollars being embezzled from the people of Guatemala. With so much money being taken and not invested back to the people, the health care system has suffered greatly. The previous president and vice president both stepped down due to corruption charges. There is much inequality in the distribution of the limited resources, with most resources being sent to the capital, leaving rural areas stripped of resources, which has created major health disparities.
GlobeMed at Georgetown raised $455.00 for the Nutrition Recuperation Program,
The Nutrition Recuperation Program supports chronically malnourished families with medical assistance and preventative health education. This includes weekly charlas, or classes, about nutritional topics, with mothers and children, as well as home visits to help women create gardens, check the hygiene of the kitchen and other parts of the home, and ensure that families are practicing what is being taught in classes. This program now give s 55 families the tools to have a healthy and balanced diet.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
We sold roses on campus during the week of Valentineâ€™s Day.
An education campaign where we asked students to tell us what health is to them.
Chapter members reached out to friends and family for support.
South Block Fundraiser
We hosted a benefit night at a local artisan cafe and earned a portion of proceeds for the night.
Total funds raised for [partner] in 2015-2016:
Since 2011, GlobeMed at Georgetown has raised more than $10,000 to support Primeros Pasos in reducing rates of chronic malnutrition among the rural and indigenous populations in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
Campaign Highlights HEALTH IS... ROSE SALE Primeros Pasos was our valentine this year! We sold roses the week of Valentineâ€™s Day to students and members of the Georgetown community.
Through this educational campaign, we asked students to write down what health means to them. We got a variety of answers, and were delighted to find that mental health was mentioned as much as physical health!
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: 20 Number of community-building events: 2 We had two chapter dinners where we shared stories and made memories together. After these dinners, we felt that we got to know each other on a more personal level , which strengthened our team dynamic and created a more tight-knit community. We hope to expand this area in our chapter next year and host more events and retreats.
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.
KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR How do we define health?
During the 2016-2017 year, our ghU curriculum experienced progress from years past. GhU’s were held more often and despite having a small chapter of members, each member contributed positively to discussions and activities during ghU. We still have a long way to go in terms of making ghU more interactive and more of a focus during our weekly meetings, but we are confident that with our new members, ghU will only continue to make progress. Some of our most enriching ghU discussions focused on mental health, as we challenged ourselves to think of health not only in the physical sense. Additionally, other ghU highlights include talks about environmental racism and the WHO’s sustainable development goals (SDG’s). We hope to expand more of our ghU events to the public and we could not be more excited to see how ghU grows this year along with the other elements of our chapter! Sincerely, Mary Marchese ghU Coordinator, 2016-2017 GlobeMed at Georgetown
What is the role of education in healthcare access?
In what ways does the environment affect health?
How the health disparities that we see internationally similar or different from those that we see in our own backyard?
How effective are the sustainable development goals in ensuring equitable healthcare access?
globalhealthU highlights from the year
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS This was one of our most enriching ghU discussions where we compared and contrasted the old millennium development goals with the current sustainable development goals. We further discussed which goals were most significant for our partner, Primeros Pasos.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DISPARITIES To delve into topics like environmental racism, we explored how environmental conditions have impacts on public and individual health. This provided us with an opportunity to compare and contrast the environmental health disparities that exist domestically and internationally.
SCREENING ON â€œLIVING ON ONE DOLLARâ€? This was a public film screening of the film in which two men spend a few months in rural Guatemala living on an average of one dollar a day, which is typically what migrant farm workers in Guatemala would make. This was a good way for members of our chapter to look at the realities of economic life for many people in Guatemala, like the individuals that our partner serves in Xela, Guatemala.
3 Length of Stay: 6 weeks DATES OF TRAVEL: May 18 - June 29 # of GROW Interns:
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.
Our GROW interns worked on a project to increase access to soap in schools of the Palajunoj Valley, as hand washing greatly decreases the spread of bacterial and parasitic disease. Our interns also partnered with the education program to work with the Healthy Schools Program in providing preventative health education to students in primary schools, on topics including hygiene, nutrition, self-esteem, and reproductive health.
“I learned that global health is more than allocating resources it’s about empowering people to take charge of their own health and giving voices to the systematically silenced” -Reena Goswami ‘19
Finances In 2016-2017, GlobeMed at Georgetown raised $455 for Primeros Pasos to support projects in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
Revenue Events (Campaigns)
Internal Chapter Revenue TOTAL 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 Georgetown
Our Future Dear Friends, The 2017-2018 academic year brings new opportunities for our partnership with Primeros Pasos to grow. In addition to our continued support of Primeros Pasos’ Nutritional Recuperation Program, we will also be working with Primeros Pasos to implement a Parent Education Program to expand health promotion programs in local schools to the students’ parents. We are hoping to improve the quality and duration of ghU discussion through new member participation and input. Furthermore, we are planning to schedule more community building events to increase member retention. Sincerely, Mary Marchese and Reena Goswami 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Georgetown
“GlobeMed has has taught me the importance of valuing the people we work with and focus on their needs more so than what the donor wants to provide. In addition, as a GROW intern I got a chance to appreciate how local ownership of projects and initiatives are the key to sustainability of those projects. Globemed is focused on long lasting partnership on the ground by building a level of trust with the community and continuous presence.” - Marjia Jannati ‘17
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Reena Goswami | firstname.lastname@example.org
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GROW Coordinator globalhealthU Coordinatorr Campaign Coordinator Director of Communications Director of Community Building Director of Finances
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