GLOBEMED AT GEORGETOWN 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 Georgetown University
Dear friends, This has been a year of growth and development for the GlobeMed at Georgetown chapter. We are rising in numbers and in enthusiasm while continuing to develop a presence on campus. With the help of our dedicated Eboard, we have been able to recruit amazing young staff members and create a new atmosphere of excitement while we build our relationships with our partner and Georgetown. Being with so many like-minded and passionate people has been a truly amazing experience for us. We are thankful for this opportunity and are looking forward to an even bigger and better year in 2012-2013!
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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
GlobeMed Love, Sara Clemens and Anna Trakhtenberg 2011-2012 Co-Presidents
15 THANK YOU
ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
GlobeMed at Georgetown University
The GlobeMed at Georgetown chapter was founded by Anja Frost, a rising senior Biology of Global Health major. Our partnership with Primeros Pasos began in September, 2012. Our chapter consists of an eleven member executive board and approximately 20 staff members. This year, we raised over $7000, enough to almost fully fund the new nutrition program at Primeros Pasos, where the rate of childhood malnutrition is one of the highest in the world. Two of our members traveled to Guatemala for the GROW trip, where they worked in the field evaluating the effectiveness of the program that we worked to fund.
since our founding in september 2010 , our chapter has grown from 09 to 30 members.
OUR PARTNER Primeros Pasos
WORKS IN QUEZALTENANGO, GUATEMALA POPULATION: 225,000
KEY FACT: Chronic malnutrition is the single biggest contributor to the deaths of children under 5 in Guatemala. KEY FACT: Guatemalaâ€™s average per capita income is $2,700, but half of its 14 million residents live on less than $2 a day.
Quezaltenango is also known by its native name, Xela. Primeros Pasos serves the impoverished, rural Palajunoj Valley. While healthcare is public in Guatemala, there is great disparity in the provision of care. The majority of Guatemalans live in rural areas, many speaking one of Guatemalaâ€™s twentythree indigenous languages as their first language, and these residents often lack access to or receive sub-standard care. In the Palajunoj Valley, there is only one government-employed doctor to attend to the medical needs of 15,000 residents. Overtaxed natural resources, polluted drinking water, and a lack of appropriate garbage control have lead to more cases of malnutrition, transmittable diseases, parasitic infections, and upper respiratory infections than the existing public healthcare system can address.
ABOUT PRIMEROS PASOS FOUNDED IN 2002 Primeros Pasos was formed in June 2002 as a non-profit organization under the name of Salud de Tierra Colorada, based out of a rural clinic in Tierra Colorada Baja, a primary Mayan Quiche community in the outskirts of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. The program focus was to provide free medical service, medication and basic health education to the children of Tierra Colorada and neighboring communities through the public school system. Today, Primeros Pasos is the only reliable and affordable source of local health care for the residents of the Palajunoj Valley. The clinic has a long-term vision for the improvement of healthcare in the Palajunoj Valley, integrating its clinical healthcare service with health education and preventative care. The Primeros Pasos/GlobeMed at Georgetown partnership began in Fall, 2012.
Dear Friends, Primeros Pasos aims to improve the quality of life of the rural communities of the Palajunoj Valley of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, through integrated health education programs and access to medical services. Over the last eight years we have expanded our programs to address the needs of the people we serve, however, without outside help we cannot sustainably grow as an organization. According to USAID, the overall chronic malnutrition rate in Guatemala for children less than five years old is 50%, higher than any other country in Central America and higher than many African countries. Although, in the past we treated patients with malnutrition and touched on the topic in our women’s health education program, we were not specifically reaching out to this vulnerable population. This year, with the help of our partners at GlobeMed – Georgetown, we were able to start our first Nutritional Recuperation Program. We now give immediate treatment to recuperate the health of children under five whom if left untreated would have detrimental and lasting medical consequences such as stunted growth and reduced mental faculties. Moreover, the parents of these children are given practical knowledge and tools to maintain healthy and hygienic home, which will help sustain their children's health for years to come. Not only has GlobeMed – Georgetown helped us fund this initiative; their students have also helped us plan, implement, and evaluate the program for ensured effectiveness. We continue to work with them to brainstorm ways to expand the program to meet the demand for our services. There are still so many people in the Valley we hope to reach out to. We appreciate all the support that we have received from Georgetown and are so grateful to all of the GlobeMed donors. We hope to continue this collaboration in the future. Best, Megan Elizabeth Peyton
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A MESSAGE FROM OUR Primeros Pasos PARTNER
OUR PROJECT Primeros Pasos
GlobeMed at Georgetown University Why nutrition? All children currently participating in the Primeros Pasos Healthy Schools program are evaluated for malnutrition when they visit the clinic. To-date, over 50 percent of children attended to as part of this program are considered malnourished. Although there has been a significant reduction in the number of children classified as mildly, moderately,or severely malnourished since the inception of the Healthy Schools Program high rates of malnutrition continue to be a problem for families of the Valley, despite Primeros Pasos’ efforts.
25 FAMILIES TO ATTEND NUTRITION CLASSES TO IMPROVE THE NUTRITION OF THEIR CHILDREN
$6,910 TO HELP WITH FUNDING TO HIRE A NUTRITIONIST, NUTRITIONIST’S ASSISTANT, LAB TECHNICIAN WORK, LAB SUPPLIES, FORTIFIED ATOL, MULTIVITAMINS, DIDACTIC MATERIALS
Our project is the development of a comprehensive Nutrition Program for schoolchildren in the Palajunoj Valley." Our project's goal is to reduce the level of Grade I and II Malnutrition rates by 8% annually for schoolage children in the Palajunoj Valley, Quetzaltenango, who participate in the Healthy Schools program. Primeros Pasos attends to approximately 3,000 schoolchildren each year. In the beginning stages of the program, Primeros Pasos will provide at least 25 children a month with the nutritional supplements needed to improve their health status of malnutrition and educate families how to make better health and hygiene choices.
Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
GlobeMed at Georgetown hosted a water balloon toss the day of the Wiz Khalifa concert in order to raise funds for our partner
We hosted several bake sales throughout the year. Our members and Eboard donated baked goods, and we camped out in the library during finals to spread cheer!
GlobeMed at Georgetown reached out to our friends and family during the holiday season and had a very successful individual giving campaign.
Total funds raised for Primeros Pasos in 2011-2012:
$6,910 Since 2011, GlobeMed at Georgetown has raised $6,910 for our partner, Primeros Pasos, in order to jump start a nutrition program and provide health education for the local community.
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 had quite the presence this year, and hopes to expand its' influence this upcoming semester. Every meeting included a globalhealthU presentation on a particular topic e.g. structural violence, malnutrition rates in Guatemala, different types of marketing involved in fundraising for Primeros Pasos/other similar types of organizations. Each presentation was followed up by a discussion and opportunity to ask questions. Our favorite track was discussing the many ways non-profits spread the message about their respective causes, and which style of marketing was most effective in recruiting help from the community.
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.
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:
The community building events directed towards the executive board were extremely successful and allowed us to come together as a cohesive unit. In the coming year we plan on enhancing community building on the staff-wide level to help promote a greater sense of unity within the Georgetown chapter. We hope to maintain a good attendance at staff meetings and give people a greater desire to be the change!
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COMMUNITY BUILDING Â
[GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK]
“It was amazing to see how all of our eﬀorts back at Georgetown are being used!” -- Kipp Searles, c/o 2014
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MAY 26 2012– JUNE 24 2012
# OF GROW INTERNS: LENGTH OF STAY:
WORK DESCRIPTION: Working with Primeros Pasos on the new Nutrition Program. We will be monitoring and evaluating the progress and success of the program. We will also be working with families educating them on proper nutrition.
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.
“INJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.” MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
GLOBEMED AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY joined 45 other GlobeMed chapters across the nation in a networkwide 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.
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WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
Number of professors who participated in the WDSJ Teach-In: Participating Departments:
GLOBEMED TEACH-IN HIGHLIGHTS: A majority of our Mathematics professors were from our International Health department, so social justice was an easy term to discuss. However, it was encouraging to see their enthusiasm for WDSJ. Our Latin American History favorite highlight was that of a presentation made by a Latin American History Professor, who went into to detail about social justice in Mexico, including its history and origin. Also, his class discussed social justice in a larger context around the world.
”In Argentina we see gestures of populist welfare by Evita [Eva Peron, first lady of Argentina 1946-1955]. She understands very well the struggles of the typical Argentine...What we see in her rhetoric is what we might now see in the Occupy Movement with the 1% and the 99%, or what she calls the oligarchs and the common people. What she wants to see is a greater distribution of resources, where the rich are less rich and the poor are less poor.” - Brian McCann, Latin American History
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.
2012 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT
2012 DELEGATES: Kipp Searles
â€œYou must experience the Summit to fully understand how inspirational and enlightening it is, everyone should go!â€? -- Kipp Searles, c/o 2014
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.
"GlobeMed transformed my understanding of global health and the power of partnerships. Furthermore, GlobeMed allowed me to become a better leader and listener, and taught me to be resilient in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges.â€? â€“ Ashley Sharp, c/o 2012
Our mission for the 2012-2013 is threefold. First, we hope to expand membership and hold a benefit dinner centered around nutrition in order to raise funds and awareness. Improving nutrition in Quezaltenango is essential for Guatemalans to break the cycle of poverty. Living in DC gives us the unique opportunity to engage policy makers, global health experts, and non-governmental organizations to speak to the campus about the importance of nutrition on health and liveliness. Second, we hope to be more connected to our clinic abroad by bringing our mission stateside. The District of Columbia has HIV rates higher than multiple African nations, and our chapter hopes to volunteer in clinics around DC in order to get a better idea of the importance of delivering these crucial health services. Third, we hope to engage our chapter with the GlobeMed network. This organization gains strength through the notion that college student can come together and partner with clinics abroad to provide essential and quality health services to their local communities. We hope that our chapter can gain inspiration from other chaptersâ€™ successes, exchange ideas that work, and truly become a part of the GlobeMed family.
ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
FINANCES In 2011 – 2012, GlobeMed at Georgetown University raised $6,910 for Primeros Pasos to support projects in Quezaltenango, Guatemala.
Revenue! Events !
OPERATIONS & GRANTS!
Current Finances! Cash Reserves!
2012-2013 University Funding!
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GlobeMed at Georgetown University Annual Report 2011-2012