GlobeMed at MIT 2015 â€“ 2016 ANNUAL REPORT
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Vision We envision a world in which health â€“ the ability to not only survive but thrive â€“ is possible for all people, regardless of where they call home.
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.
The Co-Presidents Dear Friends, What an amazing year it has been for GlobeMed at MIT! We are thrilled to update you with the progress we have made during the 2015-2016 school year. Last year, we endeavored to strengthen our community within GlobeMed at MIT while continuing to deepen our partnership with Hope Through Health. Our priorities for the year included advocacy and how to channel our passions and voice into action along with thinking critically about our role and how we can further and more effectively impact Hope Through Health. We had a year full of exciting events, including our second annual Gala for Hope and our third annual spring conference, allowing for the chance to connect with exciting and inspiring speakers and the passionate individuals from the whole Boston community. We introduced a new three week long seminar series during our January term here on campus, and worked to connect further with individuals from MIT and beyond who share our ideas. Led by our motivated campaigns team, we continued to fundraise on campus introducing new fundraising events including an Ugly Sweater sale and continuing our successful Pagne and Shades Against Aids campaigns. Overall, we raised over $8,000 and continued to grow in terms of our membership, events, and determination! The coming year has some exciting new changes as well! We are restructuring our executive board in order to increase communication and collaboration between teams, and we plan on partnering and advocating with a local organization in Boston to allow our members to connect to the global health movement in multiple ways. Our partner continues to make strides in Togo as they launched a groundbreaking maternal and child health expansion project, which has already served thousands of patients. We thank Hope Through Health, Association Espoir pour Demain, the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center at MIT, GlobeMed Global Headquarters, and all of our friends and network for their constant support. Finally, our members have inspired us everyday and we cannot thank each and everyone enough for the endless time, drive, and thought put into our organization. We canâ€™t wait to see the further progress we make over the next year! Sincerely, Kristen Finney & Julia Heyman 2015-2016 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at MIT
About our Chapter
[GlobeMed at MIT]
GlobeMed at MIT was founded in 2011 and has been partnered with Hope Through Health since 2012. Over the past three years, the club has expanded from a handful of members to now almost 50 committed students. Since the beginning of our partnership, we have sent seven teams to Togo with the goal of building the clinic's technical capacity, raised over $40,000, and won several awards for outstanding student leadership at MIT.
since our founding in 2011, our chapter has grown from 8 to 47 members
since our founding in 2011, our chapter has raised over $40,000 for our partner Hope through Health
7 out of 10 people lack access to adequate healthcare, and 1 out of 10 children born will not live to see their fifth birthday.
Our Partnership Hope Through Health (HTH)
Founded in 2004 Hope Through Health began in 2004 when a group of U.S Peace Corps volunteers in Togo joined together with an association of people living with HIV/AIDS, called Association Espoir pour Demain (AED-Lidaw). They were united under the belief of bringing HIV care and treatment services to the northern region of Togo, where the population of HIV/AIDS-affected individuals was largely unsupported by any healthcare system. HTH and AED have since established one of the most effective models of healthcare delivery in Togo. AED provides service for over 1,700 patients at its five current locations in Kara, Kante, Bafilo, Kabou, and Ketao, and its current programs that include ARV distribution, psychosocial counseling, prevention of mother to child transmission, and orphans and vulnerable children. HTHâ€™s emphasis on community involvement has led to its impressive efficacy. In 2012, GlobeMed at MIT began its partnership with HTH. Our projects have focused on building the clinicsâ€™ technological capacity in order to improve the quality of care delivered to the ever-expanding patient population.
Population: 95,000 Togo is a small nation in West Africa, bordered by Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Benin. The country long suffered from political unrest: several years following its independence from France, Togo came under the control of the military dictatorship of General Gnassingbe Eyadema for nearly four decades, until recently when his son was elected president in 2005. The medical system of Togo is built on a pay-per-service model, too costly for the majority of the population, 73% of which live on less than $2 per day. Seven of ten individuals lack access to adequate healthcare services, and one out of ten children born will not live to see their fifth birthday, according to the HTH Annual Report of 2015.
BY THE NUMBERS: 16 staff members trained 4 computers donated 4 weeks of lessons 5 clinics impacted
GlobeMed at MIT sent four of its members to northern Togo to teach computer literacy at the four satellite HIV/AIDS clinics run by Association Espoir pour Demain.
Over the past few years, Association Espoir pour Demain has expanded beyond its main HIV/AIDS clinic in Kara, Togo to four satellite clinics in neighboring towns. Previous GROW trips have focused on this main clinic, but this past January four members of GlobeMed at MITâ€™s team travelled to Togo to teach computer literacy at the four satellite clinics (Kante, Ketou, Kabou, Bafilo). Teaching basic computer skills to the coordinator and pharmacist at each clinic ensures that patient information can be organized and easily analyzed, streamlining day-to-day operations at the clinics and providing valuable data for Hope Through Healthâ€™s analytics. GlobeMed at MIT also donated four computers to these clinics, so the staff will be able to continue practicing and building on skills learned.
Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad. Below are a selection of the campaigns held throughout the year.
Sold “Pagne”, togolese cloth, and items made from the cloth (such as shirts, skirts, and headbands) to members of the MIT community.
Thanksgiving Chocolate Sale
Sold peppermint bark and hot chocolate to members of the MIT community.
Holiday Ugly Sweater
Sold holiday sweaters from thrift shops around Boston to members of the MIT community.
Organized a Superbowl prediction competition. Students bought a “square” determining the outcome of the game to enter.
Cookies and Condoms
Sold individually wrapped cookies and condoms to members of the MIT community.
Shades Against AIDS
Sold sunglasses to students and high school seniors newly admitted to MIT.
Collected clothing donations from students and put together a thrift shop.
Total funds raised for Hope Through Health in 2015-2016:
Since 2011, our chapter has raised over $40,000 to support HIV infected and affected individuals in northern Togo.
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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 number of chapter members in 2015 â€“ 2016: 53 Number of community-building events: 8 During the 2015-2016 year, GlobeMed Community Building organized a variety of events to strengthen relationships between the GlobeMed community. We created small groups of members spanning all ages and experience, and these groups met a couple times to spend time together and learn about people in GlobeMed. We also organized apparel sale for the members which was well liked, and the items are now easily spotted around campus. Furthermore, we also organized an Ethiopian group dinner at a restaurant in Cambridge. The event was great for getting to know the new members, and the meal was family style consisting of food most people had not even tried before. Finally, we also organized food events for either before or after the meetings on Sundays. These consisted of a barbecue, a trip to a local ice cream place, etc. Many members loved these events and there was always high attendance, bringing great spirit and morale to the meetings.
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.
During the 2015-2016 school year, we relied on ghU to educate our members on a variety of topics and issues related to global health, and especially to introduce our new members every semester to our mission and to our partner, Hope Through Health. Every Sunday throughout the school year, we held GlobeMed meetings where ghU planned and facilitated themed activities to get our members engaged in conversations that broadened our perspectives and attitudes about public health, both domestically and internationally. From small things like weekly news updates, to big events like our annual conference, ghU made sure that people in our community, beyond just our club, stayed informed. Our three main public events were Gala for Hope, IAP Seminar Series, and our conference on Sustainable Development. The IAP seminar series consisted of weekly talks throughout the month of January, given by professors and health professionals .
KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR
How do power dynamics play into public health and how do they affect those receiving care?
What does it mean to have sustainable development in global health and how do we ensure it happens?
How can we overcome differing perspectives and cultures to build the trust necessary to make progress and change in global health?
globalhealthU highlights from the year Gala for Hope This was our 2nd annual charity to recognize the work of our partner, Hope Through Health, and to contribute to their progress. We had many different speakers, as well as a variety of attendees from throughout the community.
IAP Global Health Seminar Series During January, MIT has an independent activities period (IAP) where students have an extended winter break to get involved in a variety of interests. In this period, ghU hosted public seminars every Friday where we invited health experts and professors to have panels about global health.
Annual Conference: Sustainable Development in Global Health Our 3rd annual conference focused on sustainable development. Our keynote speaker was Joia Mukherjee, the Chief Medical Officer of Partners in Health, amongst other speakers in the field of global health and international development. Our conference served as a forum for the exchange of ideas and for networking opportunities.
World Day of Social Justice [February 20, 2016]
2016 Fight Apathy Campaign For WDSJ, GlobeMed at MIT teamed up with the Fight Apathy campaign to ask the question, “What do you believe in?”. The campaign was founded in New Jersey in 2013 with the goal of inspiring young people to think and talk about whatever it is they care about, from health care reform to gun rights and everything in between. The initiative is incredibly straightforward: we printed out the official Fight Apathy stickers, asked students to finish the sentence “I believe in ___” on the sticker, and had them wear it around campus for the day. This subtle task created a hotbed of politically and socially oriented discussion on a wide variety of topics. Since 2013, thousands of high school students from around the world have taken part in this campaign. Our work marked the first time it was run on a college campus.
GlobeMed’s 10th Summit: A Celebration of Community 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.
Summit was the perfect end to my freshmen year and my first year in GlobeMed. I learned so much about the various ways I can make an impact on global and public health. The passionate, inspiring people I met at Summit were the highlight of my experience, and I’m so proud to be a part of this network. ~ Maedeh Marzoughi As I near the end of my college career, Summit invigorated me on the importance of continuing the global health movement in the next phase of my life. Connecting with passionate students around the country brought this idea to reality, and inspired and reminded me to continue to connect with this strong and powerful network. ~ Julia Heyman
List of 2016 Summit delegates: Julia Heyman ‘16 Maedeh Marzoughi ‘19
Finances In 2015-2016, GlobeMed at MIT raised $8,464.84 for Hope Through Health to support projects in Togo.
Revenue Events (Campaigns)
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Our Future Dear Friends, During the 2016-17 school year, GlobeMed at MIT is excited to work together to continue to make our campus aware of the need for global health equity, while simultaneously working with local Boston partners and Hope Through Health in our grassroots efforts. As the semester begins, we will hold our second annual Gala for Hope on November 4th. Through this event and several innovative campaign ideas, we will aim to expand our presence on campus and throughout the greater Boston community. We hold our second annual Ugly Holiday Sweater campaign and celebrate the World Day of Social Justice with our successful “Fight Apathy” event. In addition to our external work, we want to tighten our own community. We plan to make our ghU lessons more discussion-based and invite local leaders in global health to MIT for speaker series and events. We also plan to increase our regularly scheduled community building activities, and to hold our first ever off-campus full staff retreat in the fall. Thank you for joining us in the effort to help make health a human right. To learn more about GlobeMed at MIT please visit globemed.mit.edu. We look forward to an incredible year of partnership and to sharing our future success with you. Sincerely, Devin Williams and Mads Jenkins 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at MIT Coming from the fast-paced whirlwind of MIT where everything is hard, it's tempting to opt for an easy route after graduating. Throughout college, though, GlobeMed reminded me of the wonderful, imperfect world outside of my computer science p-set and motivated me to have an impact in it, no matter how hard. MIT made me a more focused student, but it was my years in GlobeMed that made me a more conscientious citizen of the world. – Harini Suresh, 2016
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