GlobeMed at Northeastern
2014 – 2015 ANNUAL REPORT
GlobeMed Network AMHERST COLLEGE ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY BETHEL UNIVERSITY BOSTON COLLEGE BROWN UNIVERSITY CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK COLORADO COLLEGE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CORNELL UNIVERSITY CU-BOULDER DARTMOUTH COLLEGE DUKE UNIVERSITY EMORY UNIVERSITY FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOWARD UNIVERSITY INDIANA UNIVERSITY LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO MASSACHUSETTS INST. OF TECHNOLOGY MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PENN STATE UNIVERSITY PRINCETON UNIVERSITY RHODES COLLEGE RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SPELMAN COLLEGE ST. EDWARD’S UNIVERSITY TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY TUFTS UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI UCLA UNIVERSITY OF DENVER UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY UNC-CHAPEL HILL UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY WHITMAN COLLEGE
Pastoral de La Salud | San Salvador, El Salvador ICOD Action Network | Lyantonde, Uganda! Rural Economic Development Association | Svay Rieng, Cambodia 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 ACUDESBAL | Bajo Lempa, El Salvador Migrant Assistance Program Foundation | Chiang Mai, Thailand Escuela de La Calle | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Set Her Free| Kampala, Uganda Primeros Pasos | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Network for Ecofarming in Africa | Moro, Kenya Trailblazer Foundation| Siem Reap, Cambodia Health Development Initiative | Kigali, Rwanda Jambi Huasi | Otovalo, Ecuador Hope Through Health | Kara, Togo Gardens for Health International | Gasabo, Rwanda Knowledge for Children | Kumbo, Cameroon Young 1ove| Gabarone, Botswana Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization | Masaka, Uganda Adonai Child Development Center| Namugoga, Uganda Feed the World | Piura, Peru COVE Alliance| Kapeeka, Uganda A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope | Managua, Nicaragua ChangeALife Uganda | Migyera, Uganda Light for Children | Kumasi, Ghana Burmese Women’s Union | Mae Sot, Thailand Maison de Naissance | Torbeck, Haiti PHASE Nepal| Kathmandu, Nepal Asociación de Personas Afectadas por Tuberculosis del Perú | Lima, Peru Social Action for Women | Mae Sot, Thailand Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative| Mukono, Uganda Buddhism for Social Development Action | Kampong Cham, Cambodia Perkin Educational Opportunities Foundation (PEOF) | Morazán, El Salvador Kyetume Community Based Health Care (KCBHCP)| Mukono, Uganda Raising the Village | Kampala, Uganda Population Education Development Association | Vientiane, Laos Lwala Community Alliance | Lwala, Kenya Kallpa Iquitos | Iquitos, Peru Alternative for Rural Movement | Odisha, India SparkMicrogrants| Mbale, Uganda Clinica Ana Manganaro | Guarjila, El Salvador Build Your Future Today Center | Siem Reap, Cambodia Women’s Development Association | Phnom Penh, Cambodia Cambodian Organization for Women’s Support | Kampong Thom, Cambodia Dios es Amor | Lima, Peru Uganda Development and Health Associates | Iganga, Uganda Kigezi Healthcare Foundation| Kabale, Uganda Burma Humanitarian Mission (BHM) | Eastern Burma
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.
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,
This was an interesting year for GlobeMed at Northeastern, to say the least! We had a lot of new leadership in our executive board and new people stepping up into diﬀerent positions, myself and Chris included. It was amazing to see what our chapter could accomplish while still adjusting to new leadership and the small bumps in the road that come with that. As a chapter, we raised the largest sum of money through individual giving with two members that are new to GlobeMed raising the most the money. We were also able to put together a couple really successful fundraisers that hopefully we can make into a bigger success this coming year. With the nature of Northeastern’s Co-op program, we always have people coming and going, sometimes leaving transitions into new roles a little diﬃcult. Our chapter members were AWESOME in making transitions easier. We had the most number of people apply to be on Eboard, there were a lot of great discussions during ghU and pretty good turn outs on new fundraisers. It was hard to say goodbye to our three awesome seniors, but we are excited for what the underclassman and bring to the table this next semester. With the new skills learned in the past year, hopefully, 2016 will be the most successful year that GlobeMed at Northeastern has seen yet! Sincerely, Grace Lee and Christopher Lin 2014-2015 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Northeastern
Since our founding in September 2008, our chapter has grown from 10 members to 35 members.
Our chapter or GlobeMed was founded in the year 2008, and our partnership with Kitovu Mobile Limited was made oďŹƒcial in the year 2009. We have about 35 chapter members annually, and have successfully funded 2 projects regarding water sanitation and hygiene in Uganda. We have organized a total of 4 GROW trips.
Our Partnership Kitovu Mobile Limited
Founded in 1987
Kitovu Mobile provides help for the four Districts of the Masaka Diocese(Masaka, Ssembabule, Rakai and Lyantonde). The operational area is predominantly rural and poor, with high rates of HIV and large numbers of people infected and aﬀected by HIV and AIDS who are the beneﬁciaries. There is also a large number of orphans (approximately 1m). Our partnership with Kitovu began in the year 2009. Masaka Town, Uganda Population: 103,829
Kitovu Mobile Limited is located in Masaka Uganda; their work focuses heavily upon providing healthcare services and promoting the selfsustainability of villages. Services are hindered at times due to the stigma behind receiving HIV/AIDS testing, though this has become less prevalent in recent years. Access to healthcare is also limited, as the closest clinic can be several hours of travel away. 7.2% of the population in Uganda is aﬀected by HIV. In the Masaka dicosese, there is a 12% prevalence of HIV and AIDS. Additionally, a lack of clean water accounts for 50% of all spreadable diseases and is considered one of the leading causes of death.
Our Project BY THE NUMBERS: Key metric:
One well was purchased for the village of Nkoma. In addition, we funded two seminars designed to teach villages income-generating activities Cost of project: $3500.00 What the money directly funded:
The money directly funded a water source as well as instruction on income-generating activities.
Our project is focused on improving water sanita5on and hygiene in the villages of Kyanamukaaka subcounty; we work together with the nonproﬁt organiza5on, Kitovu Mobile Limited. The funds that we raised were used to fund the construction of a shallow well in the village of Nkoma. The location of the well was determined using ﬁeld research that we helped conduct during our GROW trip. This research consisted of intreviews and surveys designed to assess village needs. The construction of a new well will help reduce travel times to a water source for individuals in and around Nkoma. In addition, our funds helped support village trainings for income generating activities (IGAs). IGAs include the farming of cash crops and making crafts; they are used to improve the ﬁnancial status and self-sustainability of villages. The remaining funds were used for our partner organization's transportation and vehicle maintenance.
Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Halloween Candy Bag Sales
Made candy bags to sell in the student center during the week of Halloween.
Winter A Capella Concert
Recruited student A capella groups from campus to perform for a Christmasthemed concert at the student center.
Hosted event in which Northeastern students formed groups to answer trivia questions and compete for prizes.
March Madness Tournament
Basketball Tournament; groups of four would sign up to compete.
Ice Cream and Yoga Fundraiser
Hosted a yoga session in the student center, with ice cream served afterwards.
Members collected donations from family and friends.
Total funds raised for Kitovu Mobile Limited in 2014-2015:
Since 2010, GlobeMed at Northeastern has raised $7000 each year to support Kitovu Mobile Limited with their water sanitation and hygiene project in Masaka, Uganda. This year, a $6000 grant helped support the funds we raised for our partner organization.
Campaign Highlight Winter A Cappella Concert A Cappella groups from Northeastern University were organized to perform winter-‐themed songs for about 15 minutes each. During the concert, we gave a brief introduc5on and informa5on about our partner and what the money raised that night would do for our partner.. They were able to enjoy Starbucks (part of our venue) while they listened to their favorite groups sing covers of popular songs. Roughly 50 aQendees were present.
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 2014 â€“ 2015: 35 Number of community-building events: 2 We hosted only one retreat this year, during the fall semester. Overall, it was successful, and provided the opportunity for staďŹ€ and eboard to get to know one another better. In addition, we had a community service event during the fall, in which we participated in our university's service day (various events such as awareness runs and beach cleanups). We plan on having more chapter get-togethers within the coming semesters. Eboard has frequently talked about branching out to other student organizations with similar interests to GlobeMed, such as Engineers Without Borders. However, we've mostly been focusing on strengthening internal aspects of the chapter, such as fundraisers and staďŹ€ bonding.
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. We discussed a lot of controversial topics that allowed our members to become more informed and passionate about a variety of global health issues. For example, we had discussions based on mental health and how often it gets overlooked. We also talked about the wildly relevant topic at the time, Ebola, and it's impact in Africa, especially to countries like our partner in Uganda. We also had some staďŹ€ members give their own presentations on maternal health and diseases common in Africa. These latter discussions were very interesting because it got the staďŹ€ members more involved and passionate about their topics. - Kelly Eng
World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2015
Discussion We had a discussion within our chapter about diﬀerent issues that aﬀect our healthcare system today and how that aﬀects the right to health. We chose to have this discussion because e-board thought this was a relatable issue to many staﬀ members, and that there would be many diﬀerent opinions within our chapter. We also wanted members to truly understand the health inequalities that aﬀect our community members right here in Boston. Using this information, we held a small debate, giving diﬀerent members to voice their opinions.
World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2015
Facing Injustice: Partnering for Systemic Change
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.
“This was deﬁnitely one of the most exciting parts of being in GlobeMed to date. What makes it so great is that it opens your world to all these other university students, that are just like you, and you're all bound by an interest in improving a global health standard. This linking factor is what drives discussions and makes presentations so interesting. Talking to new people from other schools who are just as motivated as you are is both awe inspiring and entertaining. There's also an unavoidable sense of camaraderie when meeting with other members in position groups and discussing new ideas and diﬀerent tactics to solve problems. As a member of E-board it deﬁnitely ﬁlled my head with a bunch of new ideas to bring back to Northeastern.” –Sam Lovett-Perkins, Class of 2018
Delegates: Sam Lovett-Perkins Peter Dzaugis Grace Lee
# OF GROW INTERNS: LENGTH OF STAY: 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. On the ground, the GROW team started oﬀ shadowing the many projects by our partner organization. We then “Having the chance to work conducted surveys with Self Help Groups to measure the impact of Kitovu Mobile and GlobeMed over the past couple with our partner in the field was a truly memorable years. By comparing the survey results from 2013 to that of experience, allowing us to this year’s, we were able to see improvements in key areas see what all our efforts of water sanitation and hygiene in the Kynamukaaka Subhave culminated into, and County region in Masaka, Uganda. The last week was spent the extent of our impact observing a federation group discussion on which village abroad.”– Christopher Lin, would receive a new well from the funds raised in the class of 2017 Spring 2015 semester.
GlobeMed at Northeastern
Our Future Dear Friends,
In the next year, we hope to foster more involvement and enthusiasm, especially from our younger members, about GlobeMed and diﬀerent global health issues. By having more community building events and holding engaging discussions during ghU, we are hoping not only to instill passion for global health equality and other social justice issues but also a greater sense of community in our chapter. A major goal for our chapter in 2015-2016 is working to expand our relations with other social justice groups on campus as well as collaborating with other GlobeMed chapters in Boston. By working together on large events, such as World Day of Social Justice or Aids Week, we can bring more awareness to campus about the importance of global health. By getting our name out on campus and in Boston, hopefully we will be able to meet our fundraising goals and be able to establish strong fundraisers that will in turn, allow our partnership to grow even more with Kitovu Mobile in the coming years. Sincerely, Christopher Lin and Kelly Eng 2015-2016 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Northeastern
“Being a part of GlobeMed has inﬂuenced not only the way I view and understand global health issues but has also equipped me with the knowledge and conﬁdence to take impactful steps towards change. The relationships I have built with our partner organization, chapter members, and the larger network have continued to fuel my passion to work towards health equity and I would not be where I am today without GlobeMed.” -Eliza Love, Class of 2016
In 2014-2015, GlobeMed at Northeastern University raised $7,000 for Kitovu Mobile Limited to support projects in Masaka Town, Uganda.
Revenue Events (Campaigns) Individuals
Internal Chapter Revenue National OďŹƒce Launch Grant TOTAL REVENUE
0 NO $8,134.00
Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2014-2015 academic year
Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2014-2015 academic year
TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2014-2015
Current Cash Position
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Supporters A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2014 â€“ 2015 year a great success:
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