GlobeMed at Notre Dame 2013 – 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
GlobeMed Network AMHERST COLLEGE ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY BETHEL UNIVERSITY BOSTON COLLEGE BROWN UNIVERSITY COLORADO COLLEGE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CORNELL UNIVERSITY CSU-SB 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 NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY OBERLIN COLLEGE 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 XULA
Pastoral de La Salud | San Salvador, El Salvador ICOD Action Network | Lyantonde, Uganda! Rural Economic Development Association | Svay Rieng, Cambodia CORD| Tamil Nadu, India Ungano Tena | Nairobi, Kenya WOPLAH | Western Kenya GWED-G | Gulu, Uganda AMMID| San Marcos, Guatemala ChangeALife Uganda | Migyera, Uganda Himalayan Health Care | Jawalakhel, Nepal Courage Is Change | Denver, Colorado Kachin Women’s Association Thailand | Chiang Mai, Thailand Salud Sin Límites | Siuna, Nicaragua MAP Foundation | Chiang Mai, Thailand Escuela de La Calle (EDELAC) | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Rwanda Village Concept Project | Butare, Rwanda Community of Hope| Washington, D.C. Primeros Pasos | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala NECOFA | Moro, Kenya CEMOPLAF Cajabamba | Cajabamba, Ecuador 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 Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization | Masaka, Uganda Adonai Child Development Center| Namugoga, Uganda Center for Community Health Promotion | Hanoi, Vietnam ACUDESBAL | Bajo Lempa, El Salvador Medical AIDS Outreach | Montgomery, Alabama A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope | Managua, Nicaragua CSSD | Phnom Penh, Cambodia Light for Children | Kumasi, Ghana Burmese Women’s Union | Mae Sot, Thailand Maison de Naissance | Torbeck, Haiti Nyaya Health | Achham, Nepal ASPAT | Lima, Peru Social Action for Women | Mae Sot, Thailand Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative| Mukono, Uganda BSDA | Kampong Cham, Cambodia Perkin Educational Opportunities Foundation (PEOF) | Morazán, El Salvador Joy-Southﬁeld Community Development Corp.| Detroit, Michigan Kyetume Community Based Health Care (KCBHCP)| Mukono, Uganda Raising the Village | Kampala, Uganda PEDA | Vientiane, Laos Lwala Community Alliance | Lwala, Kenya Kallpa Iquitos | Iquitos, Peru Alternative for Rural Movement | Odisha, India CareNet Ghana | Hohoe, Ghana Clinica Ana Manganaro | Guarjila, El Salvador Build Your Future Today Center | Siem Reap, Cambodia Women’s Development Association | Phnom Penh, Cambodia COWS | 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 FORUDEF | Buea, Cameroon
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.
Message from the Co-Presidents Dear Friends, We are extremely excited to be entering our fourth year of GlobeMed here at Notre Dame, and that excitement stems from all of the growth and success achieved by our chapter since its founding. In just the past few years, the relationship between our students and our partners has grown so much. Through our last two GROW Internships, we have sent seven students to Laos to live, work, laugh, and engage with our partners. We ďŹ nd inspiration through their work, and they ďŹ nd hope through our support. As a result, our partnership is stronger than ever, and our expectations for the future have never been greater. Since our chapter's founding, our annual fundraising goal has grown from $3,000 to $30,000 to support health education in rural Laos. This upsurge is a testament to the dedication of our students as well as their faith in our partnership with PEDA. We are also so proud of the community that our chapter has built together on campus. Although many of our members graduated this year, we take comfort in knowing that our friendships will last a lifetime. GlobeMed at Notre Dame is not just an organization, it is a family, and we hope that our family grows even more this upcoming year. We are so thankful for all the support we have received, and we look forward to a great future! Sincerely, Liam Kane and Genevieve Gill-Wiehl Co-Presidents 2013-2014 GlobeMed at Notre Dame
Since our founding in August of 2011, our chapter has grown from 9 members to 40 members.
GlobeMed at Notre Dame
In 2011, a student at Notre Dame discovered an inspiring student-led movement in GlobeMed. Captured by the vision of this organization, as well as the commitment and innovation of its people, she gathered like-minded individuals in her own student body, and together they founded GlobeMed at Notre Dame. In the fall of 2011, they established a partnership with the Population Education Development Association to reduce the impact of malaria on communities in rural Laos. In their ďŹ rst year, GlobeMed at Notre Dame raised over $3,000 for their partner. In their second year, they raised that fundraising goal to $10,000, and three of their members traveled to Laos for the ďŹ rst time to work with their partners. This past year the chapter reached 40 members strong, and they funded a $30,000 project, fulďŹ lling their most expansive endeavor yet.
Population Education Development Association Initially focused on poverty reduction and environmental management, the Youth Fellowship for Action and Development was founded in 2001. In 2006 the organization gained endorsement from the government to deliver broader community education and development programs. In 2011, they became partners with GlobeMed at Notre Dame, and in 2012 they changed their name to the Population Education and Development Association. PEDA has 29 registered members and 440 volunteers across 9 provinces in Laos. They have gained vast experience in designing and delivering educational programs about the risks of STDs, malaria, TB, and, human traďŹƒcking. Through community based interventions, PEDA reaches rural communities, triggers behavioral changes, and increases awareness of sexual and other health problems.
Population: 799,000 In 1975, following years of civil war, the Lao People's Democratic Republic was established. During the Vietnam War, the United States heavily bombed Laos in an attempt to destroy the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Many of the bombs dropped failed to detonate, and unexploded ordnance has caused over 13,000 deaths since 1975. Roughly 85% of the population lives in rural areas, where there is a high risk of contracting infectious diseases. This risk is exacerbated by poor health infrastructure and sanitation systems.
In Laos there are 1.3 million people living in rural poverty, earning less than $24 US per month
Our Project GlobeMed at Notre Dame raised $30,000 to fund educational programs for malaria prevention and treatment in 30 villages located in the provinces of Savannakhet and Sekong.
BY THE NUMBERS: Key metric: Purchases include 1,000 key chains with targeted messages Cost of project: $30,000 What the money directly funded: Educational interventions and mobile community outreach
Our project brought malaria education to the Lao communities most susceptible to contracting infectious disease. We funded 200 educational ďŹ‚ipcharts, 700 t-shirts, and 1,000 key chains, all with targeted messages on malaria prevention, symptom recognition, and treatment protocol. We also funded the travel expense for PEDAâ€™s outreach team to conduct 4 educational interventions in each community to track their progress and ensure greater health awareness. Across 30 villages, over 3,000 new people now have a deeper understanding on how to protect themselves from malaria.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
A charity golf outing held in the summer
Football Game Concession Stand
Chapter members sold food and refreshments to football fans prior to the Notre Dame vs. Michigan State game
Pep Rally Face Painting
GlobeMed oďŹ€ered free face painting to families and received donations in return
Ugly Christmas Sweater Sale
We sold Christmas sweaters to festive Notre Dame students during the holidays.
Members reached out to family and friends for support
Valentineâ€™s Day Bake Sale
Chapter members sold baked goods and delivered candygrams to students
Spring Break Bro Tank Sale
Patriotic themed tanks were sold to students prior to spring break
Total funds raised for PEDA in 2013-2014:
Since 2011, GlobeMed at Notre Dame has raised over $43,000 to deliver health education to impoverished populations in rural Laos.
Arms Open Campaign date: June 28, 2013 The Arms Open was a charitable golf outing held in Ewing, New Jersey. The event garnered over 100 participants and dozens of sponsors. Participants enjoyed a day of fun with lunch, golf, dinner, raďŹ„e prizes, and awards. With the help of our chapter, the Arms Open forwarded the proceeds to GlobeMed at Notre Dame.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Sale Campaign date: December 3, 2013 Over the autumn months, GlobeMed staďŹ€ members gathered Christmas sweaters from their local thrift shops. They held a morning sale in the Lafortune Student Center, and they sold out of over 100 sweaters in a half hour.
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 2013 – 2014: 40 Number of community-building events: 4 Our most successful community building events were our fall staﬀ retreat and a bowling night in the spring. The staﬀ retreat was a fun afternoon that promoted group bonding and gave us a great opportunity to start brainstorming campaigns for the rest of the semester. We incorporated games, team building, ghU, and strategic planning. We also had a group lunch outing in the fall and an end-of-semester Christmas social. In addition, a large part of community building consisted of our group organizational structure within meetings. In order to facilitate bonding among staﬀ, we formed small group "families" that would convene for ghU discussions at most meetings. We incorporated ice-breaker activities and discussions into this group structure to bring community building into weekly meetings.
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. In our chapter, globalhealthU played an integral role in fostering discussion and staﬀ bonding. Chapter members got to know one another on a personal level by sharing knowledge and experiences. Activities that provided rapid-paced dialogue and intellectual engagement, such as debates, worked particularly well. One of our most successful ghU’s was self-constructed around the idea of funding grants for international NGOs. We assigned each group a diﬀerent area to work with—education, women’s Empowerment, microﬁnance, etc.—and gave them time to come up with a proposal to present to a "funding committee.” ghU leaders gave the staﬀ freedom to create projects while also providing perspective on potential barriers in real scenarios.
Soup and Substance Event date: December 6, 2013 Soup and Substance was an event sponsored by our Center for Social Concerns, and it was open to the public. Our ghU coordinators showed the TED talk titled "Sex, Drugs, and HIV--Let's get rational,” and they followed by leading small group discussions geared towards topics discussed in the video.
Global Health Week Event date: April 7-11, 2013 Global Health Week was a collaborative eﬀort led by various global health groups on campus, and GlobeMed functioned as an active facilitator of the whole week. We hosted a Jeﬀersonian dinner as well as a special session on refugee healthcare at an overnight Syrian crisis awareness campaign.
World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2014
Our question: How do you contribute to change? # of responses: 40 We believe that students hold a unique position to change circumstances and shape the world. Often times we change someoneâ€™s life without even realizing it. In order for social justice to prevail, we need more students to believe in this power of change, and we hoped to stimulate this belief through this speciďŹ c question.
“Breaking Barriers, Building Connections: The Future of Global Health” 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. “One of the main themes at this year's Summit was the balance of power and privilege. In working with our partner organizations it is important to realize that just because we come from a place of privilege, we should not possess all the power. For partnership to truly work, we must listen to each other and walk alongside each other in service.” - Ava Stachelski, ‘15
List of 2014 Summit delegates: Carolyn Ahlers Colleen Boyle Claire Brady Genevieve Gill-Wiehl Brent Halvorson Jennifer Perugini Ava Stachelski
4 LENGTH OF STAY: 27 days DATES OF TRAVEL: 5/29-6/24 # 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. The main roles of the GROW team were to immerse themselves in Lao culture and to learn the work of PEDA. Together they traveled to the Nong District to experience ﬁrsthand two of PEDA’s anti-malaria educational outreach campaigns. At the main oﬃce in Vientiane, they explored the new Partnership Action Framework (PAF) and developed new nutrition-based project proposals to submit for grant money.
“It’s not until you experience partnership in action firsthand that you realize that there truly is no price on can put on the value of bringing people together in the same room” -- Jenn Perugini, c/o 2014
GlobeMed at Notre Dame
Dear Friends, As we sadly say good-bye to our chapter’s founding members who graduated this past May, we cannot help but be excited for our new leadership, particularly among the young staﬀ. Our friends who graduated set such a high standard in leading the student movement for global health equity—we can only hope to follow their example as we take this movement forward. As a chapter, in looking toward the future, we hope to establish a greater presence on our campus. We expect to be recognized as the most distinguished student organization for global health and social justice. In order to achieve this privilege, we will continue to build upon one of the strongest communities we have on campus. Additionally, we hope to expand our public ghU events and welcome any outsiders interested in engaging with us in these relevant topics. We look forward to another successful campaign season as we hope to launch new and innovative ideas in an eﬀort to increase, or at least maintain, our annual funds raised for PEDA. And ﬁnally, as always, we continue to be grateful for our wonderful partners, and we cannot wait to continue supporting their vision and dreams for their Lao communities. “Being a member of If you would like to help support our partnership GlobeMed and in bringing health education to underprivileged witnessing my hard work communities, please visit our webpage at www.razoo.com/story/Globemedatnotredame to have an impact in areas across the world has make a donation, and know that 100% of your been very inspiring. As I money goes to support our partner’s project. enter a career in health Thank you so much for your care. care, I feel empowered to make a difference.” Sincerely, -Julia McSorley, ‘14 GlobeMed at Notre Dame
Finances In 2013-2014, GlobeMed at Notre Dame raised $26,500 for PEDA to support projects in Laos
Revenue Events (Campaigns) Individuals
Internal Chapter Revenue
National OďŹƒce Launch Grant TOTAL REVENUE
Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2013-2014 academic year Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2013-2014 academic year TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2012-2013 Current Cash Position
$26,500 $3,500 $30,000 $4,090.98
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