GlobeMed at Princeton 2015 â€“ 2016 ANNUAL REPORT
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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 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 Trailblazer Foundation| Siem Reap, Cambodia Health Development Initiative | Kigali, Rwanda Jambi Huasi | Otavalo, Ecuador Hope Through Health | Kara, Togo Gardens for Health International | Gasabo, Rwanda Light for Children | Kumasi, Ghana 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 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 MINDS Foundation| Vadodara, India Children of Peace| Lira, Uganda Uganda Development and Health Associates | Iganga, Uganda Kigezi Healthcare Foundation| Kabale, Uganda Burma Humanitarian Mission (BHM) | Eastern Burma Logan Square Neighborhood Association | Chicago, IL, USA
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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, This year was a rebuilding year for our chapter and a foundational one at that. Starting with a small Executive Board of only four members (2 co-presidents, a ghU Coordinator and a GROW Coordinator), our goal for the fall semester was to establish a framework for building institutional memory and to recruit a strong executive board to carry us successfully into the spring semester. In the fall, we accomplished just that. After reading many applications and conducting interviews we selected highly dedicated individuals who possessed skills suitable for their roles to fill the remainder of the E-board. In the spring, our Executive Board recruited new members, giving us a loyal membership of 26. With this increased manpower--and brainpower!--we were able to execute many campaigns including our old favorite, the Thrift Shop. We also did brownie bake sales and sold care packages to RCAs, fundraising almost $2,000 in just one semester! The activity, however, did not stop there. Led by our ghU team, our members engaged in awareness campaigns for both International Human Rights Day and the World Day of Social Justice in order to affirm health as a human right and to raise awareness about the status of health and human rights in Uganda, where our partner COVE Alliance is located. COVE was instrumental to our successful year as we continued to solidify schedules and lines of communication with both the national office and workers on the ground. Our GROW team is currently gathering footage to showcase all of the great work that COVE Alliance does in their community. Speaking for myself, this leadership experience has been extremely rewarding. The opportunity to work closely with Katie and to see the dedication and ingenuity of our other Executive Board members (and now our new general members!) has been inspiring to say the least. I have also greatly valued the privilege of having more direct communication with leaders of COVE--and even the opportunity to meet the CEO in person during his recent visit to Princeton! Katie and I look forward to seeing and participating in what the chapter is able to accomplish in the year to come! We also want to express our immense gratitude to our wonderful partner and supporters! Sincerely, Danielle Herman 2015-2016 Co-President GlobeMed at Princeton
About our Chapter
GlobeMed at Princeton The GlobeMed at Princeton chapter was founded in 2010 by Natalie, a sophomore with a passion for social justice and global health, with her co-president Andrew. Since its founding our chapter has worked with 2 partner organizations, first the Medical AIDS Outreach and now COVE Alliance. During the 2015-16 year, the chapter experienced not only a rapid growth in membership but also development in leadership-building and a dedication to raising awareness both on and off campus about global health equity.
since our founding in September 2010, our chapter has grown from 08 to 26 members
since our founding in September 2010, our chapter has raised over $7,000
Our Partnership COVE Alliance
Founded in 2008 COVE Alliance is a nonprofit organization that serves orphaned and vulnerable children in central Uganda. The organization was founded to combat the combination of political, economic, and health challenges confronted by the youth of Uganda. Today, COVE Alliance U.S. raises funds to support COVE’s presence in Uganda. The town of Kapeeka and the Diocese of Kasana-Luweero are home to COVE Alliance Uganda with its Children’s Outreach Program and site of the St. Jerome COVE Center, a combination primary school and health clinic. Through fundraising, GROW internships in Kapeeka, and other initiatives, the GlobeMed at Princeton chapter supports COVE Alliance in its mission to provide education and health care to orphaned and disadvantaged children in Uganda. Kapeeka, Uganda Father Hilary, the founder of COVE Alliance, was motivated to form COVE by his personal experience of growing up in Central Uganda. The region experienced multiple civil wars since Hilary’s birth in 1972 and it currently faces a large-scale outbreak of HIV/AIDs. The health clinic at COVE was founded to meet a pressing need to for access to health care in the community of Kapeeka and those surrounding it. Today the clinic is an indispensable part of the community, providing for people’s health care needs. Key Facts ● 2,000 children die each day from diarrhoeal diseases, 90% of which is due to a lack of safe water, sanitation, and basic hygiene. ● As of 2004, it was estimated that there were fewer than 5 physicians per 100,000 people in Uganda.
Our Project BY THE NUMBERS: Key metric: the health clinic at COVE services over 3,000 people annually, providing vaccinations and other services Funds raised to support project: over $1,000 What the money directly funded: vaccine refrigerator
GlobeMed at Princeton raised over $1,000 to fund the purchase of a vaccine refrigerator for the health clinic at COVE Alliance in Kapeeka, Uganda in order to better facilitate its immunization program for new mothers and their children.
During the 2015-16 academic year, the GlobeMed at Princeton chapter focused its fundraising efforts on three projects. The central focus of the chapter was raising money to support the purchase of a vaccine refrigerator for COVEâ€™s health clinic. The clinic serves over 3,000 people annually not only through their immunization programs but also through community education efforts. With the vaccine fridge, health workers will no longer have to make the long trip to the national hospital to get vaccines since they will now be able to store them in the clinic. In addition to supporting this project, the chapter sponsored a young girlâ€™s education, meals and stay at the COVE St. Jerome Center. GlobeMed at Princeton also worked to provide computers to the head staff members at both the school and the clinic.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Brownie Bake Sale
Every month, on one weekend evening, GlobeMed@Princeton sold brownies outside our campus center
GlobeMed@Princeton partnered with several local thrift shops to host a campus rummage sale.
RCA Care Packages
During midterms and final season, GlobeMed@Princeton sold campus RCAs (Princeton RAs) pre-made care packages for freshman students.
Princeton University does not have easy access to a Chipotle Mexican Grill, a widely known millennial food staple. GlobeMed@Princeton organized a Chipotle drive, taking food orders from students and charging a delivery fee.
Every week during chapter meetings, each member emails 2-3 Princeton alumn associated with the health professions field, asking for donations.
Total funds raised for [partner] in 2015-2016:
These funds in combination with those earned during the fall semester of next year will purchase a vaccine refrigerator for the clinic at COVE, enabling them to provide more services to community members.
Campaign Highlights Care Packages Before midterm and final exam periods, GlobeMed@Princeton sold care packages to residential college advisors for freshman students. The care packages would include pencils, gum, play dough, and other basic goods.
Brownie Bake Sale Once a month, GlobeMed@Princeton would bake brownies and sell them to university students for $1 per brownie. During the bake sales, GlobeMed members would also advocate for our cause to help raise awareness.
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:
Number of community-building events: 3 There were 26 total chapter members in GlobeMed at Princeton in 2015-16. During 2015-16, community building held three community building events, all three of which were study breaks. During this academic year, community building agenda items included: coming up with icebreakers and activities every meeting, planning study breaks, and establishing members 1-on-1s, in which we randomly partner GlobeMed members and encourage everyone to meet with their partner(s) outside of general meetings in order to strengthen member relationships. Over the summer, Community Building also contacted CRISIS ministry to establish a volunteer partnership with them for the upcoming fall. Within this partnership, GlobeMed members will volunteer every third Saturday of the month with CRISIS ministryâ€™s Trenton food pantry. Although we did not host an official retreat this year, we plan to conduct one this fall as well as to develop more strategies to engage the community of Princeton.
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.
This year the globalhealthU curriculum proved to be a vital part of the chapter’s successful operation. It soon became a favorite part of the weekly meeting for new members.
KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR What qualifies as a human right? Is health a human right?
Each member of the ghU team successfully gave a presentation, experimenting with new formats for discussion and games to encourage engagement and participation. One crowd favorite was a competition to guess which of the provided article titles about the Ebola crisis were real and which were fake. It sparked a rich discussion about the role and responsibilities of the media in addressing global health issues and crises.
Who has more rights than others?
In addition to these internal conversations, the ghU team facilitated 3 major public events during the year. They recognized both International Human Rights Day and the World Day of Social Justice to raise awareness about health disparities in Uganda and around the globe.
How do we translate human rights into action?
The team also discovered creative new ways to promote general awareness about global health equity on campus. They instituted a few poster campaigns featuring images of the work done by our partner along with quotes from world leaders or statistics about global health. They even gave away hot chocolate and smoothies with the requirement that students write a health fact about Uganda on their travel cups! It was a great, educational year for our ghU team and, through their efforts, the chapter as a whole. We look forward to future lessons, awareness campaigns and growth!
How are rights influenced by one’s environment?
How does one advocate for human rights while respecting diverse cultural contexts and local autonomy? What responsibilities do we have to our nation and others?
globalhealthU highlights from the year
World Day of Social Justice In the week leading up to WDSJ GlobeMed Princeton plastered campus with posters featuring quotes about social Justice and a picture from our partner, COVE Alliance in Uganda. The week culminated with a free hot chocolate table, where students wrote a fact about global health on their travel cup in order to receive their drink.
International Human Rights Day In the week leading up to IHRD, we held another photo campaign. We found that poster canvassing was the most effective way to gain the attention of an otherwise very busy student body. Posters featured poignant quotes and facts related to the event, and on several occasions led to contact by students interested in our group and mission.
Smoothies for Health Equity Awareness Similar to the hot chocolate stand we had on WDSJ, we had a smoothie stand towards the end of finals to raise awareness about our chapter and partner. Students lined up around our campus center; a huge turnout which really made the event and effort successful.
World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2016
To recognize and celebrate the World Day of Social Justice, GlobeMed at Princeton created a photo and awareness campaign that was two-fold. First, our wonderful Communications Director created posters featuring photos of COVE Alliance from the previous yearâ€™s GROW trip and quotes from world leaders about global health equity in order to raise awareness about health disparities in Uganda as well as to acknowledge health as a fundamental human right. To supplement this photo canvassing, our ghU team raised awareness about the status of health and human rights in Uganda by giving away hot cocoa. In order to get the hot chocolate, students passing by had to write a health fact about Uganda on their travel cups. It was great to see health facts plastered on cups along with photos of COVE covering the campus that day in honor of WDSJ 2016.
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.
“We needed to think beyond just one campus or one community…” -Victor Roy on the formation of the GlobeMed network
List of 2016 Summit delegates: Though our chapter was unable to send representatives to this year’s Summit we enjoyed catching up on the highlights through the videos and other information provided on the website.
2 Length of Stay: 3 wks # of GROW Interns:
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. This year’s GROW team will be continuing part of the project from last year’s trip by continuing to digitize the medical records at the St. Jerome health clinic. They will also be providing educational workshops to the clinic’s staff to ensure that the electronic records are as helpful in the daily work of the staff as possible. Additionally, they will assist staff in conducting research for the purchase of a vaccine refrigerator to conclude this year’s efforts and project.
Electronic medical records are, in a lot of ways, I think the aspect of technology that is going to revolutionize the way we deliver care. And it's not just that we will be able to collect information, it's that everyone involved in the healthcare enterprise will be able to use that information more effectively. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
Finances In 2015-2016, GlobeMed at Princeton raised $1914.53 for Cove to support projects in Kapeeka, Kampala, Uganda.
Revenue Events (Campaigns)
Internal Chapter Revenue
Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2015-2016 academic year
Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2015-2016 academic year
TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2015-2016 Current Cash Position
*Notes ● Expenses are listed as $0 because they are covered internally by our University’s project funding. ● $315 from the 2015-2016 fundraising cycle was sent to COVE Alliance in the summer of 2016. The remaining funds for the vaccine project will be sent as a lump sum after the chapter completes its fundraising projects in the fall of 2016. ● $200 from the 2014-2015 year of fundraising was sent to cover the obligation of the previous year’s project.
GlobeMed at Princeton
Our Future Dear Friends, We feel extremely fortunate to be leading the GlobeMed at Princeton chapter into another year. We have a strongly dedicated membership that is passionate about COVE and their mission to do justice in and for their community in Kapeeka. In the upcoming year, we hope to increase our fundraising capacity by a couple thousand dollars given the great success that we had in just one semester. The funds raised during the fall semester will cover the rest of the cost of the vaccine refrigerator so that it will be completely funded by our chapter. After completing this goal, we will continue to work to serve the most pressing needs of the community surrounding COVE. We also hope to continue to build a name for ourselves on campus, as we have already made great strides toward this year. We are encouraged by the growing awareness on campus of the health issues facing the world as well as the acknowledgement of health as a human right. We will continue to make progress in this area, creating advocates for global change both inside and outside of the classroom. To support our vaccine refrigeration project with COVE or their broader mission to provide education and health care to orphaned and disadvantaged children in Uganda visit our page and donate to our cause at https://www.razoo.com/us/story/Globemed-At-Princeton
Sincerely, Danielle Herman and Katie Kavanaugh 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Princeton
GlobeMed has been one of the highlights of my college career. I initially got involved because the group's goals matched up with my academic endeavors, but it grew into something much bigger for me. Because of GlobeMed I've developed as a student, as a leader, as a team member, and as a citizen of this country and the world. GlobeMed went from being just another extracurricular activity to becoming a community I enjoy and that enables me to realize goals and dreams I otherwise would not be able to accomplish. Dahlia Kaki â€˜18
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