GlobeMed at UCLA 2015 â€“ 2016 ANNUAL REPORT
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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.
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, GlobeMed at UCLA is seven years strong â€“ strength and positive growth have been found in so many aspects of our chapter this year. Besides simply meeting our commitment and reaching our monetary goal, we found a unique strength within our chapter as well as in our partnership with Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative. We focused on bringing GROW back to our chapter more than ever to help our chapter members connect with our partner on a deeper level. This was made easier with our heavily GROW-dominated and experienced E-board this year. Needless to say, showcasing our partnership and bringing it to life would not be made possible without the endless passion that our partner, Mpoma, has. This unbroken dedication for improving and expanding our WASH project forces everyone around them to push for more justice and health equity. Our partner, in conjunction with the GlobeMed family, has expanded our WASH project this year in order to address menstrual management issues at the partner school, Johnson Nkosi Primary School. This is an incredible step forward in enhancing our project and partnership, and we could not be more excited to see what next yearâ€™s team accomplishes. Aside from improvements in our project, dynamics within our chapter flourished this year. We have no doubt that as the chapter moves forward into next year, the GlobeMed family mentality will only continue to progress and produce more enthusiastic chapter members. While it may be our last year as students in GlobeMed, we are so proud to see how much this chapter has grown in the past few years and we are so excited to see the work that our chapter continues to accomplish. Our partner in Uganda, our national and international network, and our GlobeMed at UCLA have continually inspired us in the movement for health equity, and we cannot be more thankful to have been a part of such a powerful movement. GlobeMed love, Ayesha Patil & Naeha Lakshmanan 2015-2016 Co-Presidents
About our Chapter
GlobeMed at UCLA
Founded in 2008, GlobeMed at UCLA is one of 56 GlobeMed chapters working to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world. What started as a few members discussing global issues, has grown to over 50 members building a network of strong leaders all focused on global In 2013, we were partnered with the Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative in central Uganda. Together, we are working on a Water access, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) program. This year, our dynamic chapter reached 54 members, 14 of whom became part of our 70-strong alumni network in 2016. We raised almost $13,000 throughout the year, which goes directly to our WASH project with Mpoma. In June, we sent 4 chapter members on our GROW internship.
since our founding in September 2008, our chapter has grown from 3 founding members to 54 members
since our founding in 2008, our chapter has raised over $60,000
15-20% of the Mukono district is HIV positive
Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative Founded in 1999 Our partner organization, Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative was founded in 1999 by a group of caretakers of those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in south central Uganda. Mpomaâ€™s mission is to inspire and empower individuals, especially children, infected and affected by HIV/AIDS through innovative interventions with critical goals of improving upon their life. GlobeMed at UCLA first partnered with Mpoma in 2013 and mainly support Mpoma through their Water Access, Sanitation, Hygiene project (WASH). We share their vision in fostering productive communities in which people are free from the burden of HIV/AIDS. Nama Sub-County, Uganda Population: 54,999
Mpoma is located in the Mukono district, Nama Sub-County, Mpoma Parish, and Lukojjo Village of south central Uganda. Mpoma serves the Muono district, 15-20% of which is HIV positive.
BY THE NUMBERS: Key metric: 9 villages with improved access to safe water sources Cost of project: $11,000 What the money directly funded: Borehole repairs; sanitation & hygiene curriculum development
GlobeMed at UCLA raised over $12,000 in the 2015-2016 academic year to fund our WASH project with Mpoma, focusing on the construction and repair of several water sources in the Nama Sub-County.
In the 2015-2016 school year GlobeMed funded the construction two boreholes (safe water sources) in the villages Busaale and Lukalu. Additionally, we matched the funds that the villages of Buyuki, Namatogonya, Waluga, Katoogo, and Lukalu raised. The construction of safe water sources not only reduces the distance that village members have to walk in order to retrieve water, but also reduces the spread of water bourne illnesses. Our matching model in which we match the funds that a village raises 9:1 in the first year, then 3:1 in the second, and finally 1:1 in the last year, enable villages to build a fund to pay for any repairs or maintenance the borehole may need in the future. This model both supports and empowers community members to take responsibility for their water source making the establishment sustainable.
Our Partner P.O Box 375, Mukono Tel Phone: +256 753 985 370 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com Physical Address: Mukono District, Nama SubCounty, Mpoma Parish, Lukojjo Village The Mpoma Partners GlobeMed UCLA Chapter The Mpoma Team takes this opportunity to extend its sincere thanks to the entire GlobeMed UCLA chapter for sponsoring the GROW team to come work with us at the community level. The WASH project started as a pilot project 5 years ago, after conducting a baseline in 2011. Mpoma designed a Community Health outreach intervention to respond to some key findings which included malaria prevention, maternal education, HIV counseling and testing, water and sanitation with a goal of improving quality of health for rural communities. The initiative is achieved by undertaking various stakeholders which include GlobeMed, the local government, Synergy Square, Water User Committees, the general community, and the capacity building of rural community to actively respond community needs. In a special way, Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative is indebted to GlobeMed UCLA Chapter and the local government, for their technical cooperation and financial support to date. The various community members who offered their time to participate. Water User Committees who provided and clarification on wide range issues are also acknowledged. Finally, it is our humble prayer that we continue to consolidate our activities with special focus on health equality for all. Our community assessment report will always remain a living document to be reviewed on an annual basis. We are confident that the findings and recommendations will go a long way to determine the quality of life of the rural population. Thanks everyone. Wandera Peter
Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad. These are some examples of this yearâ€™s most successful and exciting campaigns!!
Achy Breaky Heart
Every Valentineâ€™s Day, we partner with Bruins for Israel to host a date auction and carnival themed fundraiser.
Holiday Socks Sale
Festive socks were sold to students during the holiday season.
Not-So-Ugly Christmas Sweater Sale
Fun sweaters were sold to students during the holiday season.
85 Degree Bakery Sales
Every few weeks, we would bring baked goods from 85 Degree Bakery to sell on campus.
Our chapter hosted events to bring together the UCLA community and raise funds for our partner.
Suns Out Buns Out (SOBO) A GlobeMed Gastropalooza! From a hot dog eating competition, to watermelon smashing, and eating donuts off a string, SOBO was a food-themed fundraiser.
Total funds raised for Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative in 2015-2016:
Since 2013, GlobeMed at UCLA has raised over $30,000 to support Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative to promote water, sanitation, and hygiene in south central Uganda.
Campaign Highlights Achy Breaky Heart At this event, our chapter partners with Bruins for Israel to host an annual date auction. The UCLA community comes together to watch student performances, play carnival games, and bid money for a â€œdateâ€? with their friends!
Holiday Sock Sale A few weeks before Winter Break, we started our first ever holiday sock sale. After pre-ordering their socks, students could go to various pick-up locations around campus to receive their festive new socks, just in time for the holidays.
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: 54 Number of community-building events: 9 A vital component to establishing who we are as a GlobeMed chapter and uniting us as a team has been our community building events throughout the year. With a staff retreat each of our 3 quarters, our chapter members have come together throughout the year to bond over camping trips, scavenger hunts throughout Los Angeles, and much more. We also hold end of the quarter potlucks and get-togethers to celebrate and reflect on what weâ€™ve accomplished so far. Smaller community building events throughout the year provide a time where chapter members can relax, go out to dinner, or just enjoy each otherâ€™s company. All of these events put together have truly created a GlobeMed family which allows our chapter to be successful in all of our pursuits!
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.
When we train our ghU facilitator, ask questions that couldnâ€™t be answered with a fact, or by taking a political stance. In stark contrast to my day-to-day academic work (usually a physics problem set), these questions were completely open ended. On a great day in ghU, our crowded classroom room might be split, with a debate revealing many shades of gray we might not have expected. Approaching the end of the year, we began to focus on solutions to global health issues, including LGBT activism in Uganda, the Zika public health response, agricultural biotechnology, the US and Ugandan health care systems, and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. As we began to take a narrower lens on the way that global health issues are tackled, we learned how complex solutions can be and how some can create further questions and exacerbate problems. Over the course of the year, we held about two dozen internal ghU debates or activities, and two public events: World Day of Social Justice and a Global Health Symposium at UCLA. Rebecca DeShetler ghU Coordinator 2016-2017
KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR
What are the benefits and drawbacks of different models of undergraduate aid? When can international groups intervene in controversial issues? How does Zika highlight global health inequalities? How does concentrating people experiencing homelessness in one area affect their health? In times of drought, should we prioritize social or environmental consequences? Where do we see Islamophobia in our own communities?
globalhealthU highlights from the year
Hosting a Global Health Symposium During fall quarter, we invited student global health organizations to engage in a discussion about our different practices and models of aid. After giving each organization a chance to explain their perspective, we participated in a dynamic group simulation, and closed the event with a keynote speech from Dr. Michael Rodriguez, a professor, physician, and global health professional at UCLA.
Learning about Homelessness Locally On two separate weekends, we took groups of chapter members to Skid Row, home to one of the U.S.â€™s largest stable homeless populations. Led by a member of the community, we learned about the challenges that brought many residents here, and the organizations working to help them. To end the day, we began an ongoing discussion of homelessness, faith-based aid, and the ethics of â€œtaking a tourâ€? inside a sensitive community, all topics that appeared again in later ghUs.
Building Tippy Taps At one of our final meetings, we challenged members to build a sustainable, sanitary, and accessible hand-washing station like the tippy taps used by our partner in Mukono, Uganda. Students split into groups and innovated creative solutions with limited resources, at one point having those resources suddenly reduced, to simulate the challenges faced by the community we work with.
World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2016
Venice Beach For World Day of Social Justice, our chapter traveled to Venice Beach to ask the community, "What are the ingredients for a good life?". The responses were incredible. From happiness, to raw foods, to access to education, we were able to engage other people to discuss the crux of a good life and recognize the lack of access different communities around the world encounter. For those who engaged with the conversation further, we discussed our work with our partner, the Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative. We had a jerrycan filled with water and had individuals carry it up and down the boardwalk, to simulate what members of our partner do everyday. We also had trivia regarding current global health concerns and used candy as an incentive to retain conversation.
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.
“After Summit, I was further inspired to engage with my community and beyond to allow each and every individual the opportunity to a healthy life” -- Sanjita Godwa, 2019
List of 2016 Summit delegates: ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
Amanda Abunimeh Charlotte Follari Justin Park Krithi Murthy Paola Jimenez Ryan Rizeq Sanjita Gowda
# of GROW Interns:
Length of Stay: 49
DATES OF TRAVEL:
June 11- July 31
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 summer, our GROW interns will be continuing the Water Access, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Project. This will entail completing ten outreaches, teaching WASH curriculum at Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative’s model school Johnson Nkosi Primary, and developing a sensitization program and washing station for the menstrual hygiene of girls.
“GROW is a way to build
upon an existing partnership, to communicate with our partner, and to create community-based change.”
-- Harveen Sekhon, c/o 2018
Finances In 2015-2016, GlobeMed at UCLA raised $13,394 for the Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative to support projects in central 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
$1149.97 $13,394 $1,200.55
GlobeMed at UCLA
Our Future Dear Friends, Over the past year, both our chapter and our partner have made excellent strides toward expanding our WASH project. This summer, our GROW team spent nearly two months monitoring and evaluating our progress in the villages we’ve been working in, the number of which has increased from seven to nine in the past year. We have also started a new initiative to address the difficulties that menstrual hygiene poses at Johnson Nkosi Memorial Primary School. After about a year of brainstorming, the GROW team worked with the Mpoma team to construct a sanitary pad washing and drying facility, a private place for girls to clean their reusable sanitary pads free from embarrassment. The summer ended in the third Biannual WASH Training, at which the Water User Committees, the Mpoma team, and other relevant stakeholders came together to learn about topics such as borehole management, latrine management, community empowerment, and even dental health. This year we will continue to increase our presence at UCLA, hosting our second Global Health Symposium and contributing as a member organization to the newly-founded UCLA Global Health Coalition. As of June 2016, our chapter’s alumni network is 70-members strong. This year we hope to grow and strengthen this network, to take advantage of such a diverse and experienced group of GlobeMedders. Why donate to us? We’re committed to changing the world through sustainable solutions to the most pressing global health issues. If you’re a changemaker like us, you can contribute here: https://www.globalgiving.org/donate/11302/globemed-at-ucla/ Sincerely, Charlotte and Amanda 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at UCLA
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Supporters A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2015 – 2016 year a great success:
INDIVIDUALS Dr. Michael Rodriguez Pam Cysner Brittany Zelch Those who donated to individual giving
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