GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati 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, This year, we set out to make our chapter of GlobeMed bigger and better than it had ever been before. We hoped to expand our sphere of influence outside of the pre-med world by attracting students from business, engineering, design, and more. We primarily wanted to foster a diverse and open community in which each member was an integral part of the functioning of our chapter. Through our outreach plans, we grew to 71 members, the largest chapter we have ever had. This change in size did not impede our ability to create a strong sense of community, and we believe that the unity of our chapter this year was perhaps the biggest thing in helping us reach our fundraising goal. With a fundraising goal of $10,000 we knew that we would have to start working hard immediately if we were to meet this goal. Numerous individuals dedicated hours of their time to making our fundraisers successful, and numerous others worked behind the scenes to educate our chapter and our community on global health and social justice issues and to sustain our partnership with SAW. One of the most thrilling events of the year was welcoming Dr. Htin Zaw, SAWâ€™s medical director, to speak at Summit and at an event that we put on in Cincinnati. This experience made the partnership so much more real for the entire chapter, especially for those students who have never been on GROW. Moving forward, we hope to continue to grow together, both as a chapter and in our partnership with SAW. We would like to have a more visible impact within the community of the university and Cincinnati as a whole. We plan to continue to grow our network of donors and to accomplish even more with our benefit dinner than we did last year. The experiences that we have had as Co-Presidents of GlobeMed at UC have been humbling, challenging, and rewarding. We have learned more about ourselves and each other than we had ever expected, and we found out that with persistence, communication, and passion we can do things that we had never thought possible. Sincerely, Juliana Madzia & Sami Nandyal 2015-2016 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at the University of Cincinnati
About our Chapter
GlobeMed at the University of Cincinnati
Our chapter was founded in 2011 by Julia Tasset and Stephanie Lux, two ambitious students who were passionate about health and human rights and just happened to meet while attending a leadership retreat put on by UC’s honors program. We were soon partnered with Social Action for Women, with whom we’ve been partnered ever since. Since 2011, there have been four different GROW team’s and our chapter has grown to 71 members. In the past 5 years, we’ve raised over $56,000 and have been awarded Student Organization of the Year and New Student Organization of the Year.
since our founding in 2011, our chapter has grown from 30 to 71 members
since our founding in 2011, our chapter has raised $56,000
KEY FACT: Myanmar is under democratic power after a long period of military control. The movement is being led by Aung San Suu Kyi.
Our Partnership [Social Action for Women]
Founded in June, 2000 Social Action for Women was founded by a group of dedicated, hard-working individuals in order to provide safety, security, and healthcare/education to migrants fleeing refuge at the Thai/Burma border. Services provided include health education and gender-based violence workshops as well as mobile medical support, a battered women's shelter, a house for orphaned children, and a school. In 2011, GlobeMed at the University of Cincinnati began its role as a partner organization, supporting and funding Social Action for Women through the Community Health Outreach Program (CHOP).
Mae Sot, Thailand Population: ~120,000-150,000 Mae Sot is a small migrant town on the border of Thailand and Myanmar. Its population consists of roughly half Burmese and half Thai individuals due to a large influx of Burmese migrant workers coming across the border seeking work, refuge, and basic human rights. This mixing bowl effect creates a city with a plethora of cultures and ways of life. Unfortunately for many, lack of education, documentation, representation, and other work options forces them to endure unfair wages, inadequate healthcare, and unsafe work conditions. Although many organizations exist in this region to assist in fighting for the basic human rights of these individuals, there are still many people who fail to have their basic human rights met. This is why Social Action for Women and GlobeMed at the University of Cincinnati are committed to the fight for basic human rights in the Mae Sot region and beyond.
Our Project BY THE NUMBERS: Key metric: CHOP Phase V will indirectly impact 6,000 Burmese migrant workers and children Cost of project: $10,000 What the money directly funded: transportation, educational materials, guest speakers, phone cards, and operational costs
GlobeMed at the University of Cincinnati raised $10,000 to fund the fifth phase of the Community Health Outreach Program (CHOP), which will provide Burmese migrant workers and children personal and dental hygiene education, as well as reproductive and preventive health education, in Mae Sot and Phop Phra, Thailand.
This year we focused on Phase V of the Community Health Outreach Program (CHOP) which focuses on increasing community reproductive health knowledge through peer educator workshops in their communities, as well as providing personal and dental hygiene awareness and education to migrant children. This phase will also increase the access and use of condoms and birth control, in addition to providing basic medical care to communities in the Mae Sot and Phop Phra region via Social Action for Womenâ€™s Mobile Medical Team. We funded the entire project including transportation costs, operational costs for peer educator trainings, phone cards for communication, and materials, food, and guest speakers for all workshops. This phase will directly impact 3,875 Burmese migrants and allow them to disseminate this new knowledge throughout their communities.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
By reaching out to our network of parents, professors, and other supporters, GlobeMed at UC keeps them up-to-date about the progress of the chapter and gives them an opportunity to contribute to the chapter’s fundraising goal.
Grilled Cheese Sales
What college student doesn’t enjoy a fresh grilled cheese sandwich? They all do! With support from the chapter (volunteers to work/cook, donations of items and food), the campaigns team hosted two sales where they sold sandwiches and tomato soup to students and faculty.
Who doesn’t like a little dessert between classes? Again with donations and support from chapter members, a variety of baked goods were offered to faculty and students, along with some conversation about GlobeMed’s goals and mission.
This year, GlobeMed at UC choose to expand our annual benefit dinner by seeking an off-campus venue. We invited professors, professionals, businesses, family, and friends to attend. Highlights included a silent auction table, catered dinner, keynote speaker Dr. Chris Lewis, and an address by our GlobeMed’s executive director, Alyssa Smaldino.
$9,123.38 ($610.05 Profit)
By obtaining signatures and contact info for students across campus, we were able to obtain a Kaplan Test Prep course and raffle it.
Total funds raised for SAW in 2015-2016:
Since our founding, GlobeMed @ UC has been able to raise $56,000 for our partner, Social Action for Women, in Mae Sot, Thailand.
Campaign Highlights Third Annual Benefit Dinner This yearâ€™s Benefit Dinner was held at Corbett Tower in downtown Cincinnati. Highlights of the evening included our guest speakers, Dr. Chris Lewis, founder of Village Life Project, and Alyssa Smaldino, Executive Director of GlobeMed, as well as a silent auction of items donated by local businesses. Overall, the evening was an amazing success raising over $9,000 in revenue for SAW.
Grilled Cheese Sales We held two grilled cheese and tomato soup sales which were a great way to get the chapter involved in campaigning! Chapter members were encouraged to donate supplies and to volunteer to help out during the sale. We set up a table for three hours and raised $262 for SAW. These events were a lot of fun and was also a greatt opportunity to talk to students and faculty about GlobeMed and our partnership with SAW.
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: 71 Number of external community-building events: 3 Community Building focused specifically on creating a welcoming, familial environment in chapter meetings. Instead of only a weekly lesson and update on GlobeMed business, then, chapter meetings became a social and interactive event with a strong sense of belonging and unity, where chapter members came to recharge before beginning the next week. A welcome retreat and multiple social events helped extend the community atmosphere beyond the chapter meetings and create a social group of friends within the organization. This encouraged participation and collaboration in the organization by unifying the chapter as friends working toward a goal.
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.
The topics that were presented by ghU for our chapter this past academic year were impactful and important to our growth as individuals and as a group. The goal of presenting these topics was to inform chapter members on topics in health that ranged from a personâ€™s well-being to the social and political aspects that affect a person's ability to improve their well-being. Many of the topics that were presented sparked great and lengthy discussions that truly allowed the diverse perspectives of our chapter members to shine through. These discussions fostered an environment of intrigue and safety that empowered others to speak up and share their opinions without fear of being shut down. This allowed for our chapter community to absorb information and these ideas of critical thinking, acknowledge multiple perspectives, and integrate lessons into their day-to-day lives. One topic that prompted multiple weeks of great discussion was when ghU presented on institutional racism. Throughout these discussions a wide variety of perspectives and experiences were shared and many members left these meetings feeling enlightened on this broad topic. This past academic year we presented and discussed 17 different ghU topics in our chapter meetings.
KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR Why does physically being able to see an illness/disorder change the attention we bring to it compared to if the illness/disorder was imbedded mentally? Do you think that technology will eventually catch up with the poorer parts of the world so people with HIV can get treatment? What do you think that human trafficking is? How have you seen dog whistle politics affect people in your own life or community?
globalhealthU highlights from the year
Childhood Obesity in Cincinnati In the fall semester, GlobeMed at UC focused on raising awareness regarding childhood obesity -- a growing public health concern. In addition to screening the documentary Fed Up in conjunction with the Dietetic Students Association, GlobeMed at UC brought in an expert physician, Dr. Robert Siegel, to talk to students on campus about the role of public health in combatting obesity.
Mental Health Awareness Building off of a UC Student Government campaign to reduce stigma surrounding mental health, GlobeMed at UC ventured to the student union to ask students to sign the pledge to #stompoutstigma. Agreeing to use person-first language, be a good friend, and take advantage of on-campus resources, students also gave their perspectives as to which important people in their lives are affected by mental illness.
Malnutrition Awareness Day GlobeMed at UC garnered major attention on campus for Malnutrition Awareness Day, in which GlobeMed members and other interested students used only five dollars to buy food for the day. This was done in an effort to experience the challenges faced daily by nearly a third of the global population which lives on less than 2 USD / day. GlobeMed at UC members also engaged students in dialogue about food insecurity at the center of campus.
World AIDS Day December 1, 2015
Making HIV/AIDs Disappear This year we focused on World AIDS Day in a variety of ways. After discussing the statistics and stigmas during our chapter meeting, we went out to our campus to share what we discussed. We made a poster composed of condoms, which we displayed on campus. We interacted with students and staff, engaging in meaningful discussion and providing valuable resources for them.Throughout the day UC students took condoms from the poster and by the end of the day made HIV/AIDS symbolically disappear. While doing this we advocating for our partner organization, SAW, which provides many social services to Burmese migrants who may be affected by this disease.
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.
“Being a part of this organization for my entire college career, I can say GlobeMed has changed my perspective, my aspirations, and my life. I have made lifelong friends within my chapter, the network, and our partner organization. Having the opportunity to spend four days with those friends (old and new) to discuss the future of this incredible organization was truly the perfect ending to five years as a GlobeMed member. I cannot wait to come back as an alumna to celebrate all that GlobeMed and its members and partners have accomplished in this world.” -- Ceejay Boyce, Class of 2016
List of 2016 Summit Delegates: Nathan Bond, Caycee Boyce, Ceejay Boye, Codee Boyce, Gabe Brown, Jayla Burton, Juwan Davis, Mohamed Elzarka, Emma Fox, Sarah Han, Meleesha Hodge, Melissa Johns, Sarah Kaising, Emily Kim, Anna Layman, Austin Menezes, Sami Nandyal, Anthony Pantano, Kelsey Robinson, Trinity Ross, Emily Scandinaro, Shivank Singh, Martin Stallworth, Sruthi Sundaram, Abygia Tibebe, Kiran Venkat, & Linda Venturato
# of GROW Interns: 5 Length of Stay: 3 weeks Dates of Travel: June 20 - July 13
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. While on the GROW trip, members of our chapter engaged with the staff working at SAW. Together, we created a plan for communication, funding, budgeting, and future commitments. At the same time, our GROW team this year collaborated to gain the documentation and data that we need to start a grant writing campaign here in the United States. We acted as tutors for a GED school that SAW runs and created lesson plans to help these students get the credentials they need to attend college.
I have learned so much from this experience. I think that it has changed forever the way that I look at the world. I now see that real empowerment and strength can come from the places we normally look down upon, and that we have much more to learn from them than they have to learn from us. -- Dylan Sexton, 2016
Finances In 2015-2016, GlobeMed at University of Cincinnati raised $10,000 for Social Action for Women to support projects in Phop Phra, Thailand.
Revenue Events (Campaigns)
Internal Chapter Revenue
$300 (provided by University)
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
$0.00 $10,000.00 $74.84
GlobeMed at the University of Cincinnati
Our Future Dear Friends, Thank you for your continued support of and interest in our chapter. We have many exciting plans coming up over the summer and into the next school year that we believe will be very influential in strengthening our partnership with Social Action for Women and promoting our growth and success as a chapter. In June, five of our chapter members traveled to Mae Sot to lay the groundwork for the next stage for the next stage of our project with SAW. Continuing from that, we plan to focus increasingly on the monitoring and evaluation of the project’s impact, successes, and failures with the aim of improving upon and adapting our work with SAW throughout the year. This year, we aim to make our Annual Benefit Dinner more influential than ever before. Our benefit dinner committee chairs are already hard at work making plans for this outstanding event, which will take place on March 3, 2017. Keep an eye on your inboxes and mailboxes for more information! Donations to our chapter can be made here: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/globemedatcincinnati/. We thank you again for your enormous support and encouragement, and we look forward to all that the future holds for GlobeMed at UC and our partner. Sincerely, Juliana Madzia & Linda Venturato 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at the University of Cincinnati “Globemed really opened my eyes to some of the bigger issues going on in our world and helped me confirm that global/public health is definitely the path for me! More than anything, though, it led me to meeting so many amazing people at UC as well as all over the country (thanks, Summit) and I am continuously humbled and inspired by how giving and welcoming the GlobeMed community is.” -- Kelsey Robinson, 2016 Graduate
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Supporters A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2015 â€“ 2016 year a great success:
INDIVIDUALS Dr. Jason Blackard Dr. Robin Selzer Alyssa Smaldino Dr. Htin Zaw Aung Htun Lin
ORGANIZATIONS UC Office of Global Health UC Division of Professional Practice GlobeMed Global Headquarters Social Action for Women Social Action for Women
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