GlobeMed at UTSA 2015 â€“ 2016 ANNUAL REPORT
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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, We are excited to share the first annual report on behalf of GlobeMed at UTSA. Our first school year as a chapter could not have been better. Starting with absolutely nothing, the chapter has grown to include over 30 members and a full Executive Board. We had the tremendous task of not only thinking critically about global health, but also sharing that mission on our campus, building a community of advocates, and distinguishing ourselves. To accomplish this, we set out to spend our first semester working to increase our membership and maintain a prudent approach that would set precedent for who we are and what we believe in. We are happy to say we did more than that. At the conclusion of the school year, GlobeMed at UTSA was awarded “Best First Year Organization” by our Student Government. Over past few months, we held two major fundraisers selling bubble tea and frozen bananas, as well as weekly events, to raise over $1,600 for our cause. At the conclusion of the school year, we met our wonderful partner Sacred Valley Health in Ollantaytambo, Peru on our first-ever GROW trip. There, we implemented an iron-deficiency anemia survey and worked with health educators called “promotoras.” We can say with confidence that our accomplishments exceeded all expectations, and to that we are grateful to our members, institution, and the GlobeMed network. In our work, we found a family of 30 like-minded students, dedicated to the GlobeMed mission. Sacred Valley Health was instrumental to our success. Following countless hours of Skype calls and numerous emails, we embarked on our GROW trip to build a sustainable project tracking anemia. For the first time, we saw the fruits of our labor. Next year, we plan to host larger fundraisers engaging the university campus as a whole, increase our membership, and transition to a more formal Executive Board structure. There is no denying that starting a chapter is hard. We certainly didn’t realize it until it was happening, but are so thankful to have the support from our chapter members for their dedication to push through and realize our goals. This is only the beginning. Sincerely, Kavina Patel & Farhan Ahmad 2015-2016 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at The University of Texas at San Antonio
About our Chapter
[GlobeMed at UTSA]
GlobeMed at UTSA was founded in August of 2015 by Kavina Patel and Farhan Ahmad. The organization is partnered with Sacred Valley Health in Ollantaytambo, Peru. Since then, they have gone on their first GROW trip, won recognition by UTSA Student Government and College of Sciences.
Since our founding in August 2015, our chapter has grown from 2 to 30 members
Since our founding in August 2015, our chapter has raised $1,544.18
46.7% of children under five suffer from anemia in Cusco, Peru.
Our Partnership Sacred Valley Health
Founded in  Sacred Valley Health (SVH) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote health in the underserved rural communities of Peruâ€™s Sacred Valley. The remote indigenous communities surrounding Ollantaytambo are medically underserved for a variety of reasons. Rural communities lack access to primary medical care as a result of geographic isolation, poor road conditions, and irregular transportation. Poor socioeconomic conditions, malnutrition, lack of basic services, and poor education further worsen health outcomes. SVH trains community health workers (promotoras de salud) who serve their home villages, providing health education and basic care. They also identify, accompany, and advocate for patients who need to seek more advanced care at a government clinic. Promotoras develop working relationships with personnel at the nearest government clinics in order to increase community membersâ€™ access to services. Promotoras serve as agents of change and health advocates for his or her community.
Ollantaytambo, Peru Population: [Around 2,000] Peruâ€™s Ollantaytambo District is a mountain district situated midway between Cusco and Machu Picchu. Nearly 70% of its 10,000 inhabitants live in isolated villages, most without running water or electricity. The percentage of inhabitants living in extreme poverty is greatest in the highest altitude, most isolated communities. Over one third of children suffer from chronic malnutrition. Rural inhabitants receive little benefit from the money brought in by tourists visiting Machu Picchu, and live primarily by subsistence farming. Many villages lack road access for part or all of the year, and a trip to the clinic is arduous, time consuming, and expensive. As a result of the time commitment and expense, many people do not seek prompt medical attention and treatable conditions often are missed or seen late in the course of illness.
BY THE NUMBERS: Key metric: 300 direct beneficiaries Cost of project: $1,323.65 What the money directly funded: anemia testing in Rumira, Soccma, and Huilloc
[GlobeMed at UT-San Antonio raised $1300 to fund an anemia survey and nutritional campaign in Rumira, Soccma, and Huilloc - three surrounding communities of Ollantaytambo, Peru]
Sacred Valley Health partnered with GlobeMed at UTSA to complete an Anemia Survey of selected communities in the Peruvian Andes. An Anemia Survey used a hand held hemoglobin testing meter to screen a representative sample of the Sacred Valley Health project population. The Anemia survey targeted children less than five years of age and women/adolescents aged 14 and above, as those are the populations most likely to be affected by anemia in the area. Children who were found to be anemic were accompanied to the government health outpost by the promotora in participating communities and followed up to assure medication compliance and provide preventative education. In addition, the local government health outpost received notification of high-risk community members living in their catchment area.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Every Thursday UTSA GlobeMed gave out free Panera Bread and asked for donations.
GlobeMed sold frozen bananas with toppings
Best Fest UTSA
GlobeMed sold bubble tea
Members reached out to family and friends.
Total funds raised for Sacred Valley Health in 2015-2016:
All of the funds raised by GlobeMed at UTSA has gone to support Sacred Valley Health and the recipient villages surrounding Ollantaytambo, Peru.
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: 
Nestled in the beautiful Alamo City, UTSA GlobeMed hosted a variety of community events this past year. We played Hacky Sack and ate at food trucks at The Block, listened to a guest lecture from a public health official at the UT Medical School, enjoyed authentic Peruvian food, went to outdoor concerts on campus, and held bowling nights. We also grew closer to the St. Edward's and UT Austin chapter, although flooding delayed our first annual GlobeMed Mound get-together. Community building is our stress relief, and a place where we can learn to accept each other.
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.
KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR What does health mean to you?
“As globalhealthU coordinator, I helped facilitate open discussion and education about present global health affairs. ghU provides an environment for everyone to come together and talk about what they are passionate about. It is a safe, open, environment that everyone looks forward to engaging in. Of the over 15 ghU sessions we held, my favorite was an engaging conversation about the Syrian refugee crisis. The diversity in our chapter provided differing perspectives on oppression, health, and liberty.” Kareem Salama
What are the impacts of income inequality? What is race? How does health shape current global affairs? What is oppression? What are the driving factors for health inequity?
globalhealthU highlights from the year
Understanding Global Health With over 15 attendees, we carried out an activity using anonymous sticky notes to show how â€œglobal healthâ€? carries different interpretations. Therefore, prior to any work, we must come to a consensus and mutual understanding about global health in the context of Ollantaytambo, Peru, and the needs of our partner Sacred Valley Health.
GlobeMedder Values One of our first ghUs was focused on developing shared values and educating new members about the GlobeMed mission.
GlobeMedâ€™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.
"Summit gave me a much deeper understanding of how big the GlobeMed family truly is. It was great to get to know the rest of the family and share ideas with each other with a heart for the betterment of our communities." -Caleb Offield, c/o 2017
2016 Summit delegates: Sushmita Gorantala Caleb Offield
# of GROW Interns: 5 Length of Stay: 3 weeks Dates of Travel: June 20th to July 13th, 2016
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 interns implemented an iron deficiency anemia survey and nutritional campaign in the region surrounding Ollantaytambo, Peru. They also worked with community health care educators called “promotoras” to sustain the survey, focusing on women and children, and gather data in the months following.
“I remember the feeling of landing in Peru and realizing this was it. GlobeMed at UTSA was on its first GROW trip. This is what we worked all year for.” -- Kavina Patel, c/o 2018
Finances In 2015-2016, GlobeMed at UTSA raised $1,544.18 for Sacred Valley Health to support projects in Ollantaytambo, Peru.
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
$0 $1323.65 $220.53
GlobeMed at UTSA
Our Future Dear Friends, As we enter our second year, we will be working on growing our membership and increasing the depth of our activities. We hope to hold more ghU sessions, collaborate with the other Texas chapters, host campus wide events, and raise over $2,000 this year for our cause. We want GlobeMed to have a larger presence on campus and our city. As the only GlobeMed chapter in San Antonio, we have an obligation to our community too. We want to share our passion for community work by volunteering at food drives and homeless shelters, improving health both abroad and at home. This is an exciting year for us, and we hope you will play a part in it. Please check out our website at utsaglobemed.com You can donate to our cause at razoo.com/us/story/Globemed-At-Ut-San-Antonio Sincerely, Kavina Patel & Farhan Ahmad 2015-2016 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at The University of Texas at San Antonio
The Globemed chapter at UTSA, to me, has been an opportunity to escape the pressures of daily life, and spend time with friends, working on making a positive impact, to help the women and children of Peru live a better and healthier life. -Bobby Lonergan, c/o 2016
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Executive Board GlobeMed at UTSA
Director of Communications
Director of Community Building Director of Finances
Caleb Offield Zahra Barsi
Supporters A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2015 â€“ 2016 year a great success:
INDIVIDUALS Alan Vince, Ph.D Craig Jordan, J.D., Ph.D Henry Linan
ORGANIZATIONS GlobeMed USAID UTSA College of Sciences Panera Bread
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